The mass media has always somewhat been a symbol or a representation of who we are and who we can be. We see ourselves in it and try to identify with what we see. For instance, as an Asian, I may feel a sense of acknowledgement and pride when I see an Asian character in a Western Hollywood film—especially if he or she becomes one of the main characters in the act. Not to mention that the competitiveness in the media industry is quite vast.
Moreover, what we see on television, may help us recognize others and what else is out there on a deeper level, specifically the LGBT community. In many TV shows today, more and more of them are beginning to show LGBT relationships—which can give LGBT people more recognition and support.
Below are TV shows, common among young people and teenagers, that are actually helping the LGBT community with their depiction and recognition of LGBT people. Check them out!
1. Emily and Sara - Pretty Little Liars
2. Walt and Bennet - The Carrie Diaries
The fact that they’ve been through many challenges with relation to their sexuality and desires for each other, the acceptance that they opened to each other for themselves as a couple and the “exclusiveness” and “seriousness” that they took slowly and was worth waiting for—Walt and Bennet undoubtedly somewhat portrayed parts of a loving relationship that perhaps most of us long for.
3. Conor and Oliver - How to Get Away with Murder
- Ella Ho
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