Aunna Beranek, Columbia College Chicago
Though audiences love the television adaption of the graphic novel, its supposed ‘revolutionary’ queer representation sacrifices WLW characters to benefit MLM relationships.
Rebecca Trevathan, University of Texas at Austin
Navigating dating apps, even those made for queer women, is extremely difficult in a heteronormative environment.
Virginia Laurie, Washington and Lee University
The ‘Twilight’ actress is set to marry screenwriter Dylan Meyer, prompting the question: How can the media help with LGBTQ+ visibility?
L.R. Staples, Sarah Lawrence College
Safe social spaces are crucial for members of the LGBTQ+ community, but some of these spaces are slowly disappearing.
Programs with lesbians as side characters seem to fare okay on the platform, but series that cast them as the main character don’t seem to last as long.
Savannah McCracken, University of Arizona
Despite society’s increasing acceptance of LGBTQ+ relationships, queer couples trying to plan their marital ceremonies often face homophobia.
A sapphic love story that culminates in an epic heist, this movie — which portrays a butch-femme pairing that is rare in cinema — truly has something for everyone.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
Even without clear representation, Miss Honey offers a wonderful example to queer youth.
Aimi Wen, Duke University
Based on a Broadway musical, the film promotes an important message of acceptance. However, it still has a few controversies.
Katherine Bry, Washington University
Even if you haven’t seen the film, you probably know at least one thing about it: Aubrey Plaza is in it.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
These comments might not be explicitly homophobic, but they display the privilege of straight people and trivialize the negative experiences of queer women.
McKenna Uzelac, Columbia University
Known for playing Santana Lopez on the popular show, the actress’s untimely death last month shocked millions of fans across the world, sparking a celebration of her Latina LGBTQ+ character.
Kaitlyn Nuebel, University of Pittsburgh
These role models from the LGBTQ+ community have helped me become a more authentic version of myself.
Michelle Young, Simon Fraser University
The new coming-of-age drama explores what it means to love one another — and yourself
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