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Queer Representation in the Media

March 19, 2015

Autostraddle is the blog I mentioned in class which recaps all television shows that currently have queer female characters. You can find the recaps in their blog’s television section (with sub-sections for each show that has been recapped):

http://www.autostraddle.com/category/arts-and-entertainment/television/

GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) publishes an annual report on queer representation in television, comparing the current year to years before it as well. This is the latest report:

http://www.glaad.org/whereweareontv14

This article on Autostraddle talks about the concept of ‘queerbaiting’ – when tv shows or movies hint at queerness or queer relationships to get the attention/interest of LGBT viewers but then make it clear either continuously or later on that the characters are straight (to pander to less tolerant viewers).

http://www.autostraddle.com/how-do-we-solve-a-problem-like-queerbaiting-on-tvs-not-so-subtle-gay-subtext-182718/

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