LGBTQIA+ representation in tv happens to be increasing in the last few years. Based on GLAADвЂ™s 2016 2017 Report that is annual on Representation , we have been seeing an increased portion of LGBTQIA+ primary or regular figures on broadcast television than previously. The report additionally mentions there are record amounts of LGBTQIA+ figures of color, LGBTQIA+ characters with disabilities, and transgender characters played by real transgender actors. There was still a tremendously good way to get, but things are going when you look at the right way.
That being said, there is certainly one band of people who is still shockingly misrepresented in the silver screen. That team may be the bisexuals.
Of the many LGBTQIA+ characters portrayed on television in 2016 2017, about 30% were bi (or elsewhere non monosexual); a dramatically lower portion than compared to bisexual individuals inside the LGBTQIA+ community (which can be nearer to 50%). In addition to that, many bisexual representation on television falls into more than one bisexuality tropes. These tropes, or stereotypes, are laughably inaccurate at the best and downright insulting at worst.Here are four of the most extremely typical bisexuality tropes. The Slutty Bi Trope a portion that is large of bisexual figures on TV are portrayed as extremely promiscuous and/or hypersexual. A lot of the characters that fit this trope are feminine, that has led a lot more than one think piece about them to close out why these charactersвЂ™ bisexuality serves as bit more than titillation for the heterosexual audience that is male.