I think that like any minority being represented in media, there are both positive and negative factors.
It’s actually become quite common now for popular shows to have a lesbian character or some sort of lesbian story line. These shows help normalize lesbian relationships and I think that’s a huge positive.
However, the lesbians represented are usually incredibly feminine and I don’t think it’s always an accurate representation.
The reason I love the show ‘The Fosters’ so much is because it totally normalizes a lesbian relationship. It represents it without being over the top.
If I was more awake and not on my phone id write a whole lot more about this.
So many students have said, trans students have said; now I can have a point of reference when I talk about who I am. My friends are like, ‘Oh, like Sophia from ‘Orange is the New Black?’’ and they’re like, ‘yeah,’ and then they just move on and it’s not an issue,” she said. “I got a letter from a young, from a trans youth’s mother who said that he transitioned because of me and because of seeing me on the show it gave him the courage to talk to his parents about who he was and they’re supportive and loving and now he’s started his transition. It’s insane. It’s really beautiful.
We like to be reducted in life sometimes. I don’t know why. It’s a social construct, social trend, wherever you want to call it. We reduce people down to things like sexuality. They’re diseases, like cancer or ms or their race or their sex or their gender, or whether or not they like Game of Thrones. But that is not who people are. People are complex, as we say in the show, people are diverse, and there are much more interesting things to you than your sexuality.
Jordan Gavaris’ response to question at Comic Con on what it means to be in a show showing sexuality diversity and acceptance. (via calliopesloan)