Pride season is ramping up! Although it’ll be another year of creative and exciting virtual events and celebrations, we’re also taking a moment to celebrate some of our industry queers helping to promote better representation in pop culture for the entire LGBTQ2S+ community.
With the entertainment industry recognizing the need for more diverse storytelling and better representation both on screen and in writing rooms, LGBTQ2S+ representation in the media is better than ever before. Of course, there is still more work to be done, we’re celebrating the faces and people who are leading the way in better LGBTQ2S+ representation.
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Janelle Monáe is a proud queer actress and musician of colour who has been frank about her pansexual identity. Monáehas spoken up about what it means to be a black queer woman in today’s world and has been trending hard since her coming out in Rolling Stone in April 2018 — bringing LGBTQ2S+ terms into the mainstream.