On-screen roles that promote bisexual visibility will get a chance to be honored with a new award starting this year.
The inaugural version of the Bisexual Representation Awards was created by author Alex Anders and according to their website “is given to those who create positive representations of bisexuals in television.”
The 2017 version awarded ‘Orange is the New Black’ as having the best bisexual representation by a TV show. ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ actress Viola Davis was given the award for best bisexual representation by a female lead and ‘Lucifer’ actor Tom Ellis was given the award for male lead.
For bisexual supporting role representation, ‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Kimiko Glenn was given the one for females while ‘Shadowhunter’ actor Harry Shum Jr. was awarded in the male category.
According to the Huffington Post, 4,000 people voted in the first edition of the Awards.