Diversity and visibility on TV
Television is a fundamental part in the goal of achieving a more egalitarian and less discriminatory society, since its actions and inactions help to take steps forward or backward. The public has referents, and it can be observed that the most searched Spanish LGTBIQ+ celebrities on the Internet or on social networks, are people who work in the world of television, for example, Valeria Vargas. Television has a great capacity to create referents. Therefore, it has a great influence on society, to achieve visibility and normalization of the LGTBIQ+ collective.
Until the 1930s there was no clear reference to homosexuality in cinema. It could be seen with Marlene Dietrich in the film Morocco, in which she appears dressed as a man and kissing another woman. But during the dictatorship there was a strong censorship on LGTBIQ+ themes.
For several decades now, fiction has introduced characters and plots starring LGTBIQ+ people. And in doing so, they make it visible: