Have you noticed how often queer characters are killed off from movies and TV shows? A recent episode of The 100 has fans talking about the “Bury Your Gays” trope once again.
When you really look at the frequency of this trope, it’s pretty ridiculous. And maybe it seems like no big deal because it’s “just a TV show,” but this trend actually reveals some disturbing truths about queer media representation.
Here’s Riley J. Dennis with why we need to be done with this trope once and for all.
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 7 Trans Media Tropes That Need to Stop
- 3 Things Our Media Should Have — But Doesn’t (Because It’s So White Cis Heternormative)
Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.