Debbie Aspromonti, Hofstra University
Despite pushback, the Hallmark channel continues to feature LGBTQIA+ characters and storylines.
Alyssa Griffin, Molloy College
Although TV programming aimed at kids is becoming more inclusive, it still has a long way to go.
Alexa Katherine Will, University of Pittsburgh
Despite the stark violence and discrimination that exists in the television industry, Netflix champions Eric Effiong and the intersection of his ethnicity, race and sexuality in largely positive ways.
Even a year after the series’s end, the show deserves to be praised for containing one of the few real portrayals of asexuality on TV.
Emma Smith, Wesleyan University
Hulu’s ‘Love, Simon’ spin-off, with its complex story about sexuality and understanding oneself, is just what the teenage high school television canon needs.
It isn’t safe to host parades and parties this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some LGBTQ pride in your living room.
Nanda Illahi, Okayama University
The LGBTQ+ show is bringing a new and necessary viewpoint to Japan’s Yaoi and Yuri-saturated pop culture.
Nathan Coles, Oakland University
Finally, kids cartoons are starting to feature well-written LGBTQ+ characters.
Katie Lommen, Saint Louis University
The hit series ‘Andi Mack’ offers a breath of fresh air for a network once drowning in despair due to consistently dipping ratings.
Ellyot Chen, Pasadena City College
The show is known for its groundbreaking material and disruption of social norms.
Terry Nguyen, University of Southern California
Despite a frustrating election, these films and television shows helped ensure a positive future for queer representation in cinema.
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