Breaking Down the Binary (2018)

For LGBTQIA viewers, TV has long been a medium of binaries — gay or straight; male or female; cisgender or transgender — but the past few years have seen a swell of characters who aren’t so easily defined. From teen soaps, to cable dramedies, the spectrum of visibility has grown to include bisexual+ and non-binary characters who are more in tune with the viewers they represent, and less the product of tropes and stereotypes. Hear from the creators & cast behind these series as they discuss what this visibility means for LGBTQIA audiences, and why breaking down the binary is an essential part of moving representation forward.

This conversation was presented by The Syndication Project.

Panelists: Cameron Esposito, Nico Tortorella, Rhea Butcher, and Aisha Dee
Season 8 | June 6-9, 2019 | Austin, TX

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