2016 has seen the expansion of black storytelling on major TV networks with shows like Insecure and Atlanta, but Brown Girls’ DIY attitude and background opens up the possibilities of experiences that can be shared.
Autostraddle walks you through the entire history of trans female characters on American television from 1965-2015.
The dead lesbian TV characters trope is even worse than you think.
Just a little light reading to complement our enormous list of dead TV characters.
So many women who’ve suffered death by television and just-so-happened to also like other women.
In honor of our seventh birthday, a look back on the seven television shows with the biggest impact on the representation of LGBTQ women over the last seven years.
From lesbian gangs killing old ladies in a nursing home to actresses with Mommy issues to inspirational schoolteachers, these are ten of the first-ever lesbian characters on American primetime television, 1961-1977.
Kim and Sugar. Camilla and Jocelyn. Alice and Dana. A look at the legendary duos that lived the nightmare and sometimes came out alive.
We’ve come so far since same-sex kisses on television only happened once in a show’s entire run, rarely involved lesbian or bisexual characters and generally were obscured by somebody’s hair!
Curated video from 80’s and 90’s afterschool specials in which being gay was a lot like being a tornado or a flesh-eating virus.