Imagine if you will a world where you never saw yourself represented on television, in movies, in books, or anything other media that you see on the daily. The rare moments where you did, such a character was often the butt of a joke– something existing to insight laughter at their expense, a vague form of who you and others like you are, surrounded by an air of frivolous insensibility. Not quite a character, really. More of a prop.
This is the reality of most minorities, including LGBTQ people. Only around 17% of characters in major studio projects are LGBTQ. Thankfully, this is number beginning to rise steadily and representation is becoming more of a reality.
The lack …
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