On Monday evening, Marvel Studios invited a small group of reporters into its innermost sanctum (a screening room) for an early look at a number of its upcoming films.
The modern continuation of Doctor Who has not shied away from LGBTQ characters—but aside from recurring guest characters like Captain Jack or River Song, the show has yet to feature an ongoing, permanent LGBTQ companion. That is until season 10 and the arrival of Bill.
In addition to the release of reviews for the Power Rangers movie this week, it’s also been revealed that the film has become the first mainstream superhero movie to feature a main character who happens to be LGBTQ. It’s a big step for superhero cinema, but a question remains—just exactly how big is it?
The 28th annual GLAAD awards highlighting the representation of LGBTQ community in media have been announced this morning, and it’s a strong year for genre nominations, especially in comics, with 10 series from the past year earning recognition That’s five more comics nominated than last year, a welcome indication…
The long break between the second and upcoming third seasons of Young Justice has been unfortunate for many reasons—mainly, because there’s been no new Young Justice to watch. But in one way, the break has been of benefit: the show can now explicitly acknowledge LGBTQ characters.
Black Mask Studio’ scifi bounty-hunting extravaganza Kim & Kim isn’t just an incredibly fun comic book, but a hugely personal story for its writer, Magdalene Visaggio.
Every year, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) releases a “Studio Responsibility Index” that analyses the visibility of LGBT characters in the last year of movies. It was not a great year for Disney—but GLAAD has pointed to a galaxy far, far away where they could easily make some improvements.
The gay subtext of the relationship between Batman and Robin has been the butt of jokes for decades. Over at Slate, Glen Weldon adapts an extract from his book, The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture, that examines the history of Batman’s relationship with Dick Grayson and its homoerotic undertones.
When All-New X-Men #40 released, a major topic of discussion was the fact that a younger, time-displaced Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman, came out as gay. But ever since, fans have wondered if this meant the present-day Bobby was simply in the closet, or maybe not gay at all. Seven months later, we finally have the answer.
South Dakota’s only gay club is dead when I show up on a Friday night. A Katy Perry song thumps on a dance floor so vacant it looks fit for an open house. There’s a lone lesbian chain-smoking outside and two guys slurping vodka near a row of empty bar chairs.
When Wildstorm became a DC Comics imprint, Midnighter became one of DC’s greatest gay characters. As part of DC’s recent publishing revamp he’s finally gotten a new solo series, a first in nearly a decade—and so far, Midnighter represents one of the best portrayals of an out superhero in comics right now.
This week saw the launch of Constantine: Hellblazer, a new DC ongoing series for everyone’s favorite British Occult Detective. And while its first issue is enjoyable in and of itself, it has one notable little element to it: The comic is portraying John Constantine’s bisexuality more openly than ever before.
Over the years, there’s been a steady rise of out gay superheroes in both Marvel and DC’s rosters — and now that number has grown a little larger, with the revelation in tomorrow’s All-New X-Men #40 that one of the founding members of the X-Men is gay.
【The following was originally posted on The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network) and has been republished here with permission.】About a year ago, I went with friends to see a live reading of Welcome to Night Vale and was shocked by the amount of screaming coming from women in the audience.
In a tweet response that really should surprise no one, Harry Potter author JK Rowling has officially confirmed that yes, there were indeed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Hogwarts. In fact, the only group she didn't imagine existing at the wizarding academy were Wiccans. Sorry, neopagans!
After considering many opinions across the internet and consulting with fellow yuri (百合, lesbian themed Japanese media) fans, these are the seven best examples of non-explicitly erotic girl-on-girl animation from Japan.
In response to a Star Trek writer's excellent rebuttal to a homophobic reader, we've had a lot of discussions in the last 24 hours about diversity in science fiction, how Star Trek should show a wider ranger of sexualities onscreen, and why alien sexuality and reproduction shouldn't necessarily resemble that of…
We're in San Francisco club called Stud, and there are people in fur suits everywhere. Colored lights and crashing beats flash like fireworks in a thunderstorm. Everyone is sweaty and drunk, but most of all they're happy. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you GaymerX, my favorite game convention—and also maybe the last…
Is there anything in the world better than a very wise and supportive and loving grandparent? Answer: maybe pizza, but probably not. As proof of this, I offer up an extremely moving letter that was posted on FUCKH8's Facebook page, in which a nameless grandfather berates his daughter for kicking her gay son out of…
Less than three days since the controversy surrounding DC Comics’ refusal, we have a great non-explanation explanation from the DC brass about why the publisher refused to allow characters Kate Kane (Batwoman) and her partner, Gotham City police officer Maggie Sawyer, to marry each other. You ready? (I mean, it’s so…