We continue in our effort to raise awareness of the importance of LGBT representation in the media. With this in mind, we are happy to announce the launch of a comprehensive study of female bisexual representation on TV.
The database consists of statistics that offer insight on both the quantity and quality of bisexual representation, as well as the common tropes bisexual characters often fall victim of. While quantity is important, we believe that representation should move beyond increasing the number of non-heterosexual characters on TV [the only goal acknowledged by large part of the entertainment industry so far] and consider what roles non-heterosexual characters play and the quality of their relationships with other characters as equally important factors.
We looked further than just the numbers of bisexual characters by collecting statistics and examining how these characters are portrayed.
The goal of this initiative is to provide media creators and the industry with an overall perspective on the state of female bisexual characters on tv as well as challenge writers, showrunners & media executives to create content for our community with better representation and more well-rounded LGBT characters.
The LGBT Fans Deserve Better movement and its allies have continued their fight for positive representation by launching a series of projects ranging from the Lexa Pledge to our positive representation t-shirt and by raising $157,000 for the Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for at-risk LGBTQ+ youth.
Stories are powerful and ours shouldn’t be confined to tired cliches & non-stop tragedy. They matter. We matter and we won’t rest or give up because LGBT Fans Deserve Better.
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