Queer characters killed on TV in 2017

Citlali López is among the 11 queer characters who died on TV in 2017. After killing the head of the detention center where she was being held, López (Mitzi Mabel Cadena) shot herself in the face. Photo: Netflix.

Almost a dozen queer characters were killed on TV in 2017, according to an analysis by The Wrap. It should be noted that even though some of the characters appeared to die or met horrible deaths, nobody really dies on TV, right?

The list of 11 LGBTQ characters came a variety of shows, including “Black Sails,” “The Blacklist,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Ingobernable,” “Power,” “Scandal,” and “The Walking Dead.”

Here’s The Wrap’s list. Did they miss anyone? Let us know.


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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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