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Review w/Q&A: The Best Love Story You Could Pick up This Valentine’s Day Is The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I'm very excited to share with you probably the sweetest love story you're liable to find this Valentine's season, The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang.

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Black History Month 2018: The Universal Poet, June Jordan

"Jordan makes us think of Akhmatova, of Neruda. She is among the bravest of us, the most outraged. She feels for all. She is the universal poet."-Alice Walker

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Casually Revolutionary Valencia Reveal

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend just had an ambitious time hop episode, but one of the warmest and most surprising developments came from a few choice scenes with Valencia. Those scenes showed just how far she's come as a character—and just how far we've come for representation.

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Freeform Summit Was a Breath of Fresh Air That Ranged From Intersectional Feminism to Mermaid Sexuality

Instead of a staid presentation and screenings, Freeform (formerly ABC Family) hosted the first ever Freeform Summit, a night of conversation between leading voices—not just from the network, but from social media and the industry in general. It was a bold choice, and it paid off in a lively night where the discussion ranged from intersectional feminism to mermaid sexuality.

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For the First Time, There’s Enough All-Ages LGBTQ Content That the GLAAD Awards Have a Whole Category for It

The nominees for the 29th GLAAD Media Awards have been announced, and for the first time, they include a category for LGBTQ-inclusive Kids & Family Programming.

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The Biggest and Most Welcome Surprise on Last Night’s Runaways

Hulu's adaptation of Runaways has changed quite a bit from its comics source material, but this particular change surprised and delighted me.

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She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 Renewal Proves There Is a Place for the Black Anti-Heroine

Netflix has renewed the Spike Lee remake She's Gotta Have It for a second season, following the first season that released on Thanksgiving 2017. Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, his wife, who helped write and work on the series, posted a video on their Instagram announcing the news themselves on New Year's Day.

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Marlene Dietrich: The Bisexual, Anti-Fascist Face of Free Germany

Greta Garbo, and Monroe/Dietrich and DiMaggio

Today's Google Doodle is the iconic Marlene Dietrich honoring her on what would have been her 116th birthday. Dietrich was a German actress whose career spanned nearly eighty years, she was able to reinvent herself time and time again to keep up with and stay ahead of the trends.

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Geek Actually: Feminism, Fandom, and Friendship

With podcasts and audiobooks taking over the way we consume media, it is no surprise that people are going to be applying the same serialized long-form online/audio storytelling to prose fiction. Serial Box is leading the charge with several serialized stories across multiple genres. Among them is the geek-girl delight Geek Actually.

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Three Years Ago, Korra and Asami Came Out and Went to the Spirit World

Three years ago, The Legend of Korra broke barriers by giving us the first canon bisexual Nicktoons characters. And they were both women of color. Good times. Good times.

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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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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Just Had a Major Revelation for a Core Character

SPOILERS AHOY

If you clicked on the title then I'm guessing that you either don't care about spoilers or are all caught up on the amazing show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." 

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The Complex Queerness of Nola Darling in Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It

It has been refreshing seeing the show tackle issue like street harassment, gentrification and explore alternative sexual/romantic relationships. Insecure tackled it this season with Molly and her childhood friend turned bae, Dro. Yet, when I watched the trailer for the series the aspect of Nola's character I was most interested in was the part where she calls herself a "polyamorous pansexual." How would this series tackle Nola as a queer black woman? Well, let's discuss.

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The Importance of Jane the Virgin‘s Bisexual Character Reveal

First of all, if you haven't been watching Jane the Virgin, you're in luck, because Netflix has the first three seasons up, so you can scoot over there. Jane has never strayed away dealing with complicated issues from abortion, mental health, illegal/legal immigration, and the general hardships of being a young mother. In the most recent episode of Jane, they revealed a male bisexual character and had a very nuanced conversation about it.

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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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This Nancy Drew Reboot Better Be Queer As Hell, Or I Will Be Mad As Hell

When we adapt Nancy Drew into a television series, can we please let George Fayne be grumpy, boyish, bold and queer?

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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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GLAAD Finds LGBTQ Representation on Television Is Increasing, But Is Still Pushing Old, Damaging Stereotypes

GLAAD hosted a TCA panel to discuss the state of LGBTQ+ representation in television today. And I don't think you'll be surprised to hear that there's still a lot of work to be done.

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In an Historic Move, Star Trek: Discovery Will Feature an Openly Gay Couple, Played By Gay Actors

This should not be a rare thing!

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Supergirl Fans Are Rightfully Angry With the Cast’s Flippant Dismissal of Kara/Lena Luthor Shippers

There is a fundamental misunderstanding of why shipping is so important to LGBTQIA fans, and why it's more than just silly fantasy.

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