Isabelle Grimshaw, Freesat

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Over the last century, film and TV have become a huge part of our culture and a vital medium for entertainment and telling stories. While not always obvious, the stories of queer and trans people have always been a part of the history of cinema, but the evolution of LGBTQ+ representation has been a long and complicated one. While always present, gay characters were often misrepresented or, particularly in the early days of Hollywood, had their queerness coded so it wasn’t explicitly stated.