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Lovecraft Country's Wunmi Mosaku and Abbey Lee Discuss the Intricacies of Ruby and Christina

Lovecraft Country is an ensemble show about multiple members of the interconnected Freeman, Baptiste, and Braithwaite families, which made it important for certain characters to be expanded upon from their counterparts in the books. In particular, Wunmi Mosaku’s Ruby and Abbey Lee’s Christina have been given more…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Interview, Race, Racism, Lgbtq, Ruby, Christina, Abbey Lee, Braithwaite, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, HP Lovecraft, Misha Green, Wunmi Mosaku

25 Years Ago We Got Genre's Most Unapologetic Heroine

Inevitably a cool lady appears on screen with a sweet outfit, a wry smile, and this sense that she is not to be fucked with wrapped around her like a cloak. While women aren’t on the top of the call sheet as often as men in genre film and television, there are a lot more women there now than before, and despite them…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mythology, Hercules, Lgbtq, Nostalgia, Kevin Sorbo, Rob Tapert, Lucy Lawless, Greek Mythology, Xena Warrior Princess, Renee Oconnor

Star Trek: Discovery's Third Season Brings Trek's First Explicitly Trans and Nonbinary Characters

Star Trek: Discovery is heading into a new unknown next season, but the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery won’t be alone. CBS All Access has announced that two new characters are joining the cast for season three, and will be the franchise’s first explicitly nonbinary and transgender characters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Lgbtq, Cbs All Access, Star Trek Discovery, Ian Alexander, Blu De Barrio

The New Mutants Cast Explains the Simple Beauty of the Film's LGBTQ Relationship

Many, many things about The New Mutants make it stand apart from the rest of the superhero movies out there. Its many delays are one. The fact it’s being released in the middle of a pandemic is another. But inside the story, it’s also one of the first Marvel movies to have an honest, open, LGBTQ relationship.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Interview, Marvel, Disney, Lgbtq, Maisie Williams, Josh Boone, New Mutants, Blu Hunt

Umbrella Academy's Ellen Page on Giving Vanya Space to Open Up

The first trailer for Umbrella Academy’s second season made it abundantly clear that the Netflix series is pivoting into a markedly different direction than the Dark Horse comics series it’s based on. Where the initial comic arc left Vanya (Ellen Page in the series) quite incapacitated thanks to a gunshot, the TV show…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Streaming, Lgbtq, Ellen Page, Set Visit, Marin Ireland, Umbrella Academy, Vanya Ellen Page

The Old Guard Turns Immortality Into Something Worth Living For

Director Gina Prince Bythewood’s adaptation of Image Comics’ The Old Guard is a movie that asks you to really reflect on what it is about superheroes and their stories that keeps us coming back. Rather than fully trying to reinvent the comic book movie, The Old Guard instead takes hallmarks of the genre and uses them…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Netflix, Streaming, Lgbtq, Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlize Theron, Image Comics, Gina Prince Bythewood, Immortality, Harry Melling, Leandro Fernandez, Marwan Kenzari, Greg Rucka, Kiki Layne

Say Hello to the CW's New Batwoman

Just as suddenly as Ruby Rose exited the CW’s Batwoman, the network has announced that it’s found a new actor to don the cowl and keep Gotham’s streets safe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Gotham, The Cw, Batwoman, Lgbtq, Dc, Cw, DC Entertainment, Ruby Rose, Javicia Leslie

Doom Patrol Got Explosively Horny in the Face of an Apocalypse

Doom Patrol’s always had a habit of coming on a bit strong (in a good way) by doing away with the narrative pacing that most other cape shows tend to stick with over the course of a season in favor of getting to the point. Though “Sex Patrol” is only the fourth episode of the show’s second season, it feels very much…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex, Dc Comics, Streaming, Lgbtq, Warner Bros, Pride, DC Entertainment, TV Recap, DC Universe, Doom Patrol, HBO Max

The 100 Went in a Butthole

In 2016, The 100 went into a metaphorical butthole. In the span of a few episodes the show murdered one of its most prominent Black characters in a brutal manner and then murdered its most high profile lesbian. The audience fled in droves, the show was critically panned, a national conversation about the wanton…Read more...
Tags: Science, Space Travel, Assholes, Aliens, Lgbtq, Cw, The 100, TV Bite, Buttholes

Trump Administration Eliminates Transgender Health Care Protections During Pandemic

In an utterly heartless move, the Trump administration on Friday eliminated health care protections for transgender people during an ongoing global pandemic that has claimed more lives in the U.S. than in any other country. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Lgbtq, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus

How The Wing's Empire Was Built On Trauma, Racism, and Neglect

On June 1, the women-only social club and coworking space The Wing shared an Instagram post that read “Black Lives Matter” in bold, yellow lettering. The graphic was a far cry from the millennial pink and muted tones that have defined The Wing’s aesthetic since it first opened in 2016, but the message, sent in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Class, New York City, Los Angeles, Racism, Lgbtq, Misogynoir, Audrey Gelman, Latinx, The Wing

Star Wars' Not-So-Brief History of Fleeting LGBTQ+ Representation

The long road to meaningful representation of LGBTQ+ creatives and characters in our popular media is a history interwoven throughout decades of media narratives. For Star Wars, one of the biggest pieces of popular culture in living memory, that story has come in fits and starts—and in many ways, it’s still a story…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Video Games, Marvel, Disney, Lgbtq, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, George Lucas, Representation, Knights of the Old Republic

This Is Some Meaningless Bullshit, Warner Bros.

To say that Warner Bros. released a statement about J.K. Rowling’s recent and ongoing response to accusations of transphobia would be, well, an overstatement. Because at this point I’ve read it enough times that I’m not even sure it’s words anymore.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Human Rights, Race, Rant, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Lgbtq, Warner Bros, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Universal Studios, Transgender Rights, Scholastic, J K Rowling, Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts 3

How Much of J.K. Rowling's Transphobia Will Be Too Much Transphobia for Warner Bros.?

Because, as it turns out, the level of transphobia Warner Bros. seems ready to look past from J.K. Rowling is already a considerably large amount.Read more...
Tags: Science, Human Rights, Transgender, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Transphobia, Lgbtq, Warner Bros, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Fantastic Beasts, Transgender Rights, Rowling, J K Rowling, Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Batwoman’s Idea to Replace Ruby Rose Is Curiously Boring for a Comic Show

We already knew Ruby Rose decided to exit the CW’s Batwoman series after its debut season. That was surprising enough. Now there’s word that the network might not just recast the role of Batwoman, it’s possibly decided to do away with the character of Kate Kane entirely. In a universe of time travel, doppelgängers,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Batwoman, Lgbtq, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Cw, DC Entertainment, Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Kate Kane, Dc Cw Verse

Now's the Time to Rewatch Black Mirror's 'Striking Vipers'

Charlie Brooker was quite right when he said that now really isn’t the time for new episodes of Black Mirror. But the fact that so many of us are self-isolating at home in the midst of a pandemic that’s made it so we can’t physically touch one another makes now a particularly excellent time to go back and (re)watch…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Video Games, Sex, Streaming, Lgbtq, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Anthony Mackie, Sex Tech, Nicole Beharie, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Time to Rewatch Black Mirror

She-Ra's Noelle Stevenson on the Final Act: Adora’s Struggles, Catra’s Heart, and Shadow Weaver

After five seasons of will-they-won’t-they, epic battles, and saving the world from utter annihilation, She-Ra gave essentially every character both what they wanted and needed. None of it would have been possible were it not for Noelle Stevenson stepping up to the plate and becoming the kind of leader the series’…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Lgbtq, Weaver, RA, Noelle Stevenson, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power, She Ra

Harley Quinn Finally Did the Thing, and Did It Right

As bloody, curse-laden, and generally bawdy as DC Universe’s Harley Quinn show is, it’s always displayed a surprising level of emotional intelligence in the way that it’s handled the complicated, interpersonal relationships that have shaped the lives of its characters. Read more...
Tags: Science, Love, Dc Comics, Animation, Streaming, Harley Quinn, Lgbtq, Warner Bros, The Joker, DC Entertainment, DC Universe, Poison Ivy

She-Ra's Noelle Stevenson Tells Us How Difficult It Was to Bring Adora and Catra Home

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power may be about Adora’s fight against the Horde, but it’s been just as much Catra’s story. The friends-turned-enemies have spent the entire show in a game of cat and mouse, and it was unclear what would happen at the end of the road. Now we know and io9 had the chance to talk to series…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Shipping, Streaming, Lgbtq, Noelle Stevenson, Catra, Adora, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power, She Ra, Catra Home

How What We Do in the Shadows Season 2 Builds Deeper, Creepier Vampire Worlds

Iconic vampire cameos, a ruined orgy, Staten Island city council politics, and one very unlucky witch skin hat made the debut season of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows a cult hit. This past winter, io9 took a look behind the scenes of season two and talked to the creators, cast, and crew…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Vampires, Lgbtq, Staten Island, What We Do In The Shadows, FX, Paul Jones, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Set Visit, Paul Simms, Stefani Robinson, Harvey Guillen

8 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Erotica Books to Help Get Your Social Distancing Freak On

Look, we’re all adults—and if you’re not, there are plenty of other io9 articles to read (although let’s be honest, they’re all sexy). Social distancing is tough for a lot of reasons, one of them being how it affects our sex lives. It’s important to find creative ways to keep yourself satisfied and we’ve got a few…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Sex, Fantasy, Sci Fi, Lgbtq, Erotica

An Anti-Gay Charity Is Running a Coronavirus Tent Hospital in Central Park

A charity group is stepping in to help New York City, facing the worst outbreak of covid-19 in the country, by building an emergency field hospital in the middle of Central Park to handle overflow patients. But the group and its founder’s history of anti-gay sentiment is making people question whether it can truly…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Lgbtq, Central Park, Franklin Graham, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

How Netflix's I Am Not Okay With This Evolves Past Its Mixed Metaphor About Queerness

Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This follows in the long tradition of comic book adaptations about people manifesting superpowers to tell coming-of-age stories about how hard it is to know yourself as your body begins to do and feel things you don’t understand. Sydney Novak (It and Sharp Objects star Sophia Lillis) is a…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Netflix, Streaming, Lgbtq, Charles Forsman, Richard Ellis, Superpowers, Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, I am not okay with this, Sofia Bryant, Aidan Wojtak Hissong, Sydney Novak

Shitty Person Wins Case Against UK Police Who Warned Him About His Transphobic Tweets

A high court in the UK ruled on Friday that police should not have visited a man who sent out “transphobic” tweets at his place of work and that they had a “substantial chilling effect” by doing so, the Guardian reported.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Science, Technology, Social Media, Courts, Lgbtq, Trans, Hate Speech, Free Speech, LGBTQA, Shitty Person Wins Case Against UK Police

Marvel's First Big-Screen Queer Couple Will Be Eternals' Haaz Sleiman and Brian Tyree Henry

Last summer, Marvel head Kevin Feige cleared up some confusion about when audiences could expect to see the studio’s first queer superhero fighting to save the world on the big screen. After initial reports that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie would explore her canonical bisexuality in Thor: Love & Thunder, Feige explained…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Lgbtq, Marvel Studios, Tessa Thompson, Kevin Feige, Representation, Feige, Haaz Sleiman, Brian Tyree Henry, The Eternals, Exclusively Gay Moments

Batman's Latest Scribe on Telling New Stories With One of DC's Oldest Heroes

There are more comics for more people than ever before, but for better or worse, the mainstays aren’t going anywhere. Best known for his work on Batman over at DC Comics, James Tynion IV is very cognizant of how the cycle of comics operates. He knows there’s an art to telling stories that have already been told, and …Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Interview, Dc Comics, Wonder Woman, Lgbtq, Batman, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, New York Comic Con, Representation, New York Comic Con 2019, James Tynion Iv, DC Comics James Tynion IV

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' Casual Queerness Is Fantastic

Dreamworks’ Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is all about a group of (mostly) average kids making their way around a strange post-apocalyptic land. It’s been overrun with mutated, sentient animals who’ve driven most of humanity to live in hiding underground. On any given day, chances are good that you could run into a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Love, Netflix, Animation, Sexuality, Dreamworks, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, Lgbtq, KIPO, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

GLAAD's Kicking Off the New Year With Some Excellent Nominations

Though the GLAAD awards are a celebration and recognition of the work that creators have done to spotlight queer stories, they’re also a testament to the ways in which entertainment is changing and becoming a more inclusive space.
Tags: Science, Lgbtq, Steven Universe, Bloom, GLAAD, Watchmen, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power, Steven Universe The Movie, Lumber Janes, Runawaus, The Avant Guards

It Doesn't Count If Your Character Comes Out in a Junket Interview

In a recent interview with Out, Dame Judi Dench mused about her relationship to Cats and described how she sees her character, Old Deuteronomy as trans because the role has traditionally been portrayed by male actors. Actors really do say the darnedest things, don’t they?Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Judi Dench, Lgbtq, Universal, Dame Judi Dench, Representation, Queerness

Big Mouth Co-Creator Nick Kroll Addresses 'Woke Culture' and Comedy

Joker director Todd Phillips has had some...things to say. Recently, the Hangover architect faced backlash for explaining that he switched from comedy to drama because “woke culture” killed comedy. But there are plenty of comedians producing excellent work. This includes Nick Kroll, the co-creator and star of…Read more...
Tags: Video, Comedy, Science, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Nick Kroll, Lgbtq, Joker, Todd Phillips, Big Mouth, New York Comic Con, Jason Mantzoukas, New York Comic Con 2019

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