With the MTV Movie Awards behind us, and many more award shows having already happened, the idea of representation is something that comes into the public eye every award season. While this year was a good one for POC and LGBTQ+ plots and characters, there is still a long way to go.
Being LGBTQ+ has gotten easier in today’s world, but it’s still not easy. With the current administration, much of the LGBTQ+ community is scared. This is why representation matters.
By including LGBTQ+ people, people of color, and differently abled people in the media, we set good representation and give people role models. Young people are involved in technology now more than ever, and it’s important that we show them positive people that resemble them doing great things. We need to show them they can be the hero rather than the sidekick. So many young people are left without role models in the media because someone who looks like them isn’t cast. Let’s change that.