LGBTQ+ high school dramas have improved, but they still continue to make one major mistake. Ever since the movie Love,

Series such as Love, Victor, Euphoria, and Heartstopper have all included good representation of queer relationships, but despite these steps forward, the shows continue making one crucial misstep.

Based on the novel by Becky Albertalli, Love, Simon told the story of a closeted high schooler's search for love.

Despite some of the criticisms it faced, the movie launched a spin-off series called Love, Victor, about a new student at Simon's high school who is questioning his sexuality.

nother queer-friendly high school drama, Euphoria, follows Rue's battles with substance abuse as well as her relationship with Jules, who is a trans girl.

Especially in the United States, legislative measures like the "Don't Say Gay" bill in Florida prevent teachers from discussing LGBTQ topics in their classrooms,

and anti-trans bills in several states discourage children and teens from embracing their gender identities.

Such measures are making it increasingly difficult to grow up as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and to pass through high school environments