TV is what I do whilst doing a thousand other things. Growing up my home was always filled with the sound from the television as I went about my homework and my Mum went about her housework, and I think the same can be said for millions of households across Britain.
Times have changed dramatically since the Easternders kiss between Zoe and Kelly: a massive scandal at my secondary school. In closeted times queer characters help us to explore our own sexualities, helping us to ask questions and explore our own sexualities in the safety of our own front rooms.
So whether seeking out TV shows for their queer characters or accidentally stumbling upon whilst we’re doing our homework, television has a huge impact on our identities and our acceptance in wider society.