I know a lot of people have said this, but now I am as well: ORPHAN BLACK is a clear successor to BUFFY in so many ways.
I appreciate that BOY MEETS WORLD had not one, but TWO drag episodes.
Queer-baiting, for those who do not know, is the practice of television shows and movies putting in a little gay subtext, stirring up interest with queer fans, and then pulling a NO HOMO, MAN on the viewers. If you’ve watched Sherlock, this is a major “subplot” of the first episode, and it continues as a running joke throughout the series. John and Sherlock are mistaken as a gay couple, one of them (usually John) goes, “no way, of course not, we’re not even gay,” and it’s played off as a joke. The mere speculation that a character could be gay is played for laughs, and if you don’t see something wrong there, then there’s something wrong. Rebekah Baily explains ‘Queer-baiting’ on TV and cites examples like Supernatural, Teen Wolf, and Sherlock
The irony of FOX News being conservative while FOX also airs shows that feature multiple LGBT characters like GLEE, American Horror Story, etc.
The Golden Girls is so much more than a show about four old ladies. It was WAY ahead of its time and addressed issues like marriage equality, LGBT rights, gender identity, interracial marriage, death, disease (including AIDs and CFS), parenting, and more.
Oh, and one of the show’s writers was Tom Whedon- Joss Whedon’s dad.
Wasn’t aware Nate Silver (the statistician who correctly predicted the results of the last two U.S. presidential races down to each individual state) is gay.
What scares us most about Russia is the parallels between their recent anti-LGBT ‘propaganda’ laws and the anti-Jewish ‘propaganda’ laws of Nazi Germany that really kicked off the holocaust. As of this year, discussing any type of LGBT issues/rights (including on the internet) is now punishable by fines and/or jail time in Russia. Putin has also banned adoption of Russian-born children to ANY parents living in countries where marriage equality is legal. He’s clearly using LGBT citizens as scapegoats to bolster his political base just as Hitler did, and it’s safe to say that he’ll keep passing more and more anti-LGBT laws until the world collectively wakes up and does something to stop him. LGBT Rights (via lgbt-rights)
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