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Billie Piper Thinks Doctor Who‘s Rose Would Totally Be In Love With the 13th Doctor

The advent of Doctor Who's thirteenth Doctor, the first female Doctor in the show's history, has Whovians wondering what, if anything, will change now that the Doctor will be played by Broadchurch's Jodie Whittaker. Of course, this also extends to the Doctor's love life which, for better or worse, became a huge focus of the show from the time of the 2005 series revival. It all started with a companion named Rose.

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The Bi Eye: Male Gaze, Female Gaze, or Something In Between

Positive portrayals of bisexuality in film can go a long way towards helping fight bisexual erasure and encouraging bisexuals to become more comfortable with their identities and, potentially, become more comfortable claiming space in society. But do those positive portrayals in film currently exist? For bisexual women, the answer is a big hell yeah.

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Yet Another Media Outlet Is Shocked—SHOCKED—to Learn Bisexuality Exists

Sigh. Do we really have to have this conversation? Again?

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I’m Cautiously Optimistic About Riverdale Adding Bisexual Character Toni Topaz

Riverdale executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed recently that season two of the CW series will introduce Archie Comics character Toni Topaz, a pink-haired "disrupter" who "famously has as large an appetite for hamburgers as Jughead Jones."

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Why I’ll Be Holding onto These Five Nuanced and Inspiring Bisexual Characters for Dear Life This Pride

It's Pride Month, everyone! And it's a particularly exciting one for me as *drumroll* it's the first one I'll be celebrating as an out bisexual. There's something weird about coming out later in your life. There's a lot more to wrap your head around as there's stuff that you were trained not to really pay attention to before. Like, for example, representation of your actual sexuality on television.

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Cover Reveal: Reign of the Fallen Makes the Case for Greater Bi Visibility in Fiction

Reign of the Fallen is an upcoming fantasy series about a skilled necromancer who must come face-to-face with an enemy that turned her magic into a weapon.

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Did Heather Matarazzo’s Below Her Mouth Twitter Thread Discount the Experiences of Bisexual Women?

Below Her Mouth is a Canadian film making its U.S. debut this weekend. It's a story about queer women told by a queer, female director that boasts an all-female crew and creative team. Sounds pretty cool, right? Well, having all these elements in place doesn't necessarily guarantee quality representation, or even representation that's creative. For actress Heather Matarazzo, the film's entire premise is severely lacking, as are the imaginations of many queer filmmakers.

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Things We Saw Today: You Can Stop Wondering Now, This Is What the Cast of Daria Is Up to Today

Co-creator and character designer Susie Lewis is giving an update on what those beloved characters are up today.

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Greg Rucka Confirms Wonder Woman Is Queer and “Themyscira Is a Queer Culture” in New Interview

This probably isn't a surprise to very many Wonder Woman fans. Comics readers have been looking at her books through an LGBTQIA lens forever, and in her current Rebirth title, her queerness has been pointedly hinted at. Today, however, Wonder Woman's current writer, Greg Rucka, has confirmed in a new interview that yes, Diana of Themyscira is canonically queer.

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Things We Saw Today: Regina Spektor Covers The Beatles For the Kubo and the Two Strings Soundtrack

The animated film Kubo and the Two Strings from LAIKA doesn't come out until next week, but you may have already heard this awesome cut off the soundtrack, which was released August 5th. If you haven't, this cover of The Beatles classic "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Regina Spektor is lovely. If you have heard it, this is the recently-released official video. Let this mellow track ease you into your weekend.

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Evan Rachel Wood Talks Biphobia and Hollywood’s Pay Disparity

In a candid interview with Motto, Evan Rachel Wood discussed working with Ellen Page in Into the Forest, the importance of sharing stories in the LGBT community, biphobia, pay disparity, and representation.

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Media Response to Amber Heard’s Allegations of Abuse Reveals Staggering Biphobia

Last week, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp. On Friday, the news broke that Heard had also filed a restraining order against her soon-to-be-ex-husband, alleging domestic abuse. Outlets like The Daily Mail and The Sun wasted no time reporting on the case, and Heard's allegations also received play in mainstream media outlets that don't always focus so intensely on celebrity news.

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On The 100, Our Heda Lexa, and LGBTQ+ Representation on TV

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Last week's episode of The 100, called "Thirteen," was one of the best episodes in the series' history. It also included a plot element that left many fans - particularly young lesbian fans - distraught and angry. **SPOILERS TO FOLLOW FOR THE 100. DO NOT GO PAST THIS POINT IF YOU'RE NOT CAUGHT UP**

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The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Fights Bisexual Erasure with “Gettin’ Bi”

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on The CW is one of the most gleefully and surprisingly subversive shows on TV right now.

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Kris Anka Celebrates Wonder Woman as Part of #BisexualAwarenessWeek

One of us! One of us!

September 21st-27th marks Bisexual Awareness Week (the one week of the year where we assume corporeal form before Brigadooning back into the hetero mists), and to celebrate, artist Kris Anka posted a lovely sketch on Twitter of some of comics' bisexual heroes.

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Brian Michael Bendis Unconvincingly Denies Bi-Erasure In All-New X-Men


Brian Michael Bendis' All-New X-Men #40 just came out today, but it's already been the subject of intense scrutiny after pages leaked to Tumblr earlier this week revealed a scene in which Jean Grey forces Iceman (Bobby Drake) to admit he's gay.

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The CW’s The 100 Now Has A 17-Year-Old Female Canon Bisexual Protagonist

And you should be watching it.

Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor) was already a tremendously written and performed female character, bucking the typical archetypes for leading ladies, particularly ones on The CW. She is courageous, clinical and kind-hearted, while also being vulnerable and, at times, lethal. She's the brain of the show team, the one who's always trying to keep her people one step ahead of any looming threat. She's a badass.

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DC Comics’ Catwoman is Officially Bisexual — Here’s Why That’s Important

Catwoman #39 was released yesterday and confirmed what many fans have guessed over the years about everyone’s favorite cat burglar.

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Just a Phase: Why Barbara Kean is Gotham’s Most Problematic Character

There's a lot to unpack about FOX's Gotham, and most of it ain't good. Leaving aside Donal Logue's long-suffering Bullock and Robin Lord Taylor's delightfully sinister Penguin, Gotham is a mess of paint-by-numbers plotlines and unsubtle winks to the Bat-canon. Many of these aspects of the show had some potential, but nearly all were squandered—and none more than the sad tale of Barbara Kean, the latest in a long line of bisexual characters thrown under the bus by network TV.

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Things We Saw Today: In a Bad Spot? Try Praying to Saint Jareth

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This Jareth/David Bowie prayer candle is by Etsy seller Greaser Creatures, who's also sanctified Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Elvira, and more.

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