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LIMA, Cecília Almeida Rodrigues  and  CAVALCANTI, Gêsa Karla. “Homophobia is so last century”: activism of telenovela fans in defense of fictional lesbians couples. Comun. soc [online]. 2020, vol.17, e7312.  Epub Aug 30, 2021. ISSN 0188-252X.

This paper analyses the activity of fans who shipped two fictional lesbian couples from recent Rede Globo’s telenovelas. It proposes a reflection over the concept of fan activism (Bennet, 2012) by identifying the practices of LGBTQ communities who acted in order to defend lesbian representativeness in television. The research has a qualitative approach and made use of methodological procedures from Grounded Theory and netnography to process a data basis of 52 515 tweets.

Keywords : Activism; fans; telenovelas; Twitter; LGBTQ; lesbians; social television; homophobia.

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