“Tara Chambler wasn’t just the first openly LGBTQ character on The Walking Dead; she was the first gay woman I had ever seen in any form of zombie horror in my life.”
On internal colonization, South Asian shame and representation of happy brown queers on film.
Days later, I remain astounded by these writing choices and their cruelty.
With Gillian Anderson’s Sex Education landing on Netflix, it feels like the perfect time to gather our TV Team and talk about sex on TV, specifically queer sex on TV, and its evolution over these many years.
We’re all used to watching movies and rooting for the lesbians to live — lesbian horror movies make the gamble that everyone else in the audience will, too.
GLAAD shows LGBTQ+ characters are at record highs across broadcast, streaming and cable, and for the first time ever, there are more QPOC than white LGBTQ+ characters on broadcast!
What I’m trying to say is: Forever is like if Portlandia had a baby with San Junipero and it grew up watching only Spike Jonze and Richard Linklater films.
For too long, Tove Jansson’s lesbianism has been ignored or written out of history. But scratch the surface, and the true impact of her queerness on her work becomes apparent.
Before we bid Ooo adieu, let’s look back and celebrate Princess Bubblegum and Marceline’s journey from subtext to maintext to happily ever after.
“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.
Who’d have guessed?
It doesn’t get any easier in the Sweet 16.
We started with 64 couples, now we’re down to 32. Did your picks make the cut? Does your fave have what it takes to make it to the Sweet 16? It’s survive and advance, people! Survive and advance!
These days, I constantly crave queer ass stories about queer ass characters. Luckily for us all, there are some incredible indie game creators who are here to give the people what we want: gays!
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!
Kerry Washington will produce, and Rashida Jones will adapt and direct this into a franchise of movies.
It is not a small thing for Y&R to cast Mariah’s love for Tessa in the same mold as one of the show’s great supercouples, Nick and Sharon. It’s a normalizing force for a conservative audience that might not view a same-sex story that way.
I wonder why the story of a bisexual teenage boy is the one that allowed me to explicitly consider my identity as a bisexual adult woman for the first time.
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.
It’s also just so great to see a major games developer consistently shrug off the idea that a protagonist has to be a white man somewhere between CW Love Interest and CW Hot Dad in age whose character development can be deduced by counting the number of grey hairs in his angst-stubble.