In its second year of celebration, ClexaCon 2018 not only brought in fan favorites but also showcased the importance of authentic LGBTQ+ representation. In an age where many characters are brought on as tokens for filing diversity slots, ClexaCon created the conversation with powerful leaders in the community on how to successfully bring a genuine LGBTQ+ character to the screen. Usually, the answer is simple: give queer female writers, producers and filmmakers control of their own stories in order to create content that the community is waiting for. A major topic in most of the panels was celebrating the immense success of queer women on set and behind the scenes but also emphasizing the importance of women having those opportunities.

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