Not being deaf myself, I can’t speak to how well or accurately the community is represented, but they do have a significant number of deaf actors on board, so I think they’re probably doing OK.One of said actors is Marlee Matlin (aka Jodi Lerner from ), who plays a pretty significant role (and is one of my favorite characters on the show).She goes to a deaf school (which eventually her hearing siblings get integrated into) and a lot of her friends are deaf.I don’t know about you, but with the exception of , I haven’t seen much deaf culture represented on mainstream television (and I might have been the only person who watched Sue Thomas, to be honest) so I found that aspect of the show extremely refreshing.Bay discovers that she and her biological mother Regina have a lot in common, and the Kennishes have their first experiences with Deafness and Deaf Culture.
He's exactly the kind of person that someone like me needs.
Through a school experiment, she discovers that her blood type is different from her family's.
After taking a DNA test, the Kennishes learn that she was in fact switched at birth with Daphne Vasquez, an athletic Deaf teen living with her single mother Regina and grandmother Adrianna on the other side of town.
She’s not the only actor on the show we would know from their stints as gay characters; Glee’s Max Adler had a recurring guest role, as well as Sandra Bernhard, also from It’s all very gay-adjacent. Without further ado, a breakdown of everything gay that has happened this season on Switched at Birth, plus a mini recap of last night’s episode.
Lesbian Editor One of the mothers, Kathryn Kennish, decides to write a book about what they call “the switch” and her book editor is a woman who is dating another woman (whom they call her partner).