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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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Gina Rodriguez and Stephanie Beatriz Star In a Totally Made-Up Superhero Movie…As Girlfriends!

Following the advice of Lin-Manuel Miranda, with an assist by @loudlysilent on Twitter. Sí se puede!

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Our Hearts Are Hurting: The Xena: Warrior Princess Reboot Is Officially Dead in the Water

In a time of reboots, reshoots, and President Donald Trump, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. But NBC just sent a chakram straight through the heart of our hopes.

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Our Favorite Cosplay From Flame Con, NYC’s Awesome Queer Comic Con

Flame Con turned a Brooklyn hotel rainbow bright this weekend, and the cosplayers really kicked it up a notch.

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We Want More Sense8, But Does How We Get It Matter?

There has been talk among fans of Sense8 about the hope that another network or platform will step up to the plate and save the show, as has happened for so many others. Now, one has: and it's porn site, xHamster.

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Legends of Tomorrow Made an LBGTQIA Character Its Lead Last Year and Improved Because of It

If you stuck around for season two's start, you did so because of the characters that were left, and you probably would have wondered why you were still watching. You would have also quickly found yourself watching a show that put one of the most prominent portrayals of a bisexual superhero in media front and center.

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The Case for Chromie: Why Making LGBTQIA Identities Canon in Video Games Is More Important Than Ever

Chromie is the perfect candidate for bringing a trans character into the gaming world.

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Queering the NFL: Why Queer Characters Need Strong Allies Against Toxic Masculinity

It’s difficult enough to have a profession that ensures you remain closeted, but creating a queer character who doesn’t know anyone like them is extremely harmful.

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Brie Larson Urges Fellow White People to Check Out Crowdsourced “Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves”

Brie Larson, our future Captain Marvel, is increasingly using her growing platform to try and do good in the world. Today, she retweeted a tweet from NY Times Magazine staff writer and host of the Still Processing podcast Jenna Wortham that contains a link to an amazing resource: the "Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves."

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