"Queer Signifiers" Are Not A Horrible Joke

There are a bunch people bashing on the article about signaling your queerness on the MP, essentially saying, as Mayati put it, "Clothes? Signaling orientation? NO WAY, I deny queer culture its signifiers!" I get that a lot of them are trying to be allies, and they're just thinking, "omg, what is wrong with your ugly… » 4/21/14 9:26pm Monday 9:26pm

Question for all you LGBTQ+ media fans out there

How do you feel about interpreting a character who is one sexuality as another sexuality - (Edit to add) and creating fan art, fanfic, mods for games, etc for it and letting the public see? (Because I don't write posts well, I should clarify that I don't mean taking a book character and changing their orientation for a … » 4/10/14 11:48am 4/10/14 11:48am

Mozilla CEO Backlash and Resignation Explained

OKCupid is not the reason that the CEO of Mozilla resigned. "Backlash on twitter" is not the reason that the CEO of Mozilla resigned. The reason that the CEO of Mozilla resigned is internal and contributor backlash. » 4/03/14 7:35pm 4/03/14 7:35pm

Surprisingly Progressive 1980s Manga/Anime Flips The Script On Gender…

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Stop!! Hibari-kun! is a manga (comic book) which ran from 1981 to 1983. It was animated in 1983 as a 35 episode television series. The plot is relatively simple, a boy named Kousaku is left parentless when his mother dies after a long illness (his father had died years before) and goes to live in Tokyo with a friend… » 3/01/14 5:17pm 3/01/14 5:17pm

Should Jared Leto's Dallas Buyer's Club Performance Be Lauded or Loathed?

Jared Leto's performance in Dallas Buyers Club annoyed me from the first moment his character, Rayon, a transgender woman, appeared on screen. She peeked around a curtain in the hospital like a stalking cat, looking to snatch a glimpse of the half-naked man in the bed next to her. Her action sent a message that carried … » 2/27/14 11:58pm 2/27/14 11:58pm

The Forgotten Pioneer of Gay Rights in Major League Sports

There has been a lot of talk about Michael Sam, who may soon be the first openly gay man in NFL Football. This is very similar to the conversations around Jason Collins when he came out last year. Both these men should be applauded for breaking down barriers and living their true selves, but they were not the first men … » 2/10/14 11:17pm 2/10/14 11:17pm

Ugh, homophobes who deny being homophobes.

So today in class, two friends and I were talking about netflix, and I mentioned that I absolutely loved OITNB, because duh. I have come out to everyone already, everyone knows I'm bi because its a small school and people gossip lots. And these two I was talking with told me they were proud of how brave I was to come… » 2/06/14 8:35pm 2/06/14 8:35pm