Lily and Axl discuss queer book characters that reflect their own personalities and talk about the importance of including LGBTQ+ characters in the young adult narrative. 

This episode of The Roles We Are Given focuses on young adult books, specifically the Percy Jackson Universe and the Shadowhunter Chronicles, that address queer messages in their fantasy adventures and how queer characters are particularly important for middle school readers. 

Lily and Axl shout out queer children's books that have gained popularity and talk about the importance of starting conversations early. 

This episode of The Roles We Are Given focuses on the various children's books that support queer messages and how LGBTQ+ media is now available to the whole family. 

Lily and Axl talk about their favorite queer sitcom characters as well as compare representation in older sitcoms with shows still running today. 

This episode of The Roles We Are Given focuses on the sitcoms Brooklyn Nine-Nine, One Day at a Time, The Office, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and how queer characters are portrayed in shows for the whole family. 

Lily and Axl talk about their favorite queer characters that have superpowers beyond their LGBTQ+ identity. 

This episode of The Roles We Are Given focuses on the comics Sharp Zero and Marvel's Young Avengers and what happens when queer characters are given powers. 

Lily and Axl ask each other why straight is the default in teen storylines, even when the main character is queer. 

This episode of The Roles We Are Given focuses on the impact queer teen movies, more specifically Love, Simon and Geography Club, have had on the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

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Lily and Axl get personal when they discuss their first experiences with queer storylines and who their favorite queer characters are. 

This episode of The Roles We Are Given focuses on why accurate queer representation is important not only to shape the responses of those outside of the LGBTQ+ community but also to form positive attitudes towards queer self-image as well. 

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