Based on Autostraddle’s Ultimate Infographic Guide to Lesbian/Bisexual TV History, out of all lesbian and bisexual female characters on TV shows no longer on air (based on shows available to American TV audiences), 31% end up dead, while only 10% get happy endings. Another 38% are simply written off or guest stars with no closing storyline.
This trend continued (and got worse) in the
continued to justify why their own stories do not fit the trope or deny the existence of a trope altogether. In total, queer women accounted for 10% of all deaths on TV, a number highly disproportionate with the rate of representation., while show-runners
Below you’ll find a list of all the lesbian and bisexual characters killed off.