EastEnders: Walford’s Low Visibility of Female LBGTQ Characters

Yet, in spite of adding more members to Albert Square’s LBGTQ community, the show has fallen short in one important area: strong storylines for their female LBGTQ characters.

T.Lanette Pollard

It has been one year since EastEnders held their first Pride Celebration in Albert Square. The show has come a long way since Syed and Christian’s romance:

  • Kathy Beale (Gillian Tayforth) opened The Prince Albert, Walford’s first LBGTQ restaurant;
  • Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) and Halfway Highway (Tony Clay) have become the show’s second male homosexual couple. They have been featured almost daily on the show since Ben sniffed out that Halfway was “queer”;
  • Bernie Taylor (Clair Norris) came out during the Pride episode with the help and encouragement of her family and Tina Carter (Luisa Bradshaw-White);
  • Finally, Ash Panesar (Gurlaine Kaur Garcha) recently said “I love you” to Iqra Ahmed (Priya Davdra) making a commitment to their relationship.

Yet, in spite of adding more members to Albert Square’s LBGTQ community, the show has fallen short in one important area: strong storylines for their female LBGTQ characters.

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My Issue with Ben & Callum: EastEnders

Wheeeeeewwww! A lot has happened since Ben Mitchell laid his eyes on Callum Highway. It’s been messy and a little pretty. But now it’s a whole helluva lot messy! Callum needs space to experience a normal relationship.

T.Lanette

I used to like the idea of Callum Highway (Tony Clay) and Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) becoming a couple. It was hard to root for them while watching Whitney Dean’s (Shona McGarty) dealing with a broken heart. ? However, I joined the other EastEnders fans in rooting for ‘Ballum’.

Now that I’ve watched their relationship blossom, I believe that Callum and Ben are doomed to have a toxic relationship.

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3 Reasons Ball & Change Was a Brilliant Storyline (EastEnders)

Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) is a true hustler. He’s always coming up with ideas to make money for the Queen Vic’s. So, when he came up with the “Wife/Husband/Partner Swap” now known as Ball & Change, I had doubts about the storyline. How interesting could a spouse/partner swap be? My doubts vanished quickly as I watched Walford’s unlikely couples compete for the “grand” prize.

Thanks to Mick, we got to learn about different couples and watch them interact with other characters. (EastEnders was limited in character interactions last year. Since Oates & Sen have taken over, the community feel is back in Albert Square. )

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EastEnders Christmas Challenge 2019

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again! Christmas is only 17 days away, and we’ve finished our first week of the EastEnders Christmas Challenge 2019! I started out on time, but work got in the way. I’m a little bit behind. However, today, I’m going to catch up.

My Challenge Picks: First Four Days

Day 1: Favorite Male


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