Recently, it was announced that Warner Bros. Pictures cut out important dialogue in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore that confirmed Jude Law's character — young Albus Dumbledore — was gay.
The two lines have been removed in all movie theaters in China, which has obviously sparked a lot of reactions from fans and the queer community. Representation in TV and film matters, and seeing this kind of thing happening in 2022 is pretty disheartening.
So this made me want to ask you, dear reader: Which LGBTQ movie and TV characters were portrayed in an accurate light, and which ones were done dirty?
Maybe you thought Chiron's character in Moonlight was written beautifully, and represented LGBTQ men accurately. "We had a Black, queer man living in the South, discovering and defining for himself what manhood meant," old Community user ncbain13 said. "Though his road was rough, he still stood up for himself."
Or perhaps, you hated Glee because they did a huge disservice to Blaine Anderson and Brittany Pierce's sexual identities. "Kurt was a jerk to Blaine when he was questioning his sexuality. Brittany was bi, and it freaked Santana out," Community user smokeyandvv said. "Glee failed to respect and depict bisexuality, which was really disappointing."
Or maybe, you thought it was a huge relief that Crush's main character, Paige, was written in a mindful way. She didn't have a tragic and damaging high school experience — she juggled her romantic prospects in a classic love triangle situation, just like heterosexual teens we've seen in TV shows and movies before.
Whoever the characters are, we want to know! Tell us which LGBTQ movie/TV characters were portrayed well on screen and which ones weren't (and why you think so) in the comments below.
The best submissions will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!
Writer’s note: Casey Rackham, who cowrote Crush, is a managing editor at BuzzFeed.