Make Bridgerton Gay, Cowards!
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the incomparable Shonda Rhimes is a force to be reckoned with. A champion of diverse perspectives, whipsmart social commentary, engaging charcters, and immensely diverting storylines, this showrunner belongs to a tier of her own.
Shit, what on earth have I done? I held up a line, get eyeballed by a rather gorgeous specimen then find out moments later, he's pretty much been crushing on me for a month. As predictable as it sounds, it really isn't. Sometimes, people win the lottery. It happens, being able to find a person who you gel with, you just fit together like a hand in a glove.
I'm very particular with what I have with my coffee when I'm in a cafe. But it has to be a cake of some sort; either something caramel-like or mud cake. Today was no different when I decided to head into a cafe for a treat.
The First Time I Came Out To A Stranger
I have never been good at picking up. I joke that I should trademark my flirting style as "Epileptic Cat"; it's tragic and awkward, and I am more likely to fall off of something in the process than not. However, I will recover as if nothing happened and give you a piercing stare that will make you forget anything you just witnessed 5 to 15 seconds prior. Suave? If I want to be. Graceful? If you're looking at just the right time (it will be the 3rd or 4th time I've done the same thing, just so I can make sure you saw me being graceful). Witty? Oh goodness yes; if you like really messed up, sarcastic, dark humor, quoted mostly from Archer, Rick and Morty, Lord of The Rings (Oh come on; "a little late for trimming the verge"?! *snerk*), or you like your Shakespeare in original Klingon (*makes note* - this is the 2nd decade you've promised yourself you'd learn some Shakespeare in original Klingon - get your shit together).
Love and Other Disaters Review.
This year my partner and I have made a goal to read as much LGBTQ+ literature as humanly possible and the bar was set unthinkably high with Love and Other Disasters. This book skyrocketed to the top of my favorites list for so many amazing reasons such as voice, character development, interactions, and overall a fun and exciting read that tears you away from reality and lets you feel and see everything through the eyes of the characters.
You Say Sir/Mam, I Say Gender-Neutral Language
It is no secret that many of us were raised to use terms like sir and mam when addressing someone whom we may not know, who may be our elder, or in a professional setting.
The Story of Everybody Talking About Jamie & The Prom
Two incredible musicals: Everybody Talking About Jamie and The Prom. The Prom, a Broadway musical comedy about a high school lesbian student who wants to go to the Prom with her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo until the school forbids her to go to the prom with her girlfriend. Four Broadway stars heard about her story leaves their limelight to show their support for her and give her the prom she deserves.
You're Too .......
Bald Head! I remember hearing those words in class. It was my second week at the high school in New Jersey. I was so young and naive that I did not understand the meaning of the term and thought that this boy was calling me bald headed. I responded that he needed to look at himself since he had no hair whatsoever. I later learned that the term Bald Head meant basically I was being told that I was too European and part of the establishment. I was so hurt by those words but I was not sure why they hurt so deeply.
Gay Men Enjoy ‘Masculine’ Hobbies Too.
As things begin to open up here in the UK, I am trying to make an effort to shake off my hermit-ism by picking up some hobbies and joining some clubs. The idea is to try and meet some new people and get out into the world a bit more. You know, normal human being stuff.
Brown People Do Not Care What Your Color Is
"So what are you again? You're like, black and white right?" I was raised in an interracial home. My mom is a combination of ethnic blends ranging from middle eastern to African American and my father was Finnish and Dutch (plain ol' Caucasian).
Carol by Patricia Highsmith
This book was originally published in 1952 under the title: The Price of Salt. Despite the author already being a household name, Harpers, her publisher did not want it because of the sapphic content. Instead, Patricia Highsmith went with Coward McCann, a small press under the pseudonym, Clare Morgan. At the time many referred to this book as the first lesbian novel with a happy ending. This might give readers the impression that Carol and Therese have a fairytale ending. Whilst the novel’s conclusion is not a whirlwind kiss and a honeymoon in the sunset, it felt like one.
Lexie Bean Hopes to Change the Trans-Narrative with New Book
Growing up in Michigan, Lexie Bean didn’t have the vocabulary to classify a very fluid gender identity and used popular culture to establish an inner dialogue. “I’m like Mary-Kate Olsen. Those were the two options. You’re either a tom-boy or a girlie girl,” remembered Bean who designates as non-binary, assigned female at birth. But the overall conversation has moved forward, and Bean’s Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence certainly does its part. Nonetheless as the dialogue still lacks, the author does at least have a better vernacular to feel comfortable in their own skin.