queer TV

A Quick History of TV’s Elusive Quest for Complex Black Lesbians

Characters are being given more complexity onscreen, as they are offered the chance to explore their queerness in ways typically reserved for white queer women.

In Favor of Straight White Viewers, “Queer Eye” Lives in the Middle Ground

Many straight women love and enjoy Queer Eye. Does it hold the same weight with queer women? Read more »

Missing the Mark: Where Are the Trans Women on “The L Word” Reboot?

We need the most mainstream lesbian show in the world to actively normalize trans lesbians. Read more »

May Hong on Bringing a Queer, Asian American Lens to “Tales of the City”

“I was thrilled to see that an Asian American character was specifically written into the show to be a complex and compassionate person [who is] part of a loving chosen family.” Read more »

Beyond Martyrdom: “Tales of the City” Introduces Two Generations of Complex Trans Characters

The flawed history of our queer ancestors serves as a portal to the past. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Retroactive Representation of Fantastic Beasts

Who knew that Nagini was actually a Korean woman this whole time? Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Janet Mock’s Episode of "Pose"

This is why Hollywood needs to pay attention to trans creators. Read more »

Free Yourself: The Rise of Bisexual TV Characters

Television is reversing misconceptions about bisexual women—one character at a time. Read more »

“Wynonna Earp” Shows Queer Romance Without Fanfare or Fear

Waverly and Nicole’s relationship is celebrated because it doesn’t rely on traditional tropes about same-sex couples.  Read more »

In Its Third Season "Transparent" Strives for Intersectionality—With Mixed Results

Transparent remains excellent at what it does best: examining gender identity and Jewish identity from the perspective of an almost unbearably privileged and self-centered family unit. Read more »