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LGBT content guide (TV shows , Movies , Music , Books, Youtube , celebrities)

Hey guys , I realised that a lot of people on here(including me) are always looking for new shows, moviee , music or youtuve channels with lgbt content to watch (as they can relate more to such content) so i decided to make a list of all those which I know.

Ps. This list is of what all I know and can remember. Pls reblog and add whatever i missed!

TV shows with WLW/bisexual female characters
1. Supergirl
2. Humans
3. Pretty little liars
4. Famous in Love
5. Sense 8
6. Orphan Black
7. Orange is the new black
8. Carmilla (web series)
9. Game of Thrones
10. Veep
11. How to get away with murder
12. Empire
13. Arrow
14. DC legends of tomorrow
15. Black Sails
16. Jane The Virgin
17. Faking It
18. Wynnona Earp
19. Lost Girl
20. Doctor Who s10
21. Glee

22. Person of interest 23. Greys anatomy 24. The fosters

Tv shows witg MLM/bisexual Male tv characters
1. Shadowhunters
2. Riverdale
3. Orphan Black
4. How To Get Away With Murder
5. Empire
6. Game Of Thrones
7. Brookly 99 8. Sense8 9. Glee

Trans characters 1. Transparent 2. Sense8

Youtube channels with LGBT content-
1.RoseEllenDix (Rose)
2.Roxetrawr (Rosie)
3.Tyler Oakley
4. ShaneDawsonTV
5. JoeyGraceffa
6. CammieScott
7. Nowthisisliving (Shannon)
8. Stevie Boebi
9. Ally Hills
10. Alexis G Zall
11. Melanie Murphy
12. Troye Sivan
13. Hannah Hart
14. Ingrid Nilsen
15. Miles Chronicles
16. ElloSteph
17. AmyOrdman

Musicians who generally make LGBT music
1. Troye Sivan
2. Hayley kiyoko
3. Mary Lambert
4. Tegan and Sara

Movies with LGBT content-
1. Carol(2015)
2. But i am a cheerleader
3. I cant think straight
4. DEBS
5. Loving Annabelle
6. Bound

Books-
1. Annie on my mind by Nancy Garden
2. The price of salt (carol) by Patricia Highsmith
3. Ash by Malindo Lo
4. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
5. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
6. Madam President by Blayne Cooper
7. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare 8. Ask the passeners by A S King

Out and proud celebs - 1.Lauren Jauregui (singer) 2.Kristen Stewart (actress) 3.Ricky Martin (singer) 4.Halsey (singer) 5.Miley Cyrus ( singer and actress) 6.demi lovato (singer and actress) 7. Cara delevingne (voctoria’s secret angel and actress) 8. Stella maxwell(victoria’s secret angel) 9. Angelina Jolie (actress) 10. Sir Elton John(singer) 11. Lady gaga (singer) 12. Sarah Paulson (actress) 13. Kate McKinnon (comedian actress) 14. Ellen DeGeneres(tv show host , comedian) 15. Portia DeRossi (actress)

These were all I was aware of and could think of. Pls reblog and add those you know

How to Make Interesting Characters without Giving them a Tragic Backstory

Okay, first things first, giving someone a tragic backstory does not make them interesting. It just makes them a prime candidate for extensive therapy. What actually makes them interesting is the story that the tragedy creates.

In DC cannon, the death of Bruce Wayne’s parent leads to him becoming Batman, but it didn’t have to. In another world, his parent’s death might be nothing more than the plot of a crime drama in which Bruce is the heart-tugging orphan who stars in that episode and then disappears into the ether.

Along the same lines, Bruce’s parents didn’t have to die in order for him to become Batman. He could have just as easily seen one too many unsolved killings that had nothing to do with him and been inspired to use his fortune to go help his beloved city. Perhaps it’s not as heart wrenching a story as the original, but that doesn’t mean that it would be a bad one.

To show what I mean, let’s look at another famous super-hero orphan (why are there so many of those?) whose story has nothing to do with the death of his parents: Steve Rogers (a.k.a. Captain America). By the time Steve shows up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s lost both of his parents. His father died in the First World War and his mother died from tuberculosis. This has absolutely nothing to do with his story and it’s never presented as something that makes Steve more interesting than your average person. What makes Steve interesting is that he is a legitimately good person with one of the strongest moral compasses you will ever see.

That’s not something that we associate with War Heroes. War is about compromise. It’s a gray zone in which right and wrong become twisted beyond recognition and we have to do things that go against everything we believe for the greater good of our fellow man.

Steve Rogers hears that and rolls his eyes while marching into a Nazi death camp single handed.

That’s an interesting character and, hey, nothing tragic happens to him until after the story’s already begun.

So how do you make characters like Steve? People who audiences like for who they are instead of what happened to them which, by the way, applies to Bruce Wayne, too. He may have been shaped by what happened to his parents, but that’s not why people love him. Fans love him because he’s a human in a world of superheroes who still manages to go toe-to-toe with them. The number of fans who like him because he’s an orphan with a dark past is pretty small. Maybe even nonexistent.

Alright, back to the topic at hand: how to make people interesting. While I could talk about this at length, let’s keep it simple and focus on the fact that most interesting characters fall into one of two categories.

  1. A Force to be Reckoned With – these are characters who need no supporting cast or foil character. You can put them in a locked room with nothing but a phone book and your audience will still love them. These characters are also rare, so don’t go obsessing over whether or not you’ve got one. Instead, focus on making sure that each of your characters is unique and well-developed enough that they don’t feel interchangeable with their co-stars. How do you do that? By making sure that you have a firm grasp on who they are and what makes them stand out. Don’t say that Danny loves apples. Lots of people love apples. Loving apples does not make him interesting. Instead, say Danny will eat literally anything apple flavored and we’re still not sure why. All we know is that he doesn’t get birthday cakes, he gets apple pies. Is that enough to make Danny “A Force to be Reckoned With”? No, but it does make him stand out from the rest of the cast and, as I tell you more about him, he’ll stand out more and more until we reach the point where there will be lines that only Danny could say.
  2. Team Dynamics – a lot of characters who we love wouldn’t even make the top-ten list if it weren’t for their costars. In the Harry Potter books, Hermione Granger works as a perfect foil to Ron and Harry. They’re slackers who crave adventure while she’s a straight-A student who wants nothing more than to learn everything she can. If Hermione were to star in her own book series without any friends, then it would just be seven books whose titles would fall along the lines of “Hermione Granger and 11 Outstanding O.W.L.S.” or “Hermione Granger and the Comprehensive Guide to Hogwarts’s Library”. Along the same lines, without Hermione, the Harry Potter books would, instead, be the Harry Potter book whose title would be “Harry Potter and the Year a Plant Killed Me”. To make characters like Hermione, think about your staring cast and consider how they work together. Who would they be alone and how does being on the team shape them? How do these friendships change them over the course of your story? Remember, even Fred and George Wesley needed someone to work with.
so now let me talk about proxy for a sec

oh hey, nice to see you

how are you? good? that’s great

hey listen i just finished this book, I read it in probably five hours over the course of two days and when i wasn’t reading it i was thinking about it

it’s called Proxy and it’s a dystopian YA novel and WAIT HANG ON NONONO DONT WALK AWAY

THE MAIN CHARACTER IS A QUEER POC AND ALSO AN ACTION HERO

SORRY FOR YELLING BUT I THINK THIS BOOK IS POSSIBLY REALLY IMPORTANT?

seriously name one gay action hero name ONE

but seriously. this is a dystopian YA novel with a messianic narrative, and i know you think you’re tired of that stuff, but it is so, so smart. it borrows (deliberately and self-consciously) from a number of cultural touchstones in clever and unexpected ways. (notably they have a naming system not unlike GoT’s bastard Sands, Stones, Snows, etc., but which pulls from famous literary orphans.) it reads a little bit like feed but it shares with The Hunger Games a sort of constant-cliffhanger pace and a really well-built world

BUT

as much as this book is about The Future and Gadgets, it is also about Checking Your Privilege 

I would even say it is PRIMARILY about Checking Your Privilege. our dope protagonist Syd is joined on his adventure quest by a couple of rich white kids whose personal arcs are essentially about learning to step back, listen, and permit a person who’s not like them to make his own choices instead of doing what they think is Right or Correct for him, and also getting outside the framework of their own limited experience and privilege to become yes dare i say it ALLIES

THAT IS SOMETHING TEENAGERS NEED TO LEARN AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE

this book isn’t about race or the queer experience specifically. it is a really fun little sci-fi adventure story. but it contains those elements, puts them at the forefront of the story rather than delegating them to the sidelines, and then demands that you deal with them and move on. and THAT is revolutionary in and of itself.

i don’t know any teenagers but if i did i’d throw this book at their DUMB TEENAGE HEADS and then get really close and whisper “sorry about that man, but seriously, read this book, good night