Why Don’t More Films Include LGBT Characters?

It only took 89 years for the Oscars to first award best picture to an LGBT film.

Not only did the 2017 winner — “Moonlight“ – feature a compelling, heart-wrenching story with an all-black cast, but it also flew in the face of Hollywood convention. Rarely do we see characters who aren’t straight on screen – especially people of color. 

As usual, the stories we hear are unrealistically straight and cisgender. When we do see queer or trans characters in a movie, they’re often not important to the story — or serve as a punchline.

Remember the non-binary character in Zoolander 2? All was 2016′s only transgender character in mainstream film.

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