We’re ranking all current lesbian/bi TV characters from best to worst least best, and we need your help! Hop on over to AfterEllen and vote for your top 10 characters on currently active shows (even if they’re off-season, or on international TV, or Netflix!). We’ll reveal the results the first week of November.

Once upon a time (according to Mona), there were five girls, born into enviable talent, beauty, brains, and privilege. Their lives might have been quite boring, had it not been for the ambition of their Queen Bee, Alison DiLaurentis, to make things interesting, chiefly through the use of psychological warfare. This she waged by learning at least one life-breaking secret about each of her best friends, and the entire rest of the town of Rosewood, PA. So when she went missing one night in the middle of a party with her best friends, the number of people actually missing her was quite low. Without Alison to provide a constant level of fear/suspicion/shame to keep them together, the girls difted apart until, one year after her disappearance, Alison DiLaurentis turned up dead. Probably. There’s some debate on that point.

Did you miss “A Liars Guide to Rosewood”? Don’t worry if you did; we’ve highlighted all the most importany moments for you.
Lindsey Shaw has never made our Hot 100 before. Is this her year to shine? Vote now for one half of Paily! 

Why people like Paige McCullers?


(this is based off my answer to a comment on AfterEllen’s Poll of Favorite Lesbian/Bi TV Character)

Why people like Paige McCullers?

Identification, I’d say. I believe that identification is the main factor that makes you like a character. It could be identification because you are similar to what the character is or because the character is what you wish you were.

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Our tag is blowing up with lesbians telling us why Paige McCullers deserves a victory for Favorite Les/Bi Character in our Visibility Awards. Hit us up with your posts making the case for your favorite character and we’ll reblog the best of the best. (Don’t forget to tag it “AfterEllen” so we can find it!) 

Paige, how are you feeling now that you’ve pulled ahead of Santana?

Gay Visibility and Pretty Little Liars or Why Paige McCullers is the Most Important Character on Television


Warning; This post is rambly

When I first started watching Pretty Little Liars just over a year ago, the idea that I would be writing an essay on the importance of Paige McCullers would never have crossed my mind and yet that is exactly what I’m doing.

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Minister tells us why she thinks Paige McCullers deserves the Visibility Award for Favorite Lesbian/Bi TV Character

Hit us up on Twitter (@afterellen) with a link to your Tumblr post telling us why your favorite lesbian/bi character should win. We’ll reblog our favorites!

Your favorite les/bi characters/couples respond to their current rankings in our AfterEllen Visibility Awards. Poor Santana has never lost a lesbian competition in her life. (Hash Tag: Bo Swag.) 

You can vote once per hour until Jan. 2nd.