Monday, May 16, 2016

This Is Why We Fight

I really can’t tell you how proud I am of this movement, this revolution. It is proof positive that fandom, and LGBT fandom in particular, is a powerful force to be reckoned with. And this video is a perfect example of the talent and passion of everyone in the LGBT Fans Deserve Better campaign. Storytellers have every right to tell the stories they want to tell. But fans also have a right to ask for truthful and representative stories from those storytellers. The first step toward making that symbiotic relationship between he two is to identify the issues. After the LGBT Fans Deserve Better campaign, no storyteller or show creator or series writer can honestly claim they didn’t know about the Bury Your Gays or Dead Lesbian Syndrome tropes. That’s the power of demanding better and refusing to settle for what we’ve too often been given. Never stop pushing for more and better representation. Because that’s how we’ll finally get it.

3 comments:

Helena said...

Just keep on fighting, sometimes we do get a good ending - not just on TV but in all aspects of our lives.

Carmen SanDiego said...

I haven't watched The 100 (and I won't, after knowing what happened to Lexa) but I applaud them. I wanna know what Shonda is gonna do to Callie Torres. Sara Ramirez still hasn't signed for next season. No happy ending for Calzona?

Pat Cooper said...

Great video, and I'm amazed at how much was raised for the Trevor Project. Well done, folks. Now could we maybe get the writers to be a little more creative with our stories and have less gunfire, less violence, less blood on the screen?