Stories change us. They are what we see, what we tell, and what we live. At the end of the day, the world comes home to stories. How can we possibly evolve as a society if we have nothing to go on besides flawed representations of characters that do not exist in the real world? Lexa may be just a fictional character, but the young queer girl standing up to society is real. So is the young fan watching at home who is trying to come to terms with how her sexuality will look on paper. That young boy seeing himself on screen is real. Parents watching a series and trying to understand their child are out there. These people exist in all of our lives. They are out there. It’s time we stop killing them in our stories.
Megan Haas and Bridget Liszewski, Introducing Our Queer Representation on TV Series