Sexuality (LGBT) representations in the media

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  • Sexuality representations in the media (LGBT)
    • Batchelor et al
      • Sexuality in the media is represented positively and Negatively
        • Positive
          • Publicised sexual health information
          • Explored issues of consent and whether couples were ready to have sex
            • The right for girls to say 'no' to sex what given prominence in several T.V dramas
          • The right for girls to say 'no' to sex what given prominence in several T.V dramas
        • Negatively
          • Contraception was seen as a women's responsibility
          • Difference in how young men and women talk, feel and act about sex
          • Females in the media seen to talk about it where as men boasted
            • Difference in how young men and women talk, feel and act about sex
      • He also found that gay and lesbian people were underrepresented
    • Stereotypes
      • Craig
        • He found 3 stereotypes of 'gayness' that are portrayed in the media
      • Camp
        • Found in entertainment media
        • Flamboyant and extremely colourful in terms of fun
          • It's not threatening
      • Macho
        • Relies on exaggerating masculinity
          • Turning practical male clothing like a police hat into an ****** symbol
          • It is seen as threatening as it undermines the traditional masculinity
      • Deviant
        • Gay people are portrayed as evil in T.V dramas or as people who feel guilty about there sexuality
        • Homosexuality is constructed to appear as morally wrong
    • Statistics
      • Stonewall Research
        • LGBT's are constantly seen as something to laugh at or to mock
        • Only 126hrs of programming focussed on LGBT related characters/ issues
          • 46hrs of that was only positive
        • BBC1 portrayed lesbian women for just 29 seconds out of 39 hrs and 30 minutes
      • GLAD Research
        • Looked at films in 2014 and only 28 characters were gay to which 68% were male ad 32% were females
    • Transgender and Transsexuals
      • GLAD Research
        • There was 0% of transgender and 30% of bisexuals presented in the media
          • However, they were increasingly being represented in the media
            • The Danish girl who was played by Eddie Redmayne explores the LGBT aspect
        • Characters who are transgender are being played by people who are really transgender actors/actresses
          • For example, Laverne Cox who plays Sophia Burset in Orange is the New Black
        • in 2015, the first transsexual character was played by a transsexual actor
          • They appeared on BBC2's comedy show 'Boy meets Girl'
    • Pink Economy or Pink Pound
      • Refers to the spending power of the LGBT community
      • Companies have started to advertise homosexuality positively
        • This is too attract gay and lesbian consumers
        • They make products purposely to advertise LGBT
      • However, the UK press still hold a balanced and neutral coverage of LGBT issues
        • Right wing press
          • Homosexuality is wicked, sinful and unnatural
        • Editorials
          • Aim to bring social and political equality for gay people such as gay marriage
    • Does the New Media empower LGBT community
      • YES
        • There are LGBT websites and support sites
        • Social media- Twitter and Facebook used to generate and support equality issues
          • Facebook celebrates pride with a rainbow filter
          • #lovewins which was used in 3.6 million tweets
      • NO
        • Alabama University
          • There are 56.5 million homophobic tweets between 2012-15

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