Have I Finally Found a Romance Book I Like?
I recently read One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. Normally, I’m not a romance reader, in fact, I tend to stay away from the genre as much as possible. But, my local bookseller recommended it to me and his recommendations are always excellent, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try. As usual, he picked correctly and I absolutely adored this book, romance and all.
Wheel! of! Fortune!
Queer Tarot series, I will get through the post-covid-recovery-brain-fog-exhaustion and finish writing you, I swear! Um, I mean... hello. Welcome back to this series about LGBTQIA+ perspectives on the Tarot cards. If you're new to the series, a quick catch-up:
Alice: Cruel Transwoman stereotype, or something more?
In this day and age, we're seeing more LGBT characters than ever across adult and even children's cartoons. These characters are usually portrayed quite sensitively and positively, but even as recent as a decade ago, the rare gay character would almost always be a walking caricature of what society as a whole saw these individuals as.
When Australian TV led the world in going Gay!
Back when I was a boy one of my father's favourite sayings was; "Back when I was a boy!" Then he would launch into some lengthy story, the gist of which would be how life/things/people were all so much better back then, or far less complicated, or just simpler. I'm sure most of you can relate to this.
Will the visibility of LGBTQ on TV Shows increase acceptance
TV shows portraying same-sex couples or gender diversity aren’t so new in this day and age and since streaming platforms emerged many viewers, mostly those under 30, are completely ditching the conservative linear TV programs. Especially in Asia, dramas about handsome man falling in love with each other are extremely popular.
Pride Month Book Recommendations
Introduction It's that time of year again. Pride month! It's around this time that a lot of people, lgbt+ and ally alike, love to find recommendations for books surrounding lgbt+ couples. Reading diversely is important and what better time to read queer stories than in pride month? So, without further ado, let me recommend some amazing queer books by some amazing authors.
Heartstopper: Series One - Review
Joe Locke and Kit Connor star as Charlie and Nick, two teenagers who discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love.
The Top 5 Reasons Why Charlamagne Tha God Might be Tip-Toeing Out of the Closet
The Breakfast Club co-host Lenard McKelvey pka Charlamagne Tha God is no stranger to controversy. This latest kerfuffle with LGBTQ+ rap artist Saucy Santana may help him be a full-on gay man. This is no disrespect. Scores of people ease out of the shadows and let their truths shine. Let him be the next if that is the case. There has been no greater time in human history for him to do it. Prepare for The Top Five Reasons Why Charlamagne Tha God Might be Tip-Toeing Out of the Closet.
Book Review: BLUEBIRD by Malcolm Knox
I am sure that most of us have, at some point, looked at the cover of a book and said, “I want to read that!” Yeah. I thought so.
Blue is the Warmest Colour
Blue is the Warmest Colour is a sapphic tale featuring tragedy, young love and sexual discovery in the 1990s in France. This book has been on my wishlist for some time. The reason for this was because I saw the film of the same title on Netflix and was impressed with the cinematography. I loved the film when I watched it, it blew me away. I loved the little details and the way it ended. There was some clever storytelling.
Comedy Has Slapped Me Around My Entire Life
I highly recommend Jerrod Carmichael’s new HBO Special, Rothaniel. It’s powerful. Much of what I have learned about racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, really all the “isms” — has come from first-person accounts that required a lot of vulnerability on the part of the storyteller. I found these accounts in person or literature, seldom, until much more recently, in film or on television. Carmichael gets raw and vulnerable and tells an important story so many can relate to.
Classic Movie Review: 'Brokeback Mountain' Opened the World to New Western Stories
With The Power of the Dog exploring themes of sexuality and masculinity in the context of the mythic American west as it transitioned to modernity and civilization, I was reminded of how Brokeback Mountain explored similar ideas in an even more modern version of the West. With The Power of the Dog nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and rankling the elderly members of the Academy with its modern themes, it seems that now is as good a time as ever to reflect on Brokeback Mountain.