gay center

If a cis gay posts their version of community history with it centered around gay folks with hardly a mention (and probably an uneducated one at that) of bisexuals and literally tacks on “oh yea trans people too” at some point, I seriously hope you take it with a grain of salt and at least respect the trans and bi communities enough to not reblog it uncritically

as an gay trans kid born in the early 00’s, the lgbt subset of the internet is the only lgbt community I’ve ever known. I’ve never been to Pride, I’ve never been to a gay community center. This censorship of lgbt creators on YouTube is incredibly scary, because a very big part of this community is being taken away. It’s unfair, and it makes me scared for other websites being censored the same way.

consider watching black sails

it’s a tv show that is a treasure island prequel, so it’s a pirate show but it’s also so much more than that. it’s 4 seasons long and just ended so I can finally recommend it without fear of regretting it. it has

  • lgb representation (5 characters, 4 mains, spoiler: only one of them dies)
  • well written female characters who get to interact with each other!! very often while watching s4 I would see 2 women talk to each other and be important to the plot and I would just suddenly realize how rare that is in other shows
  • sex workers who are written like human beings (and spoiler: manage to leave that behind)
  • amazing writing in general
  • gorgeous cinematography
  • GREAT soundtrack
  • complex characters!!!! 
  • gay love is the center of the show
  • LESBIAN PIRATE
  • GAY PIRATE

warnings: rape tw for season 1, and it’s a pirate show so it can get violent and bloody

feel free to add anything, it’s past 1am so forgive me if i’m forgetting stuff

LGBTQ+ Movies of 2016: Part 3

Below Her Mouth

An unexpected affair quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality for two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever.

Do You Take This Man

Daniel and Christopher have to rely on their close friends and families to help them through drama on the eve of their wedding.

Indignation 

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Women Who Kill

Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, suspect Morgan’s new love interest is a murderer.

I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová)

Raised in Prague, Olga Hepnarová was a timid by nature and troubled child with no friends, that was frequently bullied by her classmates. Living in a strict family environment, feeling alone and unable to cope with life’s issues, she gradually alienated herself. Unable to fit in, she felt a raging hatred growing inside her towards the indifference of society that left her destroyed by people. Rejected by everyone and marginalized, she meticulously plotted against society, declaring her intention for revenge against her family and the world…

It’s Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde)

After 12 years of absence, Louis, a writer, goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. 

Center of my World (Die Mitte der Welt)

After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

The Pass

Nineteen-year-old Jason and Ade have been in the Academy of a famous London football club since they were eight years old. It’s the night before their first-ever game for the first team - a Champions League match - and they’re in a hotel room in Romania. They should be sleeping, but they’re over-excited. They skip, fight, mock each other, prepare their kit, watch a teammate’s sex tape. And then, out of nowhere, one of them kisses the other. The impact of this ‘pass’ reverberates through the next ten years of their lives - a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4 | Part 5

anyway, I still can’t believe there’s never going to be a lesbian season of skam where I can watch two girls being soft and in love while can’t take my eyes off you plays in the background :(

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Chloe Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane Starring in ‘Miseducation of Cameron Post’

Chloe Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane are starring in the independent drama “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.” 

Desiree Akhavan, the writer, director, and star of “Appropriate Behavior,” is directing “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” from a script she co-wrote with Cecilia Frugiuele. 

The story is based on Emily Danforth’s coming-of-age novel of the same name with the film is set in 1993 and centered on a girl forced into a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with the prom queen. Moretz is cast as the lead, an orphan who’s taken in by her ultra-conservative aunt. Lane plays her friend and fellow “disciple” at the conversion therapy clinic to which they are sent.

A world built in love is a world eternal.

My best friend has asked me for ages to draw an OTP fluffy drawing, so I drew not 1 but my 6 biggest ones. They are all so gay but you’ll have to forgive me on that one.

Can you recognize all the hearts surrounding them?

You know…. I’ve been reading a lot of gay lit lately so it got me thinking about Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and I have to say that the book is so incredibly nuanced. You have the fact that both protagonists are Mexican-American, which, in itself is a pretty damn great feat, but even within that the author manages to touch upon the complexities of identity. The questions of whether or not you’re Mexican enough, or whether you’ll every truly know Mexico–to the discussion of how American society views Mexican people or people of Mexican descent–to the educational complications of fighting against this prejudice–this book proves to be a lot more than the usual coming of age gay story. It’s not centered on that. Certainly, it’s a part of the story, and an important one precisely because there is so little qpoc representation available, but by no means is this the nuclear issue at hand. Parents reconciling with their past (or failing to) and how that affects their children also plays a hugely fundamental role in the shaping of Ari’s narrative. Anger issues, depression even, are given moments of recognition all throughout the novel. I’m not trying to belittle the handling of the sexualities of the characters in the novel. Far from it. I’m just saying that the innate complexity of it doesn’t lie in the fact that the main character undergoes this great pain or toil and they need to figure out their sexuality and come to terms with it. As a matter of fact, Ari does go through a change, but it is not the tortured head-space a lot of narratives like to spool out. Since Ari, in general, is the more ‘actions before words’ character, this is also the way his perception of Dante changes. The minute it’s pointed out that he’s in love with Dante, he doesn’t fight it and he’s quick to do something about it. That is why this is such a refreshing narrative. That the characters are qpoc adds dimension and lovely representation, but most of Ari’s and Dante’s struggles come from elsewhere. Dante is blatant about his sexuality, and he’s blatant in his love for Ari, but his most troublesome struggles do come from the identity of race and ethnicity as well.

This is getting really long but in summary,,,, I just really like thinking about this book because it’s just a narrative about two Mexican-American boys enjoying summer (or,,,, trying to) while effectively carrying the very true way that inner struggles don’t only, or, majorly, pertain to sexuality.

so i watched this chinese drama called Nirvana in Fire and it fUCKED ME UP

here’s a thing i’m working on! i’ll eventually color it, but i quite like the lineart :D

can’t get over how aphobes will swear up and down that straight aces are straight, fully straight, completely straight-

but like, gay/bi aces really aren’t as oppressed as real gays, and headcanons for us aren’t real lgbt rep, and we need to stop talking about ace issues and let real gay people be the center of the community.

no matter how many times you tell me that “gay aces are gay so straight aces are straight!” i really don’t think you believe that first point

LGBT+ Fiction Rec

I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of lgbt+ fiction and stuff I have found. This list is far from complete and there are plenty more out there, these are just a few of some I enjoy. Feel free to add some of your own.

*Most of these are centered around gay guys. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find many lesbian centered works.

  • Welcome to Night Vale (podcast/book)
    • Imagine a town where every conspiracy theory is true. That's Night Vale. Radio host Cecil Palmer reports on the weird happenings in this small desert town and falls in love with a scientist named Carlos (and his perfect hair). There are five-headed dragons running for mayor, dogs that are literally Satan, mystic beings named Erika (who are definitely not angels), civilizations underneath bowling alleys, and so much more. There is a really diverse cast of characters and several lgbt+ characters (besides the main two). It has some horror elements but it’s more science fiction.
  • Yuri!!! On Ice (television show)
    • Japanese figure skater, Katsuki Yuri, comes in last place at the Grand Prix Final and returns home defeated. After a video uploaded of him skating to his idol Viktor Nikiforov’s (a Russian skater with 5 Grand Prix gold medals and considered to be the best out there) routine goes viral, Viktor himself shows up at Yuri’s place and becomes his coach. With Viktor’s help, Yuri attempts to win gold at the next Grand Prix Final and they both sort of fall in love along the way. Features a pretty diverse cast and doesn’t play into stereotypes. It’s considered to be in the sports genre but it has some romance moments in it.
  • Always Raining Here (webcomic)
    • Carter wants to get laid. Adrian is heartbroken. After Carter fails to get Adrian to have sex with him, the two end up becoming friends and have misadventures together. This is one of the cutest and most pure relationships I’ve seen (even though one of the very first things Carter says to Adrian is “We should bang”). There is some slight sexual content but nothing too major.
  • Check Please! (webcomic)
    • Eric Bittle joins the Samwell Men’s Hockey team but quickly realizes that this is way more intense than his Georgia hockey team and the team captain Jack Zimmermann isn’t making things any easier for him. There are lots of pies and you’ll end up learning about hockey. Lots of healthy relationships and does a wonderful job at portraying characters with mental illnesses. They’re also good friends with the Yuri!!! On Ice fandom.
  • Alice Isn’t Dead (podcast)
    • By the makers of Welcome to Night Vale, a woman becomes a truck driver in order to find her wife, Alice, who has been considered dead (she isn’t look at the title). She encounters a not-quite-human serial murder and ends up being chased by him wherever she goes. She learns more and more about her wife and finds out things better left unknown. Another wonderful portrayal of mental illnesses. It’s much darker and scarier than Welcome to Night Vale and I would not recommend listening to it at night.
  • Knight’s Errant (webcomic)
    • Wilfred is on a quest. However, being imprisoned in a city under siege puts a halt on their quest. Fortunately, they have a prison guard on their side. This one is different from the others since the main character so far isn’t in a relationship of any sorts (and doesn’t show to be in one anytime soon). There is a side relationship that will make your heart melt and Wilfrid is just a really likable character (they also don’t have a confirmed gender yet. It’s pretty likely they’re non-binary though). Also despite being set in a medieval European town it does feature some pocs which is nice.
  • Requiem of the Rose King  (manga)
    • The previous ones have featured very healthy and loving relationships but this one is a bit different. It focuses on Richard the third of York who is intersex in this case. This causes some really messed up and really confusing love triangles. There is some incest (not very large at least for now) in it and large age differences so if that bothers you then I would advise against this. Despite all this Richard is in a pretty cute relationship but it’s pretty tragic at the same time. If you want happy gays stay away from this. Also features gore and violence.
  • 19 Days (manga)
    • The adventures of Jian Yi and his best friend Zhan Xixi. This one is another cute one. Their relationship goes at a believable pace (but sometimes it feels like it’s taking forever) and there is a pair of very lovable side characters to go with it. Some sadness but nothing life ruining at this point.
Gay and Lesbian Only Ask Meme
  • 1. When did you realize you were gay/lesbian?
  • 2. When did you first come out?
  • 3. Who was the first person you came out to?
  • 4. When do you first remember learning what gay and lesbian meant?
  • 5. Who was the first gay person you met?
  • 6. How old were you when you had your first gf/bf?
  • 7. How old were you when you had your first kiss?
  • 8. What are your favorite G words?
  • 9. What are your favourite L words?
  • 10. What’s your favorite color?
  • 11. Gay guys- what do you like about guys? Lesbians- what do you like about girls?
  • 12. What is your favorite gay or lesbian tv/movie character?
  • 13. What is your favorite gay book/book character?
  • 14. Who was your first celebrity crush?
  • 15. Who is your favorite gay or lesbian actor?
  • 16. Who/what is your favorite gay or lesbian singer/song?
  • 17. Who is your favorite gay or lesbian politician?
  • 18. Describe your ideal gf/bf
  • 19. Describe your dream date
  • 20. Describe a dream domestic situation with your dream gay significant other
  • 21. Describe your current or last bf/husband/gf/wife
  • 22. How many objects do you own with the pride flag on them? Describe them each
  • 23. How many gay friends do you have? Describe them!
  • 24. Have you ever had the opportunity to talk with a gay elder?
  • 25. If you could talk to any gay person through history who would you talk to and what would you say/ask?
  • 26. Have you ever had the chance to be in a gays only space, if so how did you feel? (gay club, library, youth center, etc.)
  • 27. Have you ever been involved in any gay groups? (GSA, youth group, activist group, etc.)
  • 28. What gay or lesbian stereotype(s) do you fit?
  • 29. Are you femme/fem, butch/masc, or something else?
  • 30. How many years have you attended pride? In which cities? With whom? How was it?