19 People In The TV Industry The LGBTQ Community is Thankful For

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1. Emily Andras

“Writer of Scripts,” her twitter bio reads, but we all know she’s way too modest there. She isn’t just a writer of scripts; she is the mastermind behind them, bringing authenticity and genuine plot lines to a community desperate for their stories to be told.

Her two most known series for this are Lost Girl and Wynonna Earp. Lost Girl, running from 2010-2015, featured the relationship of Bo and Lauren, better known as “doccubus.” Fans quickly fell in love with the duo and faithfully followed Andras to Wynonna Earp. The new Syfy show is now topping all other’s in terms of queer TV this year. The pairing of Officer Nicole Haught and Waverly Earp has captured the hearts of people worldwide.

Andras is well aware of her following and how LGBTQ+ representation is needed on television. In an interview with The TV Junkies’ Bridget Liszewski, Andras says,

"“It’s pretty gratifying that audiences are recognizing where we are falling short, and demanding that they see themselves on screen and have their own stories be told. Because honestly, at this point, how many more glossy shows about a middle-aged white anti-hero and the wife (slash mistress) who love him do we need anyway?”"

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We couldn’t agree more, Andras. We’ll do the watching and the recognizing and the fangirling and the tweeting. You do the writing and the inspiring of a new generation of writers and showrunners to continue your legend of diversifying sexuality on television. Because for that, we are endlessly thankful.