The only way I’d ever be interested in watching any of these stupid shows would be if their female characters were upgraded from subplots to the main event. Actually that would be AWESOME.
It’s been reported that Jared Leto was heckled by a trans woman at the recent Virtuosos Awards for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. This version of events fails once again to take into account the experiences of actual trans and gendernonconforming people, who were there at the event and have spoken to Autostraddle about what transpired.
With how it played into the “But Not Too Bi” trope – bi characters who have a bias toward one gender or the other – The L Word flipped a common heterosexist script in media. But in doing so, it still excluded actual bi people from its world.
Autostraddle chatted with Eve Lindley and Ryley Pogensky, two models from “Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters,” about what brought them to the shoot and how it’s keeping them around.
Mark your calendars for 13 straight hours of watching TV this summer.
In Nicaragua, homosexuality is decriminalized, but queer people have few legal protections. This project provides a new avenue for people to understand the experiences of Nicaraguan lesbians.
On last night’s episode of the CW show “Arrow,” super hero Black Canary was revealed to be queer.
The truth is that Carmen and Papi are Latina characters who perpetuated sweeping generalizations about Latin@ Folks and ultimately made matters worse.
Uprising of Love and It Gets Better just held a live Google hangout including Fallon Fox, Kye Allums and more on transgender equality in sports, the media and schools.
While the first Sailor Moon anime’s English dub was infamous for removing its lesbian couple, the 20th-anniversary reboot plans to keep the queer characters the way they were intended.
In my mind, to fail at LGBT inclusion in fiction is to have a failure of imagination, a lazy lack of understanding concerning the world outside of one’s self. To intentionally choose to tell a story about a real LGBT person and then exclude their queer identity is a failure on an entirely different level.
‘SNL’ announces its first black female cast member since Maya Rudolph.
It’s not just about the fact that she falls in love with another girl, but what Utena Tenjou does for those of us who never played by society’s gender rules.
This week, Cohen asserts “people with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman…” who “used to be a lesbian.” WOW!
Why can’t every social justice organization be more like these guys?
It’s not enough to have token representation and to not be constantly declared icky in prime time. Pieces like Carr’s cause damage because they encourage straight allies and queers to raise a drink in celebration of a fight well fought and won.
“Where We Are On TV” has some promising and not-so-promising numbers for queer women on the teevee, and also raises some questions about how we quantify “representation” in the first place for all groups.
The CW, a station most famous for Tyra Banks, The Winchester Brothers and Teen Vampire Romance is currently developing a new drama that will focus on a transgender teenager’s life.
You may be experiencing Lesbian Prison Show Withdrawal Syndrome, and it’s a very serious condition. Go ahead and download yourself a dosage of the Aussie prison drama Wentworth!
If you’ve been waiting for the inevitable Demi Lovato acting comeback, you’re in luck this fall. According to reports, she’ll be on Glee playing a love interest for Naya Rivera’s Santana.