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Are representations of LGBTQ+ communities in the media realistic?

What impact does representation in the media have on LGBTQ+ communities?

In October 201, INvolve undertook research to find out if depictions of LGBTQ+ individuals within the media are realistic based on the opinions of LGBTQ+ communities and allies.

Our survey, answered by 537 people, 369 of which identified as LGBT+ (including 80 as Trans), resulted in the LGBT+ Representation in the Media report. The report found that 73% of the LGBTQ+ community who responded have witnessed discrimination due to negative and unrealistic media portrayals, and the majority of respondents reported that the News is the platform that showcases the most negative and unrealistic portrayals of the LGBTQ+ community.

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