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Queer women represented 1.75% of all main characters—but 10% of all deaths—in the 15/16 TV season.

According to LGBT Fans Deserve Better: If the death rates of straight characters on broadcast TV last year were the same proportionally as that of lesbian and bisexual characters (38%), a total of 736 straight characters would have died. Instead it was 130 characters.

what is the vision?

Celebrate Intersectional Narratives

Illustrating the necessity and beauty in implementing authentic, holistic media representation 

Challenge Degrading Stereotypes

Demanding that our stories need not be limited to harmful tropes, unrealistic standards, or complete erasure

Cultivate a Culture of Humanization

Centering diversity as a means of encouraging acceptance and empathy for different truths and lived experiences

elevating erased narratives

Bi/Pansexuality & Asexuality

Bisexual women often won't self-identify with the "B" word and are usually portrayed in the media as mentally unstable, flighty, and unfaithful. Pansexual and asexual folk are often erased altogether.

Trans & Gender Diverse Folk

Trans and gender diverse representation in the media is very much lacking, more often played by cisgender people. When it is existent, it tends to be problematic, stereotypical, and sometimes damaging. 

LGBTQIA+ Women of Color

Queer women of color continue to be drastically underrepresented in the media. Characters tend to be stereotypical or short-lived since they experience multiple intersections of marginalization.

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