The years between the gay liberation movement at the beginning of the 1970s and the onset of AIDS a decade later are viewed in a certain strand of gay nostalgia as “the golden age”. It’s hardly surprising that those who lived through the period might see it this way; in retrospect all youth is golden. What is surprising is the extent to which men not then adult — perhaps not yet born — have accepted the idea and are slightly disappointed when I try to disillusion them.
The screenwriters for Tell it to the Bees wanted to give the film a “sweeping romantic ending”, like Brief Encounter or Dr Zhivago. But they wanted them to have a divided happiness – one of them can have the happiness of staying in the town to have a fulfilling career; and the other can have the future happiness of finding love in a more tolerant place. But they can’t have those two things in the same place and with each other.
Another PAX West has come and gone, and once again the Pink Party was the highlight of the weekend. The premier queer geek event during PAX weekend, Queer Geek! Seattle's Pink Party 11 filled Neumos with hundreds of happy folks for gaming, dancing, and sensational cosplay!
This week the US Supreme Court will hear three cases dealing with queer and trans rights, cases that ask the court to decide whether it is legal to fire someone who is queer and/or trans under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act’s prohibition on discrimination based on sex. The subject of one of these cases, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is Aimee Stephens.
Global toy brand Mattel announced today a new product line featuring a customizable doll offering endless combinations all in one box. The Creatable World™ doll line, consisting of six different doll kits that are available in a variety of skin tones, invites kids to create their own characters with extensive wardrobe options, accessories, and wigs that allow them to style their doll with short or long hair, or in a skirt, pants, or both.
A group of queer and trans content creators, dubbing themselves the Rainbow Coalition, have filed a lawsuit against YouTube and parent company Google for actions that they say have resulted in discrimination against them and their ability to share and monetize their content based on being queer and trans.
The Beat is back babies, brought to you by Rainbow Rebellion and Queerspace Magazine. This week CarLarans welcomes show stopping EDM performer Brandon Lentz to talk about the trials of being an indie artist and debut some brand new music!
We started with 12 of the top queer comics in the PNW, but now it's time to name the winner of the Outstanding: Queer Comic Competition, hosted by Bobby Higley. Congrats to Mitch Mitchell, the winner of the $1000 prize courtesy of AHF, and the Most Outstanding Queer Comic in the PNW!
Trans folks, in countries like the Philippines, often face a hostile environment and lack of societal and government protections. But two open, proud, Filipina trans women, Geena Rocero and Geraldine Roman, have been leading the way for more visibility and acceptance of the trans Asian community.
Murderous parents? Outstanding warrants? A dinosaur living down the hall? Basic, relatable stuff when you a group of super powered teenagers playing house together on the run in Marvel's Runaways on Hulu. But the surprisingly well handled queer relationship between Karolina and Nico is what's really got us tuning in at the Bi-Geekly Report!