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    23 Anti-LGBTQ Moments From TV Shows That I Genuinely Can't Believe Got Aired

    Bisexuality = exists. A one-bedroom Manhattan apartment on a writer's salary = doesn't exist.

    Shows like Sex Education and Pose prove that nowadays LGBTQ+ representation on television is THRIVING, but it hasn't always been this way. Here are some examples of times our favourite TV shows failed to accurately represent queer people, and/or chose to belittle the community in the name of "comedy".

    1. That time Kurt politely informed his boyfriend Blaine that *apparently* bisexuality isn't a valid identity in Glee.

    Kurt sits in cafe with Blaine in an episode of Glee and tells him bisexual is a term used for gay guys who want to appears normal in high school

    2. And that moment when the supposedly sex-positive protagonist of Sex and the City, Carrie, unfortunately seemed to hold the same view on bisexuals.

    Carrie and Miranda from Sex and the City sit in a cafe and Carrie says I don't think bisexuality exists, it's just a layover on the way to gaytown

    3. When Max begins transitioning on The L Word, and his hormone therapy turns him into a hyperaggressive, possessive jerk.

    A trans man grabs a woman's arm at a party and says you're my girlfriend and this is my party, you shouldn't be dancing with some other dude

    4. And when Max's lesbian friends – who should've been supporting him – treated his choice to transition as a threat to the butch lesbian identity.

    A close up of a woman saying to a trans man it saddens me to see our butch girls giving up their womanhood. Why not be the butchest butch in the world and keep your body

    5. In Friends, when Ross assumed a male nanny had to be gay, simply because he was openly emotional and had a job in a female-dominated industry.

    Ross and Rachel from Friends sit on a couch and Ross says are you gay to an unseen figure

    6. Also in Friends, when Ross and Will admitted to spreading a rumour in high school that Rachel was intersex in an attempt to humiliate her.

    Ross and Will from Friends, played by Brad Pitt, stand in the middle of Monica's apartment and say the rumour was that you had both male and female reproductive parts

    7. When Chandler's dad was constantly mocked for her gender identity.

    Chandler from Friends's dad, who presents as female, sees Chandler's mum and says aren't you a little old to be wearing a dress like that? She replies don't you have a little too much penis to be wearing a dress like that

    8. When How I Met Your Mother fetishized lesbianism to the point that Robin and Lily making out was the ONLY thing that could wake up Barney from a drunken stupor.

    Robin and Lily from How I Met Your Mother kiss in front of a bed and then Barney sits up and says more, more, more, more, more

    9. And when Ted invites Barney to play a gross game where they attempt to depicher cis female models from trans female models.

    Ted from How I Met Your Mother enters Barney's office and says there's a bunch of models in the lobby, the gossip is one of them is really a dude. Want to play who's hot and who's Scott

    10. That early episode of Bob's Burgers, which features a group of trans sex workers who are referred to as transvestites and are all voiced by male comedians.

    Bob and Linda from Bob's Burgers stand together and one says to the other you invited transvestite prostitutes to our daughter's birthday party

    11. When Zach thought it was somehow gay to express his emotions and his friendship with other men in Gilmore Girls.

    Zach from Gilmore Girls stands in the middle of a dinner function and addresses an unseen figure saying I don't mean to get all Brokeback Mountain on you but we're buds, you know, and I miss you

    12. And similarly, when Luke thought it was awfully gay for Kirk to be carrying his girlfriend's handbag around Stars Hollow.

    Luke and Kirk from Gilmore Girls stand in a diner. Kirk carries a pink bag and Luke asks him what's with the gay bag?

    13. When Douglas allowed a relationship with a trans woman called April to develop in The IT Crowd because he thought she was cis, but then he promptly broke it off after realising she wasn't.

    Douglas from The IT Crowd lies in bed with a woman named April and hugs her. He says to think you worried when we met you were from Iran. She says no, I said I used to be a man and he replies oh God

    14. In Will and Grace when Jack must work with a lesbian couple on a dramatisation for Will's gay sensivity seminar, and he can't help but mock them at every opportunity.

    Jack from Will and Grace gestures to a script and says to an unseen figure there are lesbians in this, let them be played by men, no one will know. Then in another image, Jack addresses a classroom and says don't take photos the lesbians may attack you

    15. When Brian sleeps with Ida Quagmire in Family Guy without realising she is trans, and then pukes and takes a "recovery shower" when he finds out who she is.

    Brian from Family Guy sits with Stewie in his bedroom as Stewie tells him Quagmire's father is now a woman, his name is Ida. Brian then realises with horror that he has had sex with her and then is sick. In the final photo takes a shower in disgust

    16. Scrubs wasn't exactly at its best when Carla wanted to spread a rumour that a young, attractive nurse was trans.

    Close up of Carla from Scrubs as she says come on Carla, just do what you always do, turn the other cheek and spread a rumour that she's a guy

    17. Raj and Howard's friendship on The Big Bang Theory is frequently mocked for being "gay".

    Sheldon's mum from The Big Bang Theory played by Christine Baranski sits on a couch and asks Howard and Rajesh if they have summoned the courage to express their latent gay feelings for each other, to which they both reply what, no

    18. Remember that asexual patient on House who turned out to only be asexual because of a brain tumour?

    A close-up female character in TV show House tells Dr House that he's going to have to  accept that an unseen patient doesn't want to have sex. He replies lot's of people don't have sex, but you'd have to be sick, dead, or lying not to want sex

    19. In The West Wing, Abigail Bartlet was *totally fine* with gay people, but was also relieved when her daughter turned out to be straight.

    Abby and her husband in The West Wing wait outside of a function dressed in formal attire and Abby says there's nothing wrong with that inclination, but it can't be denied that I'm unhappy my daughter is straight after all

    20. Did you know that Jughead's character in the Archie comics – the inspiration for Riverdale – is canonically asexual? And yet in the show, he's very... not.

    a dual image shows an illustration of the character Jughead in the new Riverdale comics and a photo of Cole Sprouse as Jughead in Riverdale

    21. Speaking of straight-washing, Dan Humphrey and Chuck Bass were supposed to be bi in Gossip Girl. However, in the show, neither get queer at all, really.

    Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl kisses a guy and in the second image says to Blaire I'm upset because I kissed somebody who wasn't you. Do you really think I've never kissed a guy before

    22. The way Mitch and Cam have zero intimate scenes in Modern Family and don't even really seem to like each other.

    A dual image shows Mitch and Cam, a gay couple from Modern Family, kissing in the background of a shot and the other image shows a straight couple kissing in the foreground. Handwritten text on top points this out

    23. And lastly, when Kenny hoped his boyfriend wasn't bisexual in The Real O'Neals.

    Kenny from The Real O Neals, who is played by Noah Galvin, sits with his boyfriend in a cafe as his boyfriend I didn't know how to tell you this. In another image, Kenny thinks to himself here we go, money problems, webbed toes, or worse bisexual

    Are there any other frustratingly anti-LGBTQ moments from TV shows that we missed out? Share them in the comments below.