It intends to prove that lesbians hold the same "family values" as heterosexual couples.

According to Autostraddle, which examined 1,779 scripted U. television series from 1976 to 2016, 193 (11%) of them featured lesbian or bisexual female characters, and among these, 35% saw lesbian or bisexual characters dead, but only 16% provided a happy ending for them.

Similarly, among all lesbian or bisexual characters in no-longer-airing series, 31% ended up dead, and only 10% received a happy ending.

Shane challenges the stereotype that lesbians catch feelings easily.

It is believed that lesbians are easily domesticated, however, Shane shuffles between a variety of girls, to challenge the idea that lesbians get easily attached to their partners.

On the other hand, LGBT members continue to be underrepresented and typecast.

Disney has represented the LGBT community in around 8% of its films as of 2016.

On many occasions throughout the series, numerous characters are shown starting affairs merely to make their lovers jealous or simply sabotaging their relationships through adultery for no apparent reason, while their ex-lovers resort to petty or childish forms of revenge, ranging from using other people to start their own affairs to more serious actions or even crimes such as defamation (Lacey, who puts up posters and hands out flyers to expose Shane's promiscuity for not committing to her), potential perjury (Tina, who attempts to use her bisexuality to ingratiate herself into a heterosexual family in order to fool the family court into giving her sole custody of her baby with Bette), kidnapping (Bette, who kidnaps the baby to thwart Tina's plot), animal abuse (Jenny, who deliberately adopts and puts down a terminally ill dog to gain sympathy from a vet and sabotage her relationship with her lover), speeding (Alice, who pursues Dana in her car and attempts to run her off the road after realizing Dana used her sexually and then dumped her for her ex, Lara), blackmail (Adele, who steals a sex tape from Jenny and Niki and threatens to expose it in order to further her own career in Hollywood), arson (Paige, who apparently burns down Shane's workplace in revenge for her cheating on her), theft and framing (Niki, who steals the Lez Girls negatives to stop the film from being released and putting them in Jenny's attic to frame her in revenge for her using her), public humiliation (Jodi, who humiliates Bette in retaliation for using her sexually and giving her false hope during her separation from Tina), attorney misconduct (Joyce Wischnia, a gay civil rights lawyer who represents numerous lesbians and is implied to have had sex with every single one of them) and a possible murder (the victim is Jenny, but it is left unrevealed if it was a murder or suicide, as all of the characters had a motive, most of them sex-related).

Of note, all of the main characters are depicted as having cheated at least once on a lover or engaged in an act of adultery while easily judging others for doing the same, and generally unable or unwilling to commit to a sole partner.

The 1961 drama The Children's Hour gives viewers the idea that lesbians live a "dark" and almost depressing lifestyle.

However, by the 21st century, the media was portraying lesbians in a more positive light.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) stereotypes are conventional, formulaic generalizations, opinions, or images based on the sexual orientations or gender identities of LGBT people.