Sustained Argument (PART FOUR)



Show creators need to include all communities and accurately represent them on television.

If they do not, they leave out part of the population on TV which is not okay. Not including the LGBTQ+ community, or giving misconceptions because of the portrayals on television, also leaves other TV viewers uneducated about the lives of many people who identify within LGBTQ+ community. People look up to characters and the actors they see on the screens, therefore positive and true role models need to be promoted and emphasized.

Casting directors need to hire more of a variety and diverse cast for major broadcasting shows. Show writers need to create less stereotypical characters. And networks need to make more LGBTQ+ content on their channels.


Works Cited:

  • Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. 15 July 2013. TV show.
  • Will and Grace. NBC. 21 September 1998. TV show.
  • Orange Is the New Black. Netflix. 11 July, 2014. TV show.
  • Friends. NBC. 22 September 1994. TV show.
  • The Fosters. Freeform. 3 June 2013. TV show.
  • ABC. 2 October 2001. TV show.
  • Breaking Bad. 20 January 2008. TV show.
  • Parks in Recreation. 9 April 2009. TV show.
  • The 100. 19 March 2014. TV show.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 10 March 1997. TV show.
  • Pretty Little Liars. 8 June 2010. TV show.
  • The Walking Dead. 31 October 2010. TV show.
  • Game of Thrones. 17 April 2011. TV show.
  • Egner, Jeremy. “More Gay and Transgender Characters are on TV, Report Shows.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 27 Oct. 2015. Sep. 2016.
  • Young and Hungry. 25 June 2014. TV Show.
  • Gossip Girl. 19 September 2007. TV show.
  • Bond, Bradley. “Portrayals of Sex and Sexuality in Gay- and Lesbian-Oriented Media: A Quantitative Content Analysis.” Sexuality & Culture, 19.1 (2015): 37-56.
  • Crewe, David. “Representation Stereotypes and the Queer Prestige Film: Over the Rainbow.” Screen Education, no. 76, 2015., pp. 50-59
  • De Moraes, Lisa. “GLAAD TV Report: Fox First Broadcast Network To Rate ‘Excellent’ Grade.” Deadline. Hollywood, 3 Sep. 2015. Nov. 2016.

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