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Each of These Queer Pride Shirts Is More Delightful Than the Next

I love nothing so much as a clever t-shirt, and these fit the bill while also waving the flag high for LGBTQIA representation.

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Things We Saw Today: Brie Larson Is on Set as Captain Marvel in Avengers: Infinity War Part Two

Actress Brie Larson was spotted getting ready for her role as Carol Danvers in the upcoming Infinity War.

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EMMYS 2017: Heaven Is a Place on Earth As “San Junipero” Takes Home the Best Everything

We were thinking it might be a long-shot, but once Charlie Brooker took home the Outstanding Writing for a TV Movie or Limited Series Emmy tonight, it started to seem a little more possible. And then it happened! "San Junipero" won the Emmy for Outstanding TV Movie!

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Pennywise and The Babadook Sitting In a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. And It’s “Babawise,” I Don’t Care What Anyone Says

The Internet couldn't be happier.

The Babadook and Pennywise are currently Hollywood's newest "it" gay couple. (Get it?)

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“Christian” Parents Pull Their Child From School Because They Can’t Handle Gender Fluidity

How very Jesus-like.

Two years after they yanked their older son out of the school system because (gasp) a student in his class began wearing a dress, Nigel and Sally Rowe are at it again.

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Study Claims (a Highly Sexist, Racist) AI Can Determine Your Sexual Orientation

There are so many problems with this.

Stanford University recently published a study which claims that a deep neural network (i.e., artificial intelligence) was better than humans when it came to detecting someone's sexual orientation. Here's why that's a big problem.

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Thelma Looks Like the Kind of Spooky Lesbian Love Story the World Needs

In a way, it's basically Carrie-meets-Raw-meets-Blue Is the Warmest Color, and if the intersection of those three movies doesn't call to you, then we can't be friends.

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This Brilliant Hamlet Meme Means That All the Other “Distracted Boyfriend” Memes Can Go Home

The "Distracted Boyfriend" stock photo meme swept the Internet recently, resulting in endless iterations (and a triumphant girl-power ending to the memestory). One artist gave the meme a clever literary twist and it is currently my favorite thing.

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Ellen Recalls Being Instructed Not to Use the Word “We” When Discussing Her Life to Protect Audiences From Having to “Picture” Her Gayness

Is this that 'liberal agenda' we've heard so much about?

Even after Ellen Degeneres had come out, Hollywood executives didn't want her talking about her life for fear of shocking and alienating audiences who might be fine with homosexuality in name only.

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Well Sure, Professor Marston, Wonder Woman Does Sound Ridiculous When You Put It Like That

If you love comic book history, nuanced female protagonists, LGBTQIA+-centric stories, and tales of unconventional relationships, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women will likely be right up your alley. It not only tells the story of the creation of Wonder Woman, but of how she was influenced by the relationship between her creator, William Marston, his wife Elizabeth, and their lover, Olive.

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Doctor Who Writer Gareth Roberts Talks Vile, Ignorant Trash About Trans Women

CW: Transphobic slur. It's hugely disappointing when someone you trust to tell you stories from one of your favorite sci-fi properties turns out to be a big ol' transphobe.

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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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Video Explains There Is No Grammatical Argument Against the Singular They

In an episode of "The Dirty Word," a series that examines "where sex and language get it on," Amanda Montell dives into the history of gendered pronouns in English.

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Mattis Orders Freeze on Trans Military Ban, But That’s What He Was Ordered to Do in the First Place

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has announced that he's still allowing trans people to serve in the military, despite the White House's orders directing the Department of Defense to ban trans people. But that's what he was told to do in the trans ban guidelines anyway.

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Chase Strangio, Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer, Shares Wisdom About Trans Healthcare

This is a thread you'll definitely want to read, and though Chase Strangio explicitly addresses reporters and the way that they write about trans healthcare, it's helpful to anyone who might need to reframe the way they think about trans healthcare in general.

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Trump Hit With Lawsuits for His Terrible, Unconstitutional Transgender Military Ban

Lawsuits from the ACLU and Lambda Legal expose the ban for what it is—a bigoted attack on human rights with no basis in research, science, or logic.

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India’s Supreme Court Has Ruled That Sexual Orientation Is A Fundamental Privacy Right

India's Supreme Court has unanimously declared that citizens have a right to privacy - and that sexual orientation is one of the fundamental privacy rights. But does this mean that section 377, the law which criminalizes same-sex relationships, will be amended?

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White House to Cut Off Trans-Related Medical Funding for Military Service Members, Ban Them From Service

The White House is moving closer to follow through on Trump's tweet about banning transgender military service members.

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Samira Wiley Proud of How The Handmaid’s Tale Addresses Race Without Being Racist

One of the most intriguing characters on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale (aside from Elizabeth Moss' June, of course) is June's best friend Moira, played beautifully by Samira Wiley, who initially stole our hearts as Poussey on Orange Is the New Black. In a recent interview, she discussed why she loves Moira (as created for the show) so much, and what she thinks of the show's handling of race.

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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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