By Ashley R. Lierman In a twist on the sadly familiar tale of gay couples being denied service by homophobic business owners, a new thriller called B&B plays with the idea of one couple getting even instead of getting mad. As ScreenDaily describes the story: Paul McGann (Withnail & I), Tom Bateman (Jekyll & Hyde) […]
By Ashley R. Lierman A web comic featuring a gay superhero exploded in popularity when it went to Kickstarter to become a print graphic novel, Out.com reports: Young Protectors: Engaging the Enemy centers around a young gay hero and a team of his super-powered friends pitted against an older gay villain. Author Alex Woolfson originally […]
By Ashley R. Lierman The Advocate has released two lists of can’t-miss reading material this week: for kids, one of picture books with LGBT themes (in slideshow form); and for teens and adults, one of LGBT graphic novels. If you’re looking for collection development ideas or just behind on developing your or your family’s own […]
By John Mack Freeman The 2016 Over the Rainbow list has been announced. 68 titles have been honored this year. Read the full list here.
By Ashley R. Lierman The Advocate has assembled a list of the LGBT films that will be showing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Subjects range from teen romance to immigrant communities to trans tailoring to Robert Mapplethorpe. View the full slideshow, along with some clips and trailers, at The Advocate.
Via press release The 2016 Stonewall Book Awards were announced Monday, January 11 by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender […]
By John Mack Freeman The 2016 Rainbow Book List has been announced. From the blog: The Rainbow Book List Committee proudly announces the 2016 Rainbow List. The Rainbow List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18. The list […]
By Ashley R. Lierman Netflix’s Jessica Jones carves out an odd little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, adapted loosely from Brian Michael Bendis’s comic series Alias. Both revolve around the eponymous character as an ex-superhero and current private investigator, dealing with the past as best she can and, eventually, tracking a villain who once […]
By Ashley R. Lierman Precious Davis, a transgender woman of color, is the first trans bride to appear on the series Say Yes to the Dress, specifically the spin-off Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, reports the Advocate. Davis was listed in the 2014 Trans 100 List, and is a singer and performer as well […]
By Ashley R. Lierman Swedish indie pop group Miike Snow recently released a music video for their song “Genghis Khan,” filmed in the style of a James Bond-like spy movie. The video features the spy in question and his nemesis falling in love and settling down together, complete with a choreographed dance number under a […]