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?
Can Bette Porter pull this thing out? As I mentioned yesterday, she hasn’t won a single round of voting yet! She keeps getting edged out by the same person!
Six candidates remain! One day to vote!
Dawn Denbo sneaks by again! Seven candidates remain!
Eight candidates remain and you have one day to vote!
Is this just an excuse to keep saying “Govern Me, Mommi”? Let’s put Bette Porter 2020 to an actual vote!
“Being out of the closet is really intense when you’re related to Shelly Pfefferman.”
“Do you have something to tell us?” my mom joked. It was a joke, because of course I didn’t. “No,” I said with a laugh. And I thought I was telling the truth.
“The L Word” was supposed to be the beginning of a new era of teevee shows about the real true lives of lesbian and bisexual women — and although we never quite got there, here are 15 examples of shows that don’t just have queer characters in them, but are also *about* being queer.
Sometimes, on a rare harvest moon when the mermaids sing and the unicorns take flight, we’re treated to really authentic, layered, swoon-worthy portrayals of bisexual women on our favorite shows.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — like Hollywood itself, and mainstream TV criticism — continues to be dominated by a voting block of mostly straight white men. So, for the first time ever, we’ve decided to host our own Autostraddle TV awards to coincide with the Emmys.
Here’s part two of the first round of QUEER KISSING MARCH MADNESS!
2017 somehow turned out to be the best year ever for lesbian and bisexual women on television — but we’ve still got a ways to go.
These were entire TV episodes that paid off queer storylines that had been building, or approached lesbian and bisexual and trans stuff in ways we’ve never really seen on-screen, or expanded queer storytelling into genres where it’d been lacking, or utilized new TV platforms in queer ways.
2017 was the best of times and the worst of times. LOL JK it was the absolute worst of times. But the queer TV was pretty good.
As cis white men are forced out of Hollywood to face repercussions for their actions, this could become an important moment for traditionally marginalized voices to tell stories in ways we’ve never been allowed to before.
Transparent isn’t a show about any single person. It’s a show about family. That’s what it’s always been and when it focuses on that, it’s at its absolute best.
Youtube’s LGBTQ problem, transgender veterans in Kansas, Mallory Ortberg’s latest, how internalized homophobia affects your clothing, and so, so very much more. Really, this is packed.
Planning on spending a lot of time on the couch? Here are 31 shows that would be good even without lesbian, bisexual and otherwise-identified queer female characters but luckily, they do!
This is a highlight reel of the highs and lows of the trans storylines in Transparent’s third season.