In the Season 2 premiere of MTV’s Faking It, which explores the spectrum of sexuality, a main character reveals that she was born with an intersex condition. Here’s what went into that decision — and why it was so important to get it right. WARNING: This post contains spoilers about the Faking It Season 2 premiere.
After he played Emmett on the iconic gay series Queer as Folk, Peter Paige co-created The Fosters, about a family with two moms. Now behind the camera, he reflects on how much things have changed.
The teen comedy-drama — about two girls who pretend to be lesbians — was initially the subject of criticism, but the show channels the confusion of adolescence to broaden portrayals of the sexual spectrum.
The star and writer of the original off-Broadway musical and subsequent film reveals Hedwig’s long road to the Great White Way, if he’ll ever don that wig again, and where things stand with the sequel.
While LGBT representation went down slightly in 2013, the bigger problem is how LGBT characters were portrayed. With displays of same-sex affection so invisible, gay characters just aren’t on the same footing as their heterosexual counterparts.