By Thomas Maxheimer Ashley Judd Brings House Down With ‘Nasty Woman’ Poem At Women’s March On Washington Watch Ashley Judd’s moving recitation of a poem by Nina Donovan called “I am a Nasty Woman”.
By Emilia Marcyk Current scholarship and academic news addressing LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians, educators, and information professionals. Publications Abate, Michelle Ann. “‘The Capitol Accent Is So Affected Almost Anything Sounds Funny in It’: The Hunger Games Trilogy, Queerness, and Paranoid Reading.” Journal of LGBT Youth 12.4 (2015): 397-418. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19361653.2015.1077768 In […]
By Thomas Maxheimer Country Music Television Star Cody Alan Comes Out As Gay CMT and iHeartRadio host Cody Alan came out via an Instagram post and hopes he can be a change-maker. Alan: “Even if it’s just one person that hears it and says, ‘I like country music and maybe I’m not so different after all.’ […]
By Elizabeth Gartley June is GLBT Book Month! While I’m excited to take the time to celebrate LGBTQ literature in libraries, I still often find myself in the position of trying to get (and keep) LGBTQ books into school libraries so that they can be celebrated. From my own observations, schools and school libraries still […]
By John Mack Freeman The 28th annual Lambda Literary Awards have been announced. View the full list here.
By Ashley R. Lierman On her show Full Frontal, Samantha Bee was another commentator to tear into North Carolina’s recent transphobic law House Bill 2. Her shaming of Governor Pat McCrory as “potty prefect” of the state came as part of a larger piece on how moderate and liberal voter apathy in the 2010 election […]
By Ashley R. Lierman A new update to the popular Sims 4 will remove gender restrictions from character options, letting players fully customize their characters’ genders, clothing, and option to whatever they choose. The move came as a result of lengthy consultation with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Out.com reports: Electronic Arts […]
By Ashley R. Lierman Responding to Donald Trump’s recent claim that it would cost “hundreds of billions of dollars” to create gender-inclusive restrooms in his properties, Stephen Colbert decided to check his calculations on the actual cost of making the change. Watch the clip below:
By Ashley R. Lierman The Advocate reports that Whoopi Goldberg will be producing an upcoming television series called Strut. The series will be a modeling show focusing on models from Slay Model Management, the “first transgender modeling agency.” According to Goldberg, the series will “give viewers a unique opportunity to spend time with real people […]
By Ashley R. Lierman Last fall, before the Deadpool movie came out, I reported on an interview where Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller confirmed that the movie would portray a pansexual Deadpool. At that time, it wasn’t clear what the character’s sexuality would have to do with the movie itself, and to a certain […]