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There are still TEN MORE DAYS OF SUMMER. I love your cozy autumnal posts on social, but I repeat: THERE ARE STILL TEN MORE DAYS OF SUMMER.
Queer as in F*ck You
LGBTQ Representation in Film Hits Peak While GLAAD, Guilds Caution Hollywood Strikes Can Slow Progress. Just my own personal clarification on this headline: It’s not the strikes that are slowing progress but rather the resistance from the AMPTP to offer a fair contract — which the strikes are in response to — that are slowing progress. But I digress! GLAAD hosted a joint press conference with the actors and writers unions to challenge studio leadership on their commitments to LGBTQ+ representation, which is at its peak in film, according to GLAAD’s latest report. From the report:
“GLAAD firmly stands in solidarity with the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) in their efforts and contributions to fair and accurate storytelling integral to the LGBTQ movement. It is crucial that The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) reach a fair deal with striking writers and creators — that these talented creatives can return to work as soon as possible, so that the progress made in LGBTQ representation remains on track.”
‘We Need to Take Ownership of Our History”: Inside Takweer’s Viral Instagram Page. More about this story: “Marwan Kaabour’s Takweer created an online community spotlighting queer Arab pop culture and history. Now, it’s expanded into a book exploring West Asia’s LGBTQIA+ community through language and literature.”
Saw This, Thought of You
Your periodic reminder that “marriage equality” excludes disabled folks: Marriage Could Mean Losing Life-Saving Benefits for People With Disabilities. So They’re Protesting.
Ketchup With Those Fries? Sure—as Long as It’s Anti-Woke. This was a BANANAS read.
One More Thing
Ohhhhh I love this excerpt of a poem (full poem is in the caption):