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Marvel’s Got a New YA Novel About Loki Coming Out, and It’s Going to Be Queer as Hell

Young adult novelist Mackenzi Lee has signed a three-book deal with Disney to write a "new series of historical fiction novels focusing on popular anti-heroes from the Marvel Universe." The first book will star Loki, and Lee will keep to comics canon by making the character pansexual and genderfluid.

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Star Wars Fandom Is Holding Out Hope for a Finn/Poe Relationship

One of the best fan narratives to emerge from "The Force Awakens" was the suggestion of a romance between heroic ex-Stormtrooper Finn and the dashing fighter pilot Poe Dameron. But as we approach The Last Jedi's release, the fact remains that it is unlikely Disney will explore any pairing of the kind.

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SCOTUS to Decide Between Religious Freedom or Civil Rights

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

The battle over the right for a Christian baker to deny making a custom wedding cake for a gay couple began in 2012 and has made it to the highest court in the land. How did we get here and what is being argued?

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Exclusive: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Deleted Scene Shows Marston’s Problematic Yet Genuine Feminism

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is being released on Blu-ray, so if you missed the theatrical release, you'll soon be able to see this amazing film in the comfort of your own, well, anywhere. To celebrate, Sony Home Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive clip from Angela Robinson's beautiful and thought-provoking film.

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Some Suggestions for Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are.

Today is Giving Tuesday, the day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Sunday and Monday where we forget about being capitalist consumers for five minutes and remember that there are amazing causes that need our help. Here at TMS, there are many issues about which we're passionate, and we love supporting the organizations entirely devoted to helping those causes and communities.

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Valkyrie Was Almost a Love Interest in Thor: Ragnarok—and She Could’ve Rocked a Very Different Look

Also, give us our Valkyrie movie right now. Thank you.

Thor: Ragnarok concept designs from Marvel artists reveal some of the visions that didn't make their way into Taika Waititi's hit. They're all fascinating, and beautifully rendered, but I only have eyes for Valkyrie. The character was as wonderful—and important—as we hoped.

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Turkish City Places Indefinite Ban on Public LGBTQ Events

The capital city of Ankara in Turkey has placed a ban on public LGBTQ events indefinitely, citing concerns about safety when it is really about the preservation of conservative "moral values."

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Transparent‘s Jeffrey Tambor the Latest Disappointing Addition to Growing List of Alleged Sexual Harassers in Hollywood

Hearing about problematic behavior always hurts more when it affects something you love. For the past four seasons, I've been enjoying following the journey of the Pfefferman family on Amazon's Transparent. I even had the pleasure of being a background actor on the show, which had what I perceived as a safe and progressive set. According to two women working on the show, it was anything but.

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Here’s Our First Look at Jude Law as Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Why hello there, young Dumbledore. Warner Bros. has released a gorgeous picture of the second Fantastic Beasts' cast, plus lots of tasty plot details—and a title.

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61.6% of Australians Support Same-Sex Marriage, So Now It’s Parliament’s Turn

The results of the non-binding Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey are in, and 61.6% of respondents voted for same-sex marriage. Parliament has accordingly introduced a newly-worded Marriage Act bill.

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Louis C.K. Ruined More Than Just His Own Career

Louis C.K. had the power to amplify marginalized voices. But now those voices are subject to his downfall.

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Ellen Page Sheds Light on the Homophobic Side of Hollywood Harassment and Assault

A day after it was announced that Ellen Page would be taking one of the lead roles in the upcoming Umbrella Academy series for Netflix, she's taken the opportunity to post a statement on her Facebook page addressing the extent of the sexual harassment and assault that goes on in Hollywood. Not only does she speak to her own experiences, but she attempts to amplify those who don't have her privileges.

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Ezra Miller Was Told Coming Out Was “Silly” & “A Mistake”

Justice League star and Fenty customer, Ezra Miller is one of Hollywood's most successful openly queer actors in Hollywood today, but that did not come without a lot of people doubting his ability to make it.

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Just Look at All These Candidates Who Made History Last Night

Last night, dozens of marginalized candidates made history in mayorships, city councils, and state legislatures across the country. We can win this.

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Virginia’s First Trans State Legislator Unseats Transphobic “Bathroom Bill” Writer

Yesterday, Virginia elected Democratic candidate Danica Roem who is now the first openly transgender woman to have been elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Sonequa Martin-Green Owns Piers Morgan on Gender Fluidity With Vulcan-Like Intellect

Sonequa Martin-Green who plays Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery, was a guest on Good Morning Britain and spoke about her experience with being a part of this wonderful Trekkie world. "I love all the political themes we're exploring," she told Piers Morgan and his co-host Susanna Reid. Then, they started talking about gender-fluidity.

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Tessa Thompson Fought for a Scene That Confirmed Valkyrie’s Bisexuality in Thor: Ragnarok – And Then It Got Cut

Because of course

Though Tessa Thompson "convinced [Taika] Waititi to shoot a glimpse of a woman walking out of Valkyrie's bedroom," the scene was eventually cut, because of course it was.

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Dallas Restaurant Uses Transphobic “Before and After” Caitlyn Jenner Photos to Designate Genders on Bathrooms

The Dallas Morning News Digital Editor Dom DiFurio was shocked when he went into a Cajun restaurant called Dodie's Place in Allen, TX and saw that the bathroom doors designated gender by using "before and after" photos of Caitlyn Jenner, as you can see in DiFurio's tweet after the jump. The level of transphobia and the complete and utter hatefulness of doing something like that is astounding.

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Kevin Spacey Comes Out in Attempt to Deflect Anthony Rapp’s Accusation of Sexual Misconduct

Star Trek: Discovery and longtime theater actor Anthony Rapp gave a harrowing account to Buzzfeed of being the target of Kevin Spacey's advances when he was only 14 years old. Hours after the article with Rapp's story emerged, Spacey attempted to dodge the accusation with a mealy-mouthed apology and coldly calculated public "coming out," as though his the status of his sexuality excused preying on a teenager.

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Disney Channel’s Andi Mack to Feature a Gay Storyline

It is hard to believe in the world of media that there are still "firsts" when it comes to networks having LGBTQA content on their shows. It seems like ages since Nickelodeon had Korra and Asami come out as bisexual on The Legend of Korra or the queer content on Cartoon Networks' Steven Universe. Yet, on Disney Channel's original series Andi Mack, a main character is going to come out as gay for the first time.

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