So, here’s how the sequence actually goes: Trini and the other Rangers are sharing personal stories around a fire, and Trini explains how she’s preferred to keep her family out of her day-to-day life and her relationships. “Boyfriend trouble?” Black Ranger Zack (Ludi Lin) asks. “Yeah, boyfriend trouble,” Trini says — maybe sarcastically? It’s hard to tell, as Becky G delivers 99% of her lines with a sardonic lilt. Zack squints, then asks, “Girlfriend trouble?” Trini doesn’t respond.
Beauty and the Beast:
The Gaston-adoring sidekick LeFou (Josh Gad) shares a two-second dance with another man in the movie’s finale. It’s a scene, as Pop Culture Happy Hour panelist Glen Weldon put it when he tweeted, that’s “exactly the kind of throwaway gay joke Hollywood’s always churned out.” It wasn’t the only one either — LeFou’s dance partner is a character who, in an earlier scene, is shown being unexpectedly pleased with the women’s clothing he’d been forcefully clad in by a combative Madame Garderobe.
And Star Trek Beyond:
Then there was last year’s Star Trek Beyond, which, also before its release, made the reveal — one treated as a bigger deal in interviews than it ended up being onscreen — that its incarnation of Lt. Hikaru Sulu (John Cho) was gay. It did this by introducing a never-named-on-screen husband, played by screenwriter Doug Jung, who Sulu was shown pulling into an affectionate but not especially nonplatonic embrace during a visit as they strolled away with their daughter. “If you blinked, you missed it,” said George Takei, who played Sulu on the original Star Trek television show. “There are others who are dealing with LGBT issues much more profoundly.”
All three studios made a big deal out of making LGBT characters textual, but they still assume their audiences are just as narrow-minded as they are.
In a world in which How to Get Away With Murder plunked a scene of implied rimming between Jack Falahee and Conrad Ricamora onto primetime network TV two years ago, it seems particularly eyerolly to give a studio movie a pat on the back for including a shot of two men with their arms around each other, in a totally gay way, they swear.
anyway i wish lesbians and bi women could just get along lol i wish we could recognize that we have some struggles in common and other struggles unique to our orientations and that we’re all oppressed by misogyny and homophobia
i wish lesbians would stop dismissing bi women and determining our access to the lgbt community based on our current partners, and i wish bi women would stop pretending that lesbians are all mean and nasty and that they oppress us in any way for our sexuality when that is literally impossible
i wish we could all just bond over how girls are amazing and we could support each other like it’s just so stressful to constantly see all this homophobic and lesbophobic and biphobic discourse and it’s especially disappointing for me as a bi woman to see other bi women being lesbophobic and generally homophobic
lesbians, stop being biphobic. bi girls, stop being lesbophobic and homophobic. “monosexual privilege” doesn’t exist, we’re all oppressed by homophobia, let’s support each other please i am tired
#17 Reblogs & follows are super appreciated, but please don’t repost! This was inspired by a text post I saw a while back but I can’t find it anywhere to give credit, if anyone knows please let me know & I’ll add it!
Honestly, as a bisexual trans person, I was accepted by the bi community long before the “transgender tipping point”. The bi community has accepted and celebrated transness for decades, while it’s only in the last few years most of society began to even consider so much as grudgingly tolerating us.
So if you want to use my existence as a trans person to claim bisexuality is “transphobic” and “should be eliminated” you can fuck right off. :)
WIFEY FOR LIFEY, insta-captioned Lauren Morelli, one of Orange Is the New Black’s writers who just married Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey Washington on the show.
It was while writing for OITNB (which prominently features lesbian/bisexual characters and relationships) that Morelli realized she was gay, she told Mic in 2014. Essentially, she says, her life began to unfold in parallel to the show’s main character Piper, whose sexuality on the show is undefined but fluid.
“Now, when I am in the writers’ room or on set,” she said, “I no longer feel like I am stuck in the middle of two truths. I belong because my own narrative fits in alongside the fictional stories that we are telling on the show: stories of people finding themselves, of difficult paths and of redemption.”
The wedding was officiated by Samira WIley’s parents, who are co-pastors of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington D.C.
Just a reminder that not all homophobia is blatant, not all homophobia is extreme, not all homophobia is obvious.
Homophobia is not exclusive to religious groups angrily marching down streets with signs screaming “H*MOS GO TO HELL!” or the murder of LGBT+ people.
Homophobia can be subtle, and it can be just as harmful, if not worse.
Homophobia can be a “supportive” family member or friend being aggressively insistent that you must approach any girl/guy/etc. that you say is cute, even complete strangers, or they will for you.
Homophobia can be a “supportive” family member or friend telling you their listening when you’re talking about your struggles, or educating them, and acting as if they are when they aren’t.
Homophobia can be a “supportive” family member or friend challenging you to “Prove it!” though never out loud.
Homophobia can be a “supportive” family member or friend.
And just because they “love you,” and “support you outwardly,” just because they aren’t marching down the street protesting your existence, doesn’t mean they can’t hurt you.
A family member or friend, who is truly supportive will not only love and support you unconditionally, they will consciously work to broaden their understanding of your experiences. They will make an effort to listen when you speak, without ego, without judgment. They will apologize when necessary. They will mess up, but they will learn.
They will be willing to struggle with the homophobia our society has internalized into them — not for themselves, but for you.
Thisis what it means to be truly supportive. This is what you deserve.
Some random LGBT+ related pixel speech bubbles (feel free to use)
[ “Everyone is valid”; “I’m not straight”; “Not confused”; “Not too young”; “LGBT+ rights are human rights”; “There are more than two genders”; “Not a boy”; “Not a girl”; “I’d rather be eating cake”; “I am valid” ]