September 28, 2020

In unexpected but not unwelcomed news, Billie Lourd gave birth to her first born, a baby boy last Thursday. 

The couple named their boy Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell, named after Lourd’s late mother, the actress Carrie Fisher, who died in 2017 at the age of 60 after a heart attack.

The news came unexpectedly as neither Lourd nor her fiancé, Austen Rydell, had made any pregnancy announcements prior to Thursday, and still the couple received a slew of positive messages. 

Mark Hamill, who played Fisher’s brother in the Star Wars saga, shared Lourd...

September 23, 2020

During PlayStation 5’s showcase event, the official trailer for the long awaited open-world Harry Potter video game was released. The game, titled Hogwart’s Legacy, will be an immersive open-world game with spellcasting, potion making, familiars, and a whole other slew of fantastical immersive experiences for the player to sink their claws into. It’s a long awaited game many have been expecting, and wanting especially considering the Harry Potter Universe begs to be put into a video gaming format. Yet still, fans are hesitant.

In bad light o...

September 17, 2020

On September 4th, 2020 Disney released their live-action remake of the famous animated 1998 film, Mulan. Now, I admit I was hesitant to even give this one a try. Considering the lackluster reviews of the live-action The Lion King, the mixed reviews of the live-action remake of Aladdin, and the subpar reactions to the other live-actions, I didn’t really want to give Mulan a chance. But after hearing of their removal of the famous, talking animated dragon Mushu, the adorable cricket, and the romantic tension between the bisexually coded Li Sh...

September 15, 2020

“With a dark, whimsical twist, we retell the story of Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up. In this live-action modern version, San Francisco stands in as Neverland and we introduce Peter before his conflict with Hooke and take you on a wild ride around the gritty city of Neverland. You will meet the Lost Boys, Peter’s Street Gang, and many of your favorite Neverland characters, including a totally re-imagined Tinker Bell.”

I have to admit I had many expectations going into this film as Peter Pan was one of my favorite stories growing up....

September 10, 2020

Image taken from John Boyega's Instagram 

“You get yourself involved in projects and you’re not necessarily going to like everything. [But] what I would say to Disney is do not bring out a black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side. It’s not good. I’ll say it straight up,” John Boyega said of Disney in an honest interview with British GQ. 

Just last week on September 2nd, British GQ published an interview with John Boyega. The interview is described in its descri...

September 7, 2020

Let’s talk have a talk. It’s long overdue for an LGBTQ+ film featuring a lesbian couple to go mainstream. As Ragamalika Karthikeyan puts it in her article in The News Minutes, “It’s really difficult to find some mindless pseudo-inspirational high school not-really drama if you’re looking for tips for lesbianing.”

Karthikeyan notes that TV shows and movies like Cheerleader, Orange is the New Black, and I’d add She-Ra and Garnet from Steven Universe, but now we might be adding a new Kristen Stewart movie to our list of favorite LGBTQ+ films. M...

September 5, 2020

After being pushed back for its March release, the big-budget, live-action remake of Mulan is finally here, available on Disney+ to rent for $40, and the response? Not very good. Released on Friday (September 4th), fans of the original movie were quick to point out that this version had removed many of the musical scores and a few characters. Notably, Mushu the dragon, Cricket, and Li Shang have all been reworked in some way for the live-action film.

But what fans are most disappointed about is the bi-erase of famous queer coded character Li...

September 4, 2020

On August 30th right on the heels of the DNC and the RNC, the first ever People’s Convention was streamed across multiple streaming services, in the hopes of spreading the mission of forming a third, major political party in the United States.

Speakers included: former Ohio State Senator and former Co-chair to Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign, Nina Turner; Harvard professor and famously known for his discussions on race in the U.S., Dr. Cornel West; Former presidential candidate, spiritual leader, and activist Marianne Williamson; and a whole s...

September 2, 2020

Image taken from Niecy Nash's wedding 

Actress and comedian Niecy Nash comes out in a series of Instagram photos to the world, introducing her new wife for the very first time with the heart-warming caption “Mrs. Carol Denise Betts.” 

The comedy queen, most famously known for her roles in shows like Reno 911!, Claws, and Scream Queens, divorced her ex-husband, Jay Walker, back in 2019. And while she had not come out then, according to BillBoard the actress stated in a speech accepting the Vanguard Award at the 2020 Essence Black Women in Holl...

August 31, 2020

image taken from @petejordiwood instagram

Looking back at the past, it seems, at first glance, there are no queer fairy tales. Now, one writer and illustrator has found a queer story that has survived through the test of heteronormative academia to be told once again in modern times.

Cornish writer and illustrator Pete Jordi Wood, through searching through over 600 fairy tales in the archives, discovered The Dog and the Sea, a tale about one man who becomes a sailor, goes through a quest, wins over a man’s hand in marriage, and goes up agains...

August 24, 2020

For anyone who reads my articles on Disney’s track record of LGBTQ+ representation in their media, you know that I’m highly skeptical, and sometimes even cynical, when Disney states that they are planning on representing LGBTQ+ characters. 

There’s their track record of representation of an LGBTQ+ character in Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, and their most recent failure in Pixar’s Onward, it makes me wonder, are they ever going to get it right?

But there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. As of recently D...

August 20, 2020

It seems happily ever afters don’t just exist for Noah Reid’s within the TV screen as his character Patrick Brewer in Schitt’s Creek, but in real life as well. Last month, on July 25th, 2020, Noah Reid married his fiancée Clare Stone and now he’s ready to show his wedding photos off to the world. 

Reid joined the cast of Schitt's Creek as Patrick Brewer during season three where his onscreen romance with Dan Levy's character David Rose culminated in their wedding on the emotional series finale this past April.

On Instagram four days ago the S...

August 16, 2020

After weeks of messy allegations and the potential to uproot the 31-year-old mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Alex Morse’s, political campaign by revealing “sexual assault” allegations, the whole debacle comes into the light as nothing but a false smear campaign against a progressive candidate in the Democratic party looking to unseat Democratic Rep. Richard Neal. 

The allegations began when a letter to Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, written by the College Democrats of Massachusetts, claimed the mayor had “inappropriate sexual relations” and went...

August 14, 2020

Image taken from Skyler's twitter

According to PinkNews, a Mormon man states he’s “proudly and happily” married to a straight woman. Yes, you read that correctly, and believe me, I had to read the article a few times to understand it. And I still don’t understand.

The couple calls their marriage a “mixed-orientation marriage,” though the specifics are still fuzzy to me.  Skyler Sorensen, an openly gay Mormon man, states that he still believes that marriage is between a man and a woman, despite him completely identifying as a gay man. He defin...

August 8, 2020

On February 25th, a third of Poland has declared itself to be an official “LGBT-free” zone as local municipalities sign a pledge adopting resolutions against “LGBT propaganda”. The nearly 100 Polish municipal or local governments have pledged to “refrain from acts that encourage tolerance and must avoid providing financial assistance to NGOs working to promote equal rights.”

Shortly after activists revealed the extend of the anti-LGBT zones in Poland through an “Atlas of Hate” where you can see the extent of this pledge’s effects. The declar...

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