Being gay, I was my identity not me. My identity was one of first to be represented (apart from being gay and lesbian, they’re kind of the most known out of the LGBTQ+ spectrum and I don’t feel that’s right).
I love the fact that they’re building in new LGBTQ+ness into the media, as we know it. Dead Paul was pan sexual, that’s one of them. As much as I genuinely felt it was a kind of stereotype, it was kind of the fixture they put for more publicity, I also feel it was a good stepping stone, because it meant that even if it was just a little label – which is what it is at the end of the day, because everyone is their own individual – to us that was a character and that character was deemed pan sexual. That’s brilliant, that’s a starting point because then we can work onto building in more LGBTQ+ness into the media, as we know it. We have loads of figures that are widely representative as LGBTQ+. We have loads of people that we can look up at which the media cover who are in the spectrum.
There are a lot of us, there are more gay and lesbian people in the media than others, I don’t think that should be right, I think everyone should be represented regardless of whatever they choose. Love is love and all the rest of it. We’re in 2017. We’ve lived through so much. We know what right and wrong is. The media knows what’s right and wrong, yet acts against it most of the time. We just want to be heard and known and felt by the public, because the public are the people who are being fed by the media.