LGBTQ representation, especially in media, is an important topic that has to be talked about and more importantly, brought in place. Seeing queer people on-screen affirms real-life queer individuals and their identities. Here are 15 times our favorite LGBTQ stars raised their voices to increase LGBTQ representation in Hollywood.
When Jonathan Bailey, the gay Bridgerton actor, opened up about his desire to see queer actors play queer characters.
When Billy Porter said that Queer Black lives matter too.
Ruby Rose shutting up people who said she was not “queer enough.”
When Elliot Page told Oprah that he wants to see more storylines where trans people get to be people.
When Tommy Dorfman called out beauty brands gendering makeup.
When Greg Berlanti fought for the “gay kiss” in Dawson’s Creek.
When Laverne Cox said we need systematic change and not just representation.
When Dan Levy decided to create Schitt’s Creek.
When Jim Parsons talked about how LGBTQ+ representation is important for awareness.
Lil Nas X made his Call Me Your Name music video, and TBH, his entire career.
When Tessa Thompson said representation in Marvel’s Next Phase is a “pretty big deal.”
When Andy Cohen called out The Real Housewives treatment of gay men.
When Stephanie Beatriz called out casting directors to cast bisexual actors in bisexual roles.
When Lilly Singh came out as Bisexual.
JoJo Siwa coming out and becoming a part of the first same-sex couple on Dancing With The Stars with Jenna Johnson.