The television landscape is changing rapidly. Where does that leave lesbian, bisexual, and trans women of color on TV? Where have been, and more importantly — where are we going?
Here’s what we loved this year and what we didn’t like very much at all. We’d love to hear your opinions too, obviously!
Over 30,000 votes later! Here are your winners and our critic’s picks!
Queer women’s television has grown significantly in recent years. Still, we’ve watched our best continue to be sidelined by a straight white male majority that won’t pay attention to queer stories, women’s stories, stories about people of color. Well, no more my friends!
The season two finale of Pose is here to make you cry your eyeballs out (in a good way!).
Our girls take a much deserved trip out of the city and to the beach!
“Black people caring for each other or holding any sort of intimate space together is something that I rarely see on TV. With Black queer people and specifically. Black masculinity is politicized and weaponized so much that sometimes I think it walks into the room before I do.”
Queer elders are often way too young for the responsibility but they are invaluable. Our community survives because of all of us.
Pray Tell has a health scare and gets a visit from an old pal.
The mainstream popularity of Madonna’s “Vogue” opens up new opportunities for Damon and Ricky.
The toughest episode of Pose to date.
“You have to hold the truth that you will fail while believing in the seemingly contrary notion that you can achieve your dreams.”
The question becomes, are the generational differences portrayed in Tales of the City actually generational differences? Is the argument actually between baby boomers and millennials, gen x-ers and gen z-ers? Or have we simply widened the conversation to include, or begin to include, voices that were already there?
I realized that even though I’d vaguely heard or read about the lesbians of ACT UP, I didn’t really know enough about the specifics. Who were these women? What was their history?
“Blood does not family make. Those are relatives. Family are those with whom you share your good, bad, and ugly, and still love one another in the end. Those are the ones you select.”
Pose is hella Black, it’s hella Brown and it’s hella queer, and the second season kicks off next week!
Tales of the City reboot, The Handmaid’s Tale blesses the fight, Pose vaults to the 1990s, HBO debuts a Skins-esque show starring Zendaya canoodling with a trans character played by an actual trans actress, OINTB says goodbye, G.L.O.W moves to Vegas, LGBT documentaries debut for Pride and so many more summertime TV gems to look forward to!
Sometimes you just wanna feel the heat with somebody who loves you.
2009, the year The L Word ended and Glee began.
It’s our last TV list of 2018!