These are the television shows of 2018 that stand out for their artistry and innovation AND also feature lesbian, bisexual, queer or trans women characters.
“Ho ho ho, no! This beer tastes like a literal snickerdoodle.”
As I’ve written and tweeted and whispered into the night repeatedly, 2018 was a stellar year for queer women on the big screen. It was also a very good year for women, in general, in film.
13 Christmas and three Thanksgiving episodes full of lesbians in matching two-piece pajamas, bisexuals in endearing sweaters, and a trans woman dressed up as a literal Holigay Angel.
Whether you’re into some kind of witchery yourself or you’d rather keep it fictional, thanks, here’s an overview of some of the best books from 2018.
There were a lot of awesome 2018 queer books. Here are the year’s best!
Can you believe we haven’t talked about books with non-binary characters yet? Here are eight great ones, mostly written by non-binary authors.
It’s good to be mindful and creative in the kitchen and make sure food ends up warming bellies and hearts, not rotting in a landfill. If you’ve got leftovers and some time on your hands this weekend I implore you to give them a makeover with one of these incredible recipes!
There’s an awful lot of awful things we could be thinking of, but for just one day let’s only think about love.
Eleanor Roosevelt, Frida Kahlo, Naomi “Micky” Jacob, Elsie de Wolfe and Elisabeth Marbury — and their puppers!
Queer, bisexual and lesbian trans women exist and thrive and belong here.
Are they literary heavy hitters for which you’ll need a thesaurus and previous experience reading Nietzsche? No! Are they fun romps through a winter wonderland with queer characters? Yes! Are said characters often trapped in places and hate each other at first but then fall in love and there’s really no risk except that which makes the love even more defined? Yes!
“It’s not just sex, it’s love. It’s two people connecting, with four other people, and aliens.”
Nakias and Supergirls and Wonder Women, oh my!
In August, Book Riot published a list of the Best Books Set In Every State, and I thought to myself, as I so often do, “What if we did a list like this, but for queer women?”
Regardless of whether you ultimately see the use of militant force as an admirable tactic, the truth is that any progress the queer community has made is at least in part to all those queers who refused to play by the rules, the queers who behaved badly, the queers who believed that unjust laws must be broken as a method of survival.
What if you’re a eucalyptus tree and your dog is a baby koala! Wouldn’t that be cute?
Informed citizens unite!
We’ve discussed the arguably gay women of The X-Files, and obviously Dana Scully at length. But it’s time to answer a different pressing question: how gay are the monsters of the week?
Enjoy these eight books, mostly fiction, about queer disabled women characters!