Korrasami walked so Bubbline could run.
Ten thousand reader votes later…
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — like Hollywood itself, and mainstream TV criticism — continues to be dominated by a voting block of mostly straight white men. So, for the first time ever, we’ve decided to host our own Autostraddle TV awards to coincide with the Emmys.
Wynonna Earp is already renewed, Supergirl adds the first trans superhero to TV, Steven Universe is getting a movie, AvaLance lives, American Horror Story: Apocalypse (for real), Nafessa Williams always knows what to say, Tig Notaro on Star Trek: Discovery, queer Charmed, and big hopes for Rosa’s bi storylines on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
There’s an awful lot of awful things we could be thinking of, but for just one day let’s only think about love.
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!
Forget your ridiculous national championships, Natalie’s on a search to crown the best first on-screen kiss.
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.
A sweet, exciting RPG that’ll give you warm fuzzy feelings and non-binary heart eyes for days.
It’s an important thing to learn about and acknowledge the people who make the things we love, and this book gives Steven Universe fans an opportunity to do just that.
This is who we are. This is who I am. And if you think you can stop me, you need to think again. ‘Cause I am a feeling, and I won’t ever end. I won’t let you hurt my planet and I won’t let you hurt my friends.
Kiki doesn’t think it’s weird to go to a dance with a non-binary person; this is just normal life for these teens. Plus, Stevonnie gets to play with fashion in a way we haven’t see on the show, with a wonderful mix of androgynous, feminine and masculine clothes.
While not every episode is a musical one, many episodes do incorporate the characters singing songs and it’s never a waste of the show’s time. Instead, the music reveals things about the relationships, thoughts and feelings of the characters and gives listeners a brilliant new way to think about the things the show is talking about.
8. Vanessa Hudgens Singing “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” in Grease Live!
Steven Universe tells kids that they’re loved, that they’re special, and that there is nothing wrong with being themselves. This week it taught them that they don’t have to give up.
Steven Universe and Wonder Woman and Carmilla and Wynonna Earp and Lost Girl and Batwoman and Lumberjanes, oh my!
When fans drive a queer woman off the internet because the extremely, extremely specific type of queerness they wanted wasn’t in a few episodes of a show that they like that doesn’t help anyone or anything.
Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Roxane Gay all join Black Panther; Wynonna Earp gets renewed; Rebecca Sugar comes out; Brie Larson is Captain Marvel; and so much more!
When asked why focuses so much on LGBTQ issues on her show, Sugar answered “I want to feel like I exist and I want everyone else who wants to feel that way to feel that way too.”
Imagine you’re a child today and you’re watching Steven Universe: The Return and you finally see yourself not only represented on a show that’s specifically made for you, but treated with respect, love and reverence — and then imagine that you’re finally able feel those things about yourself.