This is the science fiction black people rarely get to star in, but I’m still a little wary.
Sometimes, on a rare harvest moon when the mermaids sing and the unicorns take flight, we’re treated to really authentic, layered, swoon-worthy portrayals of bisexual women on our favorite shows.
Each of these small bits of history made me hungry for more information, and brought home how many stories — especially those about queer folks — have been lost, compared to those few that have survived. I wanted to imagine queer people where they must have been, in shipyards and customs offices and coastal boom towns. I wanted them to be in love, to be gender outlaws and survivors, to triumph.
Not only is it momentous to see stories with Asians at the forefront, this film does one better by centering on the experiences of different generations of Asian women.
Fatventure Mag, a print and digital magazine, seeks to change the narrative about who deserves an adventurous life and who can tell stories about those adventures. The first volume is brimming with the voices of fat outdoorsy women and non-binary folks – and you have 5 days left to donate to its Kickstarter to make it a reality!
“Rafiki” is an inconvenient love story for a country that wants to bury its queer history; present and past. But as history has proven so often, only one side of this story will be remembered: that of the victors.
Everyone who’s been clamoring for a romance comic about queer Black women written by a Black woman and with art by women has gotten exactly what they want with “Bingo Love.”
I don’t want a Season Two. I want a dark comedy / procedural with two lesbian cops on the prowl, fighting crime and battling sexual tension.
Anti-goth makeovers are the patriarchy, exercise your face I guess, America’s women farmers, you can’t sleep, Julien Baker, 90 year-old lesbian fights back, and more! Something like 50 links in here so grab a snack!
Just like it celebrated lesbian love story with Ruby and Sapphire forming Garnet, Steven Universe is once again using a fusion to explore queer identities and, more revolutionarily, to celebrate them.
What I can say, with the utmost love, is that this series feels like Brooklyn. It feels like the Brooklyn that raised me and protected me as a young woman. It feels like Sisterhood. It’s funny and smart and bright and challenging.
We’ve seen a lot of canonically queer women in comic book movies lately; here’s the gift guide for those who are thrilled about that development.
Get that lesbian vampire space opera out of your head and onto the interwebs!
The conversation of multi-dimensional black thought, and questions of isolation or not feeling “black enough”, is one that a lot black people are familiar with. It’s smart and nuanced. It’s also a conversation that fundamentally could not be filtered through a white lens. It could not exist on a television show that wasn’t like this.
Despite taking place 250 years ago, Hulu’s Harlots manages to depict indoor-market sex work more authentically than any show or movie I’ve seen (and I’ve seen a lot!) — queer stuff very much included.
What exactly is Seth MacFarlane’s problem with trans people?
If you’re tired of all the terrible things we all see on a daily basis and want something to help you calm down before bed, This is Not Fiction is the gay teen comic for you.
“I watched her zip up her white dress in the mirror; I watched her cross and uncross her legs; I watched her, and my friends watched her, and in the movie we were watching the other characters, men and women, watched her. I hated her so much, and so purely, with such satisfaction. I couldn’t look away.”
Being bi is Gen’s favorite thing about herself. It’s as freeing for her as it’s become for me.
By choosing Laverne Cox as a brand ambassador, Beyoncé is turning the spotlight onto her black, queer supporters, and allowing us to be seen.