Halfway into twenty-bi-teen, Pride 2019 season is ramping up. While we’re excited about the glitter and dance parties pending, we’re also taking a moment to celebrate some of our industry queers helping to promote better representation in pop culture for the whole LGBTQ+ community.
With the entertainment industry recognizing the need for more diverse storytelling and better representation both on screen and in writing rooms, LGBTQ+ representation in the media is better than ever before. According to GLAAD’s annual “Where We Are on TV — 2018” report, we’ve been seeing more LGBTQ+ representation in television series regulars, more queer people of colour on broadcast television and streaming platforms than ever before and audiences speaking up for the changes they want to see.
Of course, there is still more work to be done, we’re celebrating the faces and people who are leading the way in better LGBTQ+ representation.
Lil Nas X
"Some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not gone fwm no more. but before this month end i want y'all to listen to c7osure," he tweeted.
What a way to end Pride 2019 — which also happens to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. In an industry where few musicians come out as queer, it's amazing that Lil Nas X is leading the way for the LGBTQ+ community within the rap and hip hop industry. Through art, the rapper is making positive change.
While lesbians had been calling out the gay for years, Stewart was still 50 per cent of a celebrity super couple with Robert Pattinson for a long enough while — which makes sense since she’s often talking about how she finds sexuality to be fluid. In case you’re wondering, KStew identifies as bisexual.
In addition to her activism, Cox also advocates for self-care.
From better LGBTQ+ representation in fashion to the rep everyday gays do in their daily lives, we’ve come a long way. But there’s more work to be done and we’re grateful for everyone who helps make the world a better place for all of us.