It is not the responsibility of queer creators to tailor their queer content to any individual's specific taste and needs. It's their work and they have the creative freedom to make imperfect queer characters who get things wrong, say things that are wrong, gets hurt, etc.
There's no way a piece of media can please every single member of the audience and that's okay, audience members have the freedom go and find something else that suits them better.
Creating an arbitrary standard of "good representation" and placing that burden onto queer creators isn't very productive in making society a more accepting place for queer people, or for inspiring queer creators to make better and more interesting stories. Rather, it places enormous pressure onto queer creators to perform perfectly all the time which can actually discourage creators from making queer content in fear of falling short of their audience's ridiculously high standards.
By allowing queer creators to make the content they want is to make room for a more diverse array of queer experiences to be represented in media which ultimately is better and more truthful representation!!
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tell me media🙃🙃 is it really so hard to write good bipoc/queer representation🙃 i mean really, that difficult? not like you're discovering a new branch of medicine or applied science mate🙃
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Beginning: A Poem in Two Parts
This is a poem about spring
But we've got to get through the winter first
So please do bear with me
PLEASE read the content warnings before watching.
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If I see one more white cishet person ask "WhY dO yOu CarE sO mUcH AbOut rePrEseNtaTiOn" which is often followed with "bE LuCkY" I'm gonna hit a wall
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It’s spring and you bud, as is expected of you. Heavy with the burden of the pollen bearer. Boldening eyes take the world in and uncareful tongue spits it back out.
Chronological inertia, you reek of zeitgeist. Starved of it all. It’s wrong —— all those lost syllables. Of course you’re confused.
Drained fingertips, itching to touch. Nettle stings and hoarded things, lost to the tide, clogged with so many things that aren’t you.
Your twirled hair, splitting fibres like entrails, piled in the bleached thistles. Waiting for unrequited caution.
Your whirlpooling eyes, only a mirror and a daily dose of Lethe. I’m sorry darling.
My silence is gilded, an absence somewhat omnipotent to you.
You look at me like a prophecy of better days, your Orlando.
It’s only Babel.
You cross the Styx on your way home to me, and I wish you wouldn’t.
How can I lie to her?
How can I allow myself to be in pieces?
I’ll meet you again in the summer.
We will find our spot, under the warped bridge, beneath the laurels. Just beyond the wingspan of the sun, where we overflow.
You will tease the water for a word, any word at all, and I will be patient as I have before, knowing that each ebb of you will flow back more fruitful than before.
Your unscathed hands on babied wrists, i never forgot about them. I’m sorry about your arm, I truly am. A Monet cast irridescent with paint, for an impressionist July.
I will cup your face and you will trace my eyes. Daisies, not dandelions, halo you -laughing at a cloudless sky. Your smile will still be coated with the same sugar. This time I’ll hold you.
I’ll meet you again in the summer
I will return to you finished ( as you always thought me to be. )
- Rachel O’Sullivan / kiwi’s scribblings
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Des femmes queer au fil de l’Histoire
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Ici Seli !
J’adore lire des romans historiques, et parmi mes suggestions, vous en retrouverez encore beaucoup. Et parmi toutes ces histoires, il y a forcément de nombreuses romances et forcément une écrasante majorité de romances hétérosexuelles. Et ces dernières sont malheureusement, dans de trop nombreux cas, toxiques, malsaines et tout ce qui va avec. Le plus souvent, le contexte historique sert d’excuse pour valider les idées et fantasmes de l’auteurice sur les rapports hommes/femmes d’autrefois. Oubliant par là même que même si le patriarcat a souvent été à son apogée dans notre passé, les abus et les viols restaient bel et bien des crimes.
Du coup, histoire de se changer un peu les idées, je vous propose trois romans où ces histoires toxiques sont très en retrait, voir absentes, pour mettre en valeur des relations entre femmes basées sur autre chose que le sexe maître et la domination. Histoire de ne pas oublier non plus que les personnes LGBTQI+ ont toujours été là, et qu’iels militent pour leur droit depuis aussi longtemps que les autres.
Reine, guerrière et bisexuelle
Boudicca, de Jean-Laurent Del Soccoro
Résumé : Angleterre, an I. Après la Gaule, l’Empire romain entend se rendre maître de l’île de Bretagne. Pourtant la révolte gronde parmi les Celtes, avec à leur tête Boudicca, la chef du clan icène. Qui est cette reine qui va raser Londres et faire trembler l’empire des aigles jusqu’à Rome ? À la fois amante, mère et guerrière mais avant tout femme libre au destin tragique, Boudicca est la biographie historique et onirique de celle qui incarne aujourd’hui encore la révolte.
Commençons dans l’antiquité avec la reine Boudicca. Si le but est de nous donner un aperçu de la vie de cette femme semi-légendaire de sa naissance à sa mort, je dois avouer que la question de sa sexualité et de ses amours reste assez en retrait. Néanmoins, cet aspect de sa vie fait corps avec qui elle est et ce qu’elle a entrepris et participe à nous brosser le portrait d’une femme hors du commun.
L’histoire d’un couple comme les autres
Beignets de tomates vertes, de Fannie Flagg
Résumé : "Un sacrée numéro, Idgie ! La première fois qu'elle a vu Ruth, elle a piqué un fard et elle a filé à l'étage pour se laver et se mettre de la gomina. Par la suite, elles ont ouvert le café et ne se sont plus jamais quittées. Ah ! Les beignets de tomates vertes du Whistle Stop Café ... J'en salive encore !"
Un demi-siècle plus tard, Ninny, quatre-vingt-six ans, raconte à son amie Evelyn l'histoire du Whistle Stop, en Alabama. Il s'en ai passé des choses, dans cette petite bourgade plantée au nord de la voie ferrée ! Et Evelyn, quarante-huit ans, mari indifférent, vie sans relief, écoute, fascinée. Découvre un autre monde. Apprend à s'affirmer, grâce à Ninny, l'adorable vieille dame.
Chronique du Sud profond de 1929 à 1988, ce roman tendre et généreux vous fera rire aux éclats et, au détour d'une page, essuyer une larme. Humour et nostalgie : une recette au parfum subtil ...
Après cette femme incroyable que fut Boudicca, il me semblait important de présenter un autre récit de vie, fictif cette fois, mais plus quotidien. Le couple que forment Ruth et Idgie fait face à de nombreuses embûches mais est empreint d’une grande chaleur et malgré tout, leur amour met du baume au coeur. Leur histoire n’est pas le centre absolu du roman mais en demeure un point essentiel, un tour de force pour un roman paru en 1987. D’ailleurs son adaptation cinéma va se faire ravaler la façade à grands coups d’heterowashing où Ruth et Idgies ne seront plus que des amies...
Transgresser le genre, la sexualité et la réalité
Passing Strange, de Ellen Klages
Résumé : San Francisco, 1940. Six femmes, avocate, artiste ou scientifique, choisissent d’assumer librement leurs vies et leur homosexualité dans une société dominée par les hommes. Elles essayent de faire plier la ville des brumes par la force de leurs désirs… ou par celle de l’ori-kami. Mais en science comme en magie, il y a toujours un prix à payer quand la réalité reprend ses droits.
Ce roman évolue quasi exclusivement dans les cercles queer, en particulier lesbiens, de San Francisco et nous propose tout un panel de personnages divers et de relations. Si les personnages principaux et les événements sont purement fictifs, le roman parvient à insuffler au couple formé par Haskel et Emilie un parfum d’évidence au sein d’une société qui fera tout pour que leur idylle n’ait pas lieu. En plus de nous proposer une histoire transpirant la diversité et la solidarité féminine, ce roman nous rappelle qu’en termes de droits, rien ne doit jamais être tenu pour acquis.
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one of my st8 friends asked me abt this so here you go internet:
Lesbian: a woman or femme presenting NB attracted to women or other femme NBs
Gay: Anyone attracted to their gender
Bi: Anyone attracted to genders like and unlike their own
Transgender: someone who does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth
Queer: Someone who isn’t straight but doesn’t label their identity
Questioning: someone who is questioning their identity
Intersex: someone who has physical aspects of both sexes
Asexual: Someone who does not feel sexual attraction or doesn’t desire a sexual relationship
Aromantic: someone who doesn’t feel romantic attraction or doesn’t desire a romantic relationship
Pansexual: Someone who is attracted to people regardless of gender or sex
Polyamorous: someone who desires a relationship with multiple people involved
Genderfluid: someone who’s gender changes depending on week, day or even hour.
Demigirl: Someone who only partially identifies as a woman
Demiboy: Someone who only partially identifies as a man
Nonbinary: an umbrella term for anyone outside of the typical gender binary
Agender: someone who does not have any gender. Not a smidge. No gender here
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So... After years questioning myself my sexuality, and some research... I openly declare myself queer.
I know no one cares, but this is my safespace to ramble about my shit, so I'm gonna explain it anyways just because I need to.
A few years ago I started liking a girl friend, something that never happened to me before, the thing is that I have never felt attracted to girls in a strong sexual way, I mean, yes, I guess I feel kinda sexually attracted to girls, but nothing out of the 'hetero ordinary'. I didn't feel sexually attracted to her either, but I was 100% sure I liked her, so we started dating yada yada.
I wanted to explain it to my mom, she is not homophobic, but she still has this old idea of how homosexual people are, and sometimes makes disgusting comments about how the LGBT+ community is now a cool thing and some people just "shows off" cuz "being weird is cool nowadays" (honestly disgusting, but I know she's doesn't mean anything wrong), so because of those things I was kinda afraid of what she was gonna say.
When I finally told her I felt really disappointed, I already expected her to be skeptical, but after I explained to her that I don't feel sexually attracted to girls but I still like this girl, she said "Maybe you are just confusing it with admiration. We all have been through that phase", bitch, I'm here trying my best to explain to you how I feel because I know it can be hard for you, and instead of asking to understand it better, all you do is SUPPOSE it is just a phase?! What hit my nerve is that I explicitly told her to not tell anybody cuz I still didn't feel ready for that, and what did she do?! Tell all my family, just because she thought it was a fucking phase 🙃
Anyways, later on I broke up with that girl because we couldn't see each other too often, and I didn't feel too comfortable kissing her, it felt weird to me, even tho I was actually craving for her touch, so whatever.
I'm really happy to know there's a community that feels the same way and that there's people trying their best to make the others understand it better. It may sound weird, but I finally feel like a piece of me is been put in place.
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TRANS PEOPLE ARE VALID AND LOVED
you mean hateful. you mean bigoted. ignorant. awful. manipulative. corrupted by a dogmatic misrepresentation of ethics and science that upholds the misogynistic ideals you ought to be against because you’re more interested in keeping others below you than raising everyone else alongside you. get fucking bent. none of you are feminists. none of you are radical. you’re all shit.
none of this is up for debate!
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Art dump! Things from last year.
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All 4 seasons of Wynonna Earp are now on SYFY in the UK
(Sky & NowTV)
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I hate asking for any kind of “handout” from others.
I’m pleased to say that I worked my butt off to finally have my own place and to be able to buy my own things without asking for help from those closest to me.
However, this is also something I have been wanting for the longest time.
I have always been insecure about my teeth.
Here are few pictures I have saved of my fully smiling and showing my teeth
i was approved to get this dental treatment when I was 16 but the insurance I was under was unable to cover barely 10% of of the cost.
As an adult that is trying to get her life together, I went back in to see if I was still approved for treatment. I am. The prices have not changed.
This is the full scale that the treatment will be:
The insurance I am now under was able to knock off:
Which would leave me at
I also have $1,500 saved up for this treatment, which then knocks the price down to:
I told them that I would call them back by 4/23/21 to give them an official answer if I want to go through with it now or later.
I am only asking you all to help in any way you can. Whether that be sharing this post, or donating/cashapping me $4.00-$6.00.
the ONLY money app I have is Cashapp.
Here is a screenshot of my page
My name is $AliM98.
Of I can get a donation of
$1,000 dollars, I can handle the rest from there.
Please help me out in anyway you all can
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Why Ayo Sexuality Discourse Is Exhausting To My Black Lesbian Self
People Who Are Not Black Lesbians: If you ship Ayo and Bucky, you're homophobic.
Black Lesbians: ...
People Who Are Not Black Lesbians: If you don't ship Ayo and Bucky, you're racist.
Black Lesbians: ...
Multiple Fandoms: Changing a character's canon non-het sexuality to take representation from another non-het group is *-phobic.
People Who Are Not Black Lesbians: She can still be bi.
Black Lesbians: ...
Multiple Fandoms: Giving a Black character and a white character conveniently incompatible sexualities to justify not shipping them is racist.
People Who Are Not Black Lesbians: I headcanon Ayo as aroace because she's a strong Black woman who don't need no man.
Black Lesbians: ...
Nobody: Maybe we should listen to what Black lesbians* have to say.
Meanwhile, back in 2018: *whole-ass controversy about the erasure of gay Black women in Black Panther*
*I am specifically naming Black lesbians for a reason.
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Let’s be all honest here: the best part about the snl skit about “lesbian period drama” is Kate McKinnon in a suit.
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Wynonna Earp season 4 spoilers
Wynonna Earp 4x12 Finale
Sad to see the show end but what a great ending to such a wonderful series!
Some scary moments but also laughter and happy tears.
Love and hope.
Also so glad they put the behind the scenes stuff at the end.
Now please, boxset of the whole series with loads of extras, like all the behind the scenes stuff, interviews, convention panels and comentary.
I cannae wait to see what Emily, Mel, Dom, Kat and Tim do in the future.
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i know that “star lord bisexual” is old news but the confirmation didn’t come from the mcu looking for brownie points, he literally entered a polyamorous marriage with a man and a woman in the comics (guardians of the galaxy volume 6, issue 9, “I Shall Make You A Star-Lord”, Jan 2021)
just some highlights here: him calling mors and aradia his home in a frame that’s a pink triangle, him cuddling them naked in the bath with the bi flag in the background
he did end up leaving them in order to protect them from zeus (not because he wanted to)
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Effy’s Big Gay Brunch 2 is live right now!! The card is LGBTQIA+, for LGBTQIA+, by LGBTQIA+!!!
ALSO, THE HOST IS A DRAG QUEEN
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30 Days of Autism Acceptance 2021 - Day 10
April 10th: How important is representation to you? Is the representation that is out there generally good or bad? What is your favorite piece of representation? What would you like to see more of in autism representation? What would you like to see less of?
Credits to @autie-j and @lesmiserabby
Autism representation is important in my opinion. But it’s also important that it’s correct/accurate, which usually means information from actually autistic people. I haven’t seen the full movie, but from what I’ve read, the few clips I’ve seen and the reviews I’ve read written by actually autistic people, Sia’s new movie “Music” is the WRONG kind of representation. Some, if not most of the information in the movie are actually dangerous and can result in autistic people dying because of misunderstandings, and probably misinterpretation (from mostly Sia) too. Right now I am thinking about the clip I saw where some dude tackled, and restrained Music to the ground when she was having a meltdown. I have never personally experienced that happening to me, but I’ve read about many other autistics who has, and many, if not all of them said it was traumatic for them because as it was getting harder and harder for them to breathe. I’d very much like to do what I can to prevent this from ever happening again.
I would LOVE to see a TV-series with more then one autistic character of all genders. Male, female, nonbinary. I want some of them to be queer, some openly so and some closeted. I want them to be of different races. I want some of the character to not know that they are autistic until later in their lives, like when they are about 20+. I also want it to show to the viewers how rude the whole “I would never have thought you’re autistic”, or the “you don’t look autistic” really are. Some of the autistic characters are non-verbal, some are semi verbal and some are hyper verbal. I also want some of the characters (autistic or not) to have ADHD/ ADD, and/or Dyslexia. I basically want to the show to kind of shower of queer Neuro Divergents of all the races and genders. Also throw in a few NT’s in there too. Kind of flip the whole ND’s and queers feeling scared and alone anywhere they are, and make it so the NT’s feels scared and alone where ever they are.
I believe there are both good and bad representation in the media. Both in movies/on TV and on social media. I don’t really watch many tv series’s with autistic characters in them, at least I haven’t lately. I have previously seen some TV-series with an autistic character, but I don’t think I’ve seen any new series with an autistic character since last year when I answered the question. When I’m active on any Social media I spend most of my time on Twitter, there I see mostly good representation on my timeline, but I rarely go into any autism related hashtags so I don’t know what it’s like there.
I might have gone all out with this, but I feel like it’s necessary. We need more representation. OH, and more importantly, ALL OF THESE CHARACTERS ARE GOING TO BE PORTRAYED BY PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY HAVE THE ND TRAITS/SEXUALITIES IN REAL LIFE.
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