Lesbians and bisexual women live dangerous lives – especially if they’re on TV.
Producers and writers are famously keen to kill off lesbian characters, meaning their romances rarely meet a happy end. So much so it’s turned into an actual, recurring TV trope.
This year has been no exception and, in true 2016 style, has brought us some of the most dramatic, but also often useless, deaths of our favorite lesbian characters.
Sadly, there are too many to count, but here are 28 (fictional) women we lost this year:
1 Poussey Washington – Orange is the New Black
Cause of death: accidentally strangled by a correctional officers, who didn’t realize Poussey couldn’t breathe while being pinned down during a scuffle