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Ace Books: 8 Reading Recommendations With Canon Asexual Representation

Print fiction, especially young-adult fiction, has made significant strides in showcasing this part of the LGBTQIA+ community, featuring the nuanced representation that’s so very lacking on the big or small screen. From books that focus primarily on romance to adventurous swashbuckling pirates, asexuals are beginning to be seen on the page in all types of stories. Here are eight noteworthy books that feature explicit and excellent asexual representation.

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Interview: Supergirl’s Nicole Maines Tells Us What It’s Like to Be TV’s First Trans Superhero

It’s not often that someone can be described as “a real-life hero” before being cast as a television superhero, but Nicole Maines has never been one to let the odds get in her way. From fighting for trans rights in middle school to being cast as TV's first-ever trans superhero, Dreamer, in this fall’s new season of Supergirl, Maines is a trailblazer and, yes, a hero at the young age of twenty.

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Legendary Comics Artist Bill Sienkiewicz Pens Scorching Rebuke of “Comicsgate”

"Comicsgate," if you've been fortunate enough to avoid it until now, is a comics-focused offshoot of Gamergate.

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Attacks on Abortion Are Attacks on Health Care, and They Affect Everyone

Laws restricting reproductive health care services like abortion are undeniably about misogyny, control, and the systemic subjugation of women, but in addition to the objective fact that men—and all people—seek reproductive health care, everyone in society is worse off when we’re governed by a state that undermines the most basic, fundamental right to privacy.

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The Source Material Is Reason Enough to Get Excited for the Prince of Cats Adaptation With Lakeith Stanfield

I could not have been more excited when it was announced last month that one of my favorite actors, Lakeith Stanfield, was to play the lead role in a developing a film adaptation of one of my favorite graphic novels, Ronald Wimberly’s Prince of Cats. Riffing off Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Prince of Cats is set in 1980s Brooklyn and centers on Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt.

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We Need More Complex Mother/Daughter Relationships Onscreen

In the opening of Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan’s teenage character, Christine, and her careworn mother. Marion, listen tearfully to a radio play in the car. For that moment, they’re more open with each other than they are with anyone else, owning a casual intimacy that can only arrive through a lifetime of love and close proximity.

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The 12 Best Queer Books to Finish Your Summer Right

Summer may be on its way out, but that doesn’t mean we have to dread the impending fall. Oh no, let’s keep this party going strong by continuing to get loud and proud, dancing in the streets, making our voices heard, and reading some of the excellent queer reads released this past June and July. That’s right, friends! June and July have certainly come and gone, but we can definitely keep reading!

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Why the Stories of Mothers Who Had Abortions Matter

One mother's poignant, intimate reflections on her unwanted pregnancies and raising her three children bring her to an ultimate conclusion about what banning abortion is really about.

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Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee May Destroy Abortion Rights That Are More Popular Than Both of Them

As Roe v. Wade faces its greatest threat in recent history, it also faces increased support, according to new polling from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal this week, with 71 percent of American voters saying it should not be overturned. Notably, this includes a majority among even Republican voters.

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SDCC Interview: We Can’t Wait for the Payoff Coming in Wynonna Earp Season 3

Wynonna Earp showed up in a big way at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

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Interview: Supernatural Cast and Writers Give the Inside Scoop on What’s Next at San Diego Comic-Con

It’s not easy for a television show to make it to air in the first place, or get to a second season. It’s certainly hard to get to 100 episodes, but 300? That’s a number that’s almost unthinkable, but for Supernatural, it almost seems inevitable.

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Lawmakers on Both Sides Preparing for Abortion Rights Battle With Supreme Court Change

In the aftermath of President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, lawmakers on every level of government have been on the move, laying the groundwork to either protect or dismantle reproductive rights across the country.

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7 Romantic Science Fiction Novels to Swoon for

The perfect romantic sci-fi book weaves the make-me-believe-in-true-love power of a well-written romance with the transport-me-to-another-dimension emotions of a beautifully crafted science fiction. The following seven romantic sci-fi novels meet those swoon-worthy gold standards.

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The 3 Biggest Missed Opportunities in Supergirl Season 3

Three disappointing story arcs stand out as weak spots where the season could have soared if only things had played out a little differently.  

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Steven Universe Recap: The Question

Ruby and Sapphire reconsider their relationship and think about what they want. There are so many feelings.

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The 11 Most Groundbreaking Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes

In every generation, there is a chosen one ...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is undeniably one of the most groundbreaking teen genre series of all time. From its very first episode in 1997, Buffy turned the traditional "dumb blonde" damsel in distress trope on its head, portraying Buffy as a formidable warrior who had the unique ability to save Sunnydale from the forces of darkness. The show, which ran on the WB and then UPN from 1997 to 2003, changed our understanding of what it means to be a hero.

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Review: Shanghai Red #1 Is a Beautiful, Riveting Story of Revenge

First of all, as a Scorpio-Slytherin, let me just say that I am here for a revenge story—the more exacting and drawn-out, the better. As a former art historian, I also can’t resist beautiful visuals for a book inspired by real-life historical mysteries, all of which is to say that Shanghai Red, a new Image book by Christopher Sebela, Joshua Hixon, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, is a lot of my favorite things straight out of the gate.

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Superfly Review: Bland Update Fails to Deliver in Super Fail

1.5/5 dope coats.

There are times the new Superfly is so awful that it seems like a parody of a bad movie. Sadly, there is nothing in this movie that is supposed to be a joke, leading to a film that feels much longer than its 103-minute runtime.

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All the Ways Women’s Reproductive Rights Were Under Attack This Week

Coverage of the Trump administration’s frankly dystopian treatment of immigrant families has loomed large in the news cycle in recent weeks, as we learn more about this their policy of separating families just to send a message to potential immigrants—and their inhumane methods of doing so.

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#Pride: What Representation in Kids’ Media Means to a Queer Parent

There are a lot of really fun things you have to deal with as the parent of a toddler, one of them being enduring children’s entertainment, often on a constant loop. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the kid’s media choices will be great, sometimes they’re terrible, and sometimes, you wish there were a movie out there, that you could show your child, about you. Unfortunately, when you’re queer parent, that’s almost impossible.

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