Blogger Bills: Happy Pride Month!

Hi followers, are you celebrating this month? We’re in the middle of LGBT Pride Month, a time in particular for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans community to celebrate diverse sexual orientations and genders. June was chosen to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots which is said to have sparked LGBT activism in the United States. While there is certainly time and cause for cheer, we’d be … Continue reading Blogger Bills: Happy Pride Month!

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Incarcerated Illinois

The holidays are upon us which means for some of us– myself included– will be complaining about incoming in-laws or other unsavory relations. While some complaints may be valid and not to be patronizing, but perhaps we can deal by considering people who will have to go through a little more to see their families. I just happen to see @prisonculture‘s tweets sharing groups’ Amazon wish … Continue reading Incarcerated Illinois

Pulse

This past Sunday morning 49 people were killed at the gay club Pulse in Orlando on its weekly Latin Night event. Pulse opened in 2004 and named in honor of founder Barbara Poma’s brother, who died of AIDS. At least 50 other people were injured. While images of long blood donation lines are nice, it’s very disheartening to see mass shootings so frequently. It’s disgusting to see … Continue reading Pulse

Shoutout to Wong and Takei

In the concentrated pool of LGBT media, there’s an even more concentrated chunk for people of color. It might not be surprising, but it can be potentially more hurtful when you’re ignored by a smaller community. Representation can seem so little yet mean so much in many different ways. Nichelle Nicols was one of the first leading black women on tv. She inspired Mae Jemison, the … Continue reading Shoutout to Wong and Takei

Like a Slug

Attenberg is an interesting film that I’m definitely going to have to revisit in the future. There are many facets worth exploring managed with only a handful of characters. While misfit girl/sexually experienced girl might as well be a trope (perhaps it falls under Only Friend?), it’s great to see variations of weird girls e.g., they’re not all Enid Coleslaws or Junos. Marina’s own admissions made me think I … Continue reading Like a Slug