Our most popular form of media has a responsibility to promote acceptance, not just tolerance
The Emmy ballots are out and, naturally, there are some surprises that come with them. What’s not all surprising, though, is that the performer categories are light on entries for actresses playing queer women on TV. Shows like Orphan Black, Orange is the New Black, You Me Her and The 100 give us Lead Actress contenders who play queer characters, and there are a handful of hopefuls in Supporting categories from shows like Jessica Jones, Sense8, OITNB and Grey’s Anatomy. But really, it’s an awfully small number given the fact that there are over 2,000 performer entries on the ballot.