Transgender model Leyna Bloom breaks barriers as the first transgender woman of color to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. https://www.cnn.com/style/article/leyna-bloom-black-asian-transgender-sports-illustrated/index.html
DC and Marvel Comics will celebrate Pride Month with anthologies celebrating queer characters. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/dc-marvel-comics-celebrate-pride-month-lgbtq-anthologies-n1261136
This new animated short is an indigenous and transgender breakthrough and could be an Oscar contender this year. https://www.indiewire.com/2021/03/kapaemahu-animated-short-oscar-transgender-1234621945/
For fans of “Billy on the Street”, good news! Billy Eichner is starring in, executive producing and co-writing a new gay rom-com titled Bros. The movie is currently set to release in August 2022. https://www.out.com/film/2021/3/08/billy-eichner-make-history-starring-major-gay-romcom-bros
For all you Bridgerton fans, here is another reason to watch: one of the main actresses in the series is a proud black, gay woman! https://www.advocate.com/television/2021/2/12/bridgertons-queen-blessed-be-black-gay-actress-hit-show
The new HBO Max docuseries Equal (premiering October 22) combines documentary footage with live action narrative to bring the story of the early LGBTQ rights movement to life. You can read about the series and see a trailer here and also read about who plays who here.
Writer and illustrator Pete Jordi Wood has rediscovered an LGBTQ themed fairytale that has been in existence since at least the 19th century. Queer themes in folklore were long suppressed and “deleted” and now readers can explore The Dog and the Sailor in book form and in a virtual exhibit and narration. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiewareham/2020/08/21/why-this-charming-gay-fairytale-has-been-lost-for-200-years-stith-thompson/#25b306ca6163 The virtual […]
The film which documents the battle of LGBTQ activists that led to the APA removing homosexuality as a mental illness from the DSM in 1973 will be screening at festivals this fall, have screening opportunities through educational and other organizations, and will eventually air on PBS. https://www.queerty.com/doctors-considered-homosexuality-illness-cured-celebrates-heroes-proved-otherwise-20200823 https://thequeerreview.com/2020/09/02/outfest-2020-film-review-cured/ https://deadline.com/video/cured-trailer-outfest-documentary-lgbtq-patrick-sammon-bennett-singer/ The website for the film has […]
Dictionary.com announced additions of many LGBTQ words and also will replace “homosexuality”, using instead “gay”, “gay man”, “gay woman” and “gay sexual orientation”. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/09/dictionary-com-just-added-lot-lgbtq-words-will-use-homosexuality-less/ https://www.out.com/books/2020/9/03/dictionary-replaces-homosexual-largest-update-ever A press release from Dictionary.com explained the updates, called their biggest ever, with changes in words relating to race, sexual orientation, climate and internet culture.
A new Andy Warhol retrospective at the Tate Modern in London explores themes of gender, sexuality and race in his work and his life. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/warhol-exhibit-explores-roles-gender-sexuality-his-life-art-n1236516 The exhibit can be explored virtually through this tour: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/andy-warhol/exhibition-guide Image from Tate Modern