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LGBT+ History Month

As we mark LGBT+ History Month, author MJ Buckman looks back at how the film and TV industries in the UK and America have represented LGBT+ people. LGBT+ representation in film and TV When the film industry was in its infancy at the beginning of the twentieth century, gay-coding was already common. LGBT+ characters were depicted using coded signals for a variety of reasons, but mostly because being gay was demonised by the church, pathologised by the medical fraternity, and criminalised by the state. So, in early films, LGBT+ characters were caricatured by men who minced and women who appeared...

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