LGBT Fans Deserve Better is a movement aiming to educate people on how harmful negative representation in the media can be to our community, as well as advocate for better, more positive representation in the future. We aim to be a resource that enables the public to learn more about the issues facing the LGBT community in regards to media representation so they can become more critical viewers and creators, resulting in more creative, impactful, and positive stories in the future.
We believe the transformative power of stories will not only change hearts and minds, but inspire greater understanding and efforts to better the lives of LGBT people in tangible ways. We can do this by focusing on our strengths in three areas:
Education and Awareness: Making the case for why positive representation matters for the real lives of LGBT fans and their communities through concrete research and real life stories. Spreading the “Support Positive LGBT Representation” message in fandom and the entertainment industry.
Advocacy: Pushing the industry to increase quantity & quality of LGBT characters in entertainment media, and hold them accountable for the messages they send.
Fundraising: Harnessing the grassroots spirit and global networking power of our members to focus on raising money and awareness for the LGBT-focused issues that are important to them.