Sepi Shyne is the first out LGBTQ+ Iranian-American elected anywhere in the world, the first woman of color ever elected to the City Council and cements the first female majority in West Hollywood history; her wife asked her the hard-hitting questions about her race and plans for the future.
Donzell and I had so much fun shooting this sketch that I turned to him and said, “I want to write a series of bizarre and inappropriate situations that our characters are faced with and have to overcome.” I created #TMI: A series that’s like the beautiful queer love child of a throuple including Noah’s Arc, Insecure and Sex in the City.
As a child, I loved watching wrestling. As I got older, however, the sport began to change, and the storylines became isolating. Fortunately, both fans and other wrestlers alike have made it clear that wrestling is no longer a business where bigotry is going to be tolerated.
“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.
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.