Trigger warning- discussion of homophobia, suicidal ideation
Shayna and Kathy and joined by Carly and Rachel to talk LGBTQ+ representation in media.
In honor of Pride Month and in the face of increasing anti-LGBTQ+ legislation we felt it was important to highlight mental health issues impacting the community. We explore the history of LGBTQ representation in tv and movies, the gains made and how far we still have to go.
We also establish that African penguins do absolutely NOTHING to challenge the stereotypes about bisexuality. (Those adorable rascals.)
100% of the profits from the sale of any of our Pride Merchandise will be donated to the Trevor Project to provide support for the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth.
Citations and Resources:
National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health Survey 2021
GLAAD Where We Are on TV 2021-2022
Queer Coding and the Hays Code
Artwork by Matthew Gwaltney- https://www.bdbumblebee.com
Editing by Ryan Merrill
Intro Music is "Call to Adventure" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)-Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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I am a bisexual cisgender woman with a love for all LGBT+ media. A former zookeeper with a degree in animal biology, I have a passion for conservation and the environment. In my free time, I love to go birding, read, and play video games.
I am a bisexual woman who has a degree in Environmental Biology. Currently, I am a full time pet-sitter and pet trainer. I am passionate about conservation and often go birding with friends. I also love to read, play video games, and watch shows, especially when they include LGBT+ characters.