From Orange Is the New Black to Special to One Day at a Time, Netflix is able to offer many LGBTQ portrayals because it's a major player that can "plug potential gaps in the market and appeal directly to audiences with quality LGBTQ+ programming," says David Opie. "The prevalence of queer characters on Netflix is also a numbers game in the traditional sense too. This month alone, Netflix rolled out 44 new originals and in 2018, Quartz calculated that the streaming giant developed close to 1,500 hours of its own content. To consume every 2018 original in full, dedicated binge-watchers would need to stream Netflix for at least four hours a day throughout the entire year. When you crunch those numbers, it becomes clear that Netflix has far more freedom to diversify and experiment than any other platform out there. In fact, it would be rather strange if it didn’t lead the charge on LGBTQ+ representation when you consider how many opportunities there are for the company to do exactly that."