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— by Cu Fleshman: Looking for positive, non-stereotypical representations of LGBTQ Asian individuals can feel like searching for a tiny rainbow needle in a haystack of Cameron Posts and Elios (don’t get us wrong, though, we’re still teary-eyed over “Call Me By Your Name”).
But according to media organization GLAAD, the number of visibly queer Asian characters is finally on the upswing. According to their annual report, “The percentage of API LGBTQ regular and recurring characters on broadcast has doubled to eight percent from only four percent in the previous year.”
There’s still a long way to go, but for national Pride Month, we’re celebrating our favorite queer API characters on film and TV. May we see many more Eve Polastris in the future! …
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June 12, 2019