What’s incredible about Sex Education, and especially this second season, is its ambition is to include everybody.
Behold! Our seasonal list of every single TV show — new and returning — featuring a queer or trans woman character!
What might we be able to do if we more carefully record, preserve, and distribute our accumulated queer sex-ed, and not just pass knowledge through the intimate, sometimes deeply guarded connections formed through sexual and romantic relationships? More than 30 years later, Party Safe and Latex and Lace contain clues to becoming allies to our own queer bodies.
The book deftly acknowledges that each of its five main characters is different in their experience of their bodies, sexualities, genders, romantic interests, and overall development. It allows each kid to define their experience on their own terms and shows a little of their process of becoming comfortable with their unique selves, while promoting kind and thoughtful behavior toward all peers.
Queer women’s television has grown significantly in recent years. Still, we’ve watched our best continue to be sidelined by a straight white male majority that won’t pay attention to queer stories, women’s stories, stories about people of color. Well, no more my friends!
“I wanted to be single so I could explore my sexuality. Instead I was exploring other people’s.”
Obviously we all lost our shit over Gillian Anderson’s turn in “Sex Education,” but she has so many timelessly hot roles to choose from. Here’s what your deepest Gillian Anderson fantasy says about who you are as a person.
Come to have your life ruined by Gillian Anderson; stay for infectious teen drama laced with a very fun, weirdo sense of humor.
Topics include the new Netflix show “Sex Education,” a lesbian-inclusive David’s Bridal commercial, a new trailer for “Russian Doll,” Amandla Stenberg’s HRC award, Dorian Award Winners, “lesbian culture has had a major update” and so much more!
Models of sex education that focus on what is “age-appropriate” for children inevitably leave LGBTIQ youth in the dark about their own identities.
MLK Day reading and thoughts, Chelsea Manning, the Milky Way, dry January, Ijeoma Oluo, a pretty reliable sexual harassment predictor, lots of whiteness in queer teen TV, Overwatch, LGBT elders, Jeanne Cordova, and so much more!
Why dental dams are the safer sex tool no one gives a shit about, and why it’s time to start.
“Sexual justice has to adapt. The alternative is awful.”
Self-awareness, plasma, nostalgia, that fucking UN vote, teachers leading the revolution, who gets $$$ from the NRA, abortion rights (still!), death rituals all over this world, and so much more!
Your curriculum isn’t “one size fits all” if “all” means “nondisabled straight people.”
This book is a must for college students, sex nerds, and activists alike — especially if your Trump resistance involves sex education, sexual assault prevention, or reproductive rights.
“Sex shops should be inviting, safe spaces. Porn should be enjoyable and representative of many different communities. I feel like each year, we’re making more strides. It can only get better if we keep pushing.”
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Chicago’s feminist sex shop has published a well-written guide to getting down for trans women and their partners, written by Rebecca Kling.
I researched scissoring for you. My Google history is awesome right now.
Download it, print it out and go bananas.