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Shonda Rhimes is one of the biggest names in television right now, thanks to hit shows like How To Get Away With Murder and Scandal, which offer diversity and accurate portrayals of same-sex relationships.
But she thinks Hollywood needs to do more for the LGBT+ community.
Speaking at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 48th Gala Vanguard awards on Saturday, Shonda called on writers, directors and producers to push for more equal representation in their work.
“We all exist in the world,” she said, according to Variety. “Everyone has the right to see themselves on the screen, and I think it’s really dangerous when that doesn’t happen.
“There is a tendency to marginalise or stereotype when these types of characters aren’t seen. People deserve realistic portrayals.”
The TV mastermind has long championed LGBT+ representation – back in 2014, when a fan criticised the amount of “gay scenes” in her shows, Shonda hit back: “There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them.”
. @Dabdelhakiem There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 19, 2014
This article was originally published on Gay Times Magazine. Read the original article.