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LGBT+ MASTERLIST PROJECT BY ROCIO @nuevayor​

Week One: TELEVISION
Week Two: MOVIES
Week Three: BOOKS
Week Four: POETRY
Week Five: MUSIC
Week Six: COMICS
Week Seven: DOCUMENTARIES
Week Eight: PODCASTS
Week Ten: HISTORY
Week Eleven: RESOURCES
Week Twelve: THANK YOU + GOODBI

Week Nine: Hello again and welcome back to the LGBT+ Masterlist Project!

I had originally named this post ‘BLOGS + VLOGS’ but after the overwhelming amount of suggestions specific to YouTube channels, I figured to dedicate this week’s post entirely to YouTubers. Voilà, here we are!

The genres vary this week, as always. We’ve got beauty vlogs, lifestyle vlogs, cooking vlogs, music vlogs, talk show set ups, and a bunch of other types of content! One thing is for sure, and the whole point of this entire project: these are all LGBT+ YouTubers. A lot of them are here on Tumblr too! So I added their @’s for you as well. 

If you think I’ve mislabeled someone (as in, if I have put them in this list or in the gifs above when they aren’t LGBT+), please tell me immediately as there’s nothing I value more than accuracy - I will be sure to follow up. In addition! If you’ve got recs, don’t hesitate to send them my way (particularly LGBT+ YouTubers who are people of color - I was underwhelmed to see the vast yet not so diverse YouTube vlogging landscape when it came to popularity.)

Next week: LGBT+ HISTORY - a compilation of academic journals, articles, autobiographies, YouTube videos, and other types of media that cover the long and too often glossed over history of the vast and diverse LGBT+ community. If you have any recommendations, send them my way!

Enjoy: LGBT+ YOUTUBERS

  • Pero Like - “Pero, like… You know what we mean. Weekly videos of tu vida.” A Latinx-oriented vlog in which one of the YouTubers is Salvadoran and gay, but LGBT topics are not the main thing they vlog about
  • Shannon @now-this-is-living​ & Cammie @the-2nd-star-to-the-right on their channel nowthisisliving - A lesbian couple who are “just sharing [their] story/love/life with anyone who wants to listen”
  • Claudia Boleyn - A bisexual YouTuber who makes videos about mental health and social justice issues
  • Miles Jai  (giffed above) - Posts improv sketches, parodies, “beauty tutorials”, as well as vlogs
  • Kat Blaque @katblaque (giffed above) - “Opinion Vlogger, Children’s Illustrator and Thrift Store Addict”
  • Sara @rnashallah(giffed above) - Totally not putting her up here because we’ve been mutuals on Tumblr for like mad long and I’m just very fond of Sara as a person. She vlogs about her life and tbh that alone is worth a sub in my book!
  • Eileen W. @peeves(giffed above) - Another good friend of mine (let me live). HILARIOUS, sarcastic, honest, and is pretty much always there to Validate You, so support her and subscribe!
  • Marina Watanabe @marinashutup​ (giffed above) - “Part time feminist vlogger, full time sass machine. Biracial, bisexual, bipedal.”
  • Kid Fury @signedfury - “Born in Miami and raising hell in New York City, Kid Fury is a media mouthpiece with a whole lot of nerve. This channel is one of many avenues Fury uses to cover life, pop culture and more with a unique and sharp flare of truth, shade, and fuckery.”
  • AriFitz @itsarifitz - Lifestyle + style vlog

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MAYEM: The Crossing Pt. 13

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The machine jumped and landed with a very calm thud. The sound of landing on tile. Just like before Goop looked at Kid before reaching for the door and opening it up.

They were in a white lab room, a number of eyes staring at them mere feet away.

A Gaster stood among a number of other monsters, their black robe more like a dress and flaring at the sleeves and bottom. They weren’t a skeleton, but a bipedal white monster of some kind. Not really a slime either by the looks of things, their face free of scars even if their hands had jagged scars in the center of the palms.

Kid stood on his toes to fucking see over top of Goop for once.

He quickly shrunk back down.

“…you know. For all the times we’ve bothered people, I’m almost surprised this hasn’t happened more often.”

He’d be okay turning right around and trying again, haha. How had Goop ever talked to him when they first met?

“Uh.” Goop mumbled, glancing back at Kid.

“Well this is interesting.” The Gaster of this world said, their voice distinctly feminine. She straightened up a little, roughly as tall as Goop, and started to walk over to them, her figure almost able to pass for female as well for a bipedal, humanoid monster.

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You Did Great

Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, ER crossover!

Here is the plot: Riley and her class are on a trip when she gets hurt and they take her to the ER where Cory has a brief encounter with Lauren who has changed her name and now a nurse.

Stay tuned for the story!

(The ER was in full motion, people waiting in the sick bay, machines beeping, and kids screaming. A typical day. Nurse Sam Taggart, dressed in her usual blue scrubs and her blonde curly hair pulled back into a ponytail was standing beside the admit desk when the buzzer for the ambulance triage signaled.)

Sam:What have we got? (Sam rushed over and took hold of the gurney)

Ambulance driver: Fifteen year old Riley Matthews twisted her ankle at the ice skating rink. (He followed as Sam pointed to an open exam room)

Riley: I’m fine really. Owww… (Riley touched her ankle)

Sam: No, just sit back sweetie. It doesn’t appear to be broken but we should still run x-rays. How’s the pain from one to ten, ten being the worse?

Riley: Six-seven… (Riley winced)

Nurse Chuny: Sam you got this one? (Chuny asked as she peered in through the curtain)

Sam: Yeah. Okay, I’m going to start you on an IV. It is standard, but I am going to give you something for the pain. Are you allergic to anything?

Riley: Only Kiwi.

Sam: No kiwi pain reliever. (Sam laughed) Be right back. (Sam gave a small smile to Riley before turning and exiting the room)

Cory: Riley? Riley? (A disheveled man was calling out when he collided with someone.)

Sam: Woah…Sorry about th-

Cory: Sorry Miss-Lauren? (Cory’s face went white)

Sam: I’m sorry, you have me confused. I’m Sam. Sam Taggart, ER Nurse.

Cory: Yeah…yeah sorry. It’s just you look and sound- I mean your hairs blonder and your clothes are–but but you—

Sam: I think your just under a lot of stress…Excuse me…

(Maya, Riley’s friend who had arrived with Cory moved into the room to stand beside Riley.)

Riley: Dad? (Riley called out, confused)

Sam: I think your daughter… (Sam motioned to the room)

Cory: Right…

(Sam quickly walked away, breathing a sigh of relief)

(While Riley’s dad was at the admit desk filling out papers and calling her mom Riley sat pondering the strange event from earlier.)

Riley: Did you see the way my dad reacted when he saw that nurse?

Maya: It was a mistake Riles, she wasn’t who he thought she was.

(Maya removed her sketch pad from her purse and opened it to a fresh page)

Riley: There has to be a story there…

Maya: Not everything has to have a story behind it.

Riley: His face went white like he saw a ghost and he did that stuttering thing he only does when he’s nervous.

Maya: I think those pain mess have gotten to your head. (Maya stood and set her sketch pad on the seat) I’m going to find the bathroom, get some rest. Here, turn on the TV. (Maya tapped Riley on the forehead and reached for the remote)

(A boy with blond hair wearing a blue vest and a backpack peaked into the room)

Alex: So what are you in for?

Riley: I hurt my foot at the ice skating rink.

Alex: Ouch! Yeah falling on the ice can really hurt, I broke my arm once.

Riley: I wasn’t actually on the ice, I tripped over a bush when I was walking to the rink.

Alex: Oh…well at least it you didn’t land on the ice and get your clothes wet.

Riley: True. (Riley laughed)

Alex: I’m Alex. (He held out his hand)

Riley: Riley, nice to meet you. (Riley returned the gesture)

Alex: So uh…my mom’s a nurse and I’ve basically spent my whole childhood in here. I know the best vending machines, can I get you something?

Riley: I’m fine, but thanks.

Alex: You sure? The Snickers are my favorite…

Riley: Well…if your going to get yourself one.

Alex: Be right back.

(Stepping back into the room Cory was abbot more relaxed than he had been earlier. Riley turned towards her dad as he took the seat where Maya had been siting)

Cory: How you feeling honey?

Riley: It doesn’t hurt as bad.

Cory: Good. Of course your mom wanted to come straight here, but I convinced her it wasn’t anything too serious and to just stay home with Auggie. (Alex burst into the room)

Alex: I brought you plain and then they had this new peanut- Oh, hi. (Alex stopped and paused when he saw Cory)

Cory: Hi. Who are you? (Cory furrowed his eyebrows)

Riley: Dad, this is Alex, his moms a nurse.

Cory: Hmm…

Alex: I was just bringing Riley here a candy bar from the vending machine, it can get pretty- (Hearing her son’s voice, Sam rolled her eyes before yanking back the curtain starling her son)

Sam: Alex, how many times do I have to tell you to stop disturbing the patients. Go work on your homework.

Alex: But mom-

Sam: Alex…

Alex: Fine. (He sighed) Maybe I can come back after my homework and we can play a card game or something. (Remembering the candy bars he handed one to Riley before walking away)

Riley: Cool.

(True to his words Riley, Alex, and Maya played card games well into the night. It was close to midnight when Sam stepped into the room)

Alex: She fell asleep just a few minutes ago. (He whispered)

Sam: Good. Do you mind staying at Tony’s for the night?

Alex: No, it’s fine. (He gathered up his playing cards and placed them in his backpack)

Sam: I’ll see you in the morning before school.

Alex: Okay.

Sam: Tell Sarah I said Hi.

Alex: I will.

Sam: Oh, and make sure you check your blood sugar before bed.

Alex: I know and I will make sure I have a snack if I need it. (He whined, it was the same conversation every night) Good night, love you.

Sam: Love you too. (Sam gave him a hug and ruffed his hair before)

(After making her usual rounds Sam noticed the dark figure of a man standing in the lounge against the window. With two cups of coffee in her hands she approached him, a flood of memories returning from her youth)

Sam: Here…bought you a coffee from the Jumbo Mart. For a dollar more they make a fresh pot every two hours, beats the crap you get here.

Cory: Thanks. Have you checked on Riley?(Cory took the outstretched cup and noticed it was the nurse from earlier)

Sam: She’s sleeping. What are you doing in here? (Sam leaned against the window frame)

Cory: Looking over the city. Can’t really see the stars though…

Sam: Too much ambient light. (Sam took a sip of her coffee.)

Cory: You are Lauren. (Cory looked straight into Sam’s eyes. The look on her face told him he was right)

Sam: I haven’t heard that name in years…. (Sam gave a small laugh)

Cory: What happened? (Cory moved to the couch along the back wall and Sam too took a seat)

Sam: It’s a long story…

Cory: Wouldn’t be the first time we stayed up all night talking.

Sam: True.

Cory: So…what happened to wanting a simple life of a cabin in the mountains with a bunch of kids?

Sam: Life is not simple… I have a lot more baggage now, Cory. The winter after I visited you in Philly was when it all started. I met this guy, Steve and he was a real charmer. Knew exactly what to say and I just wanted to hear it all after what happened between us.

Cory: So this Steve guy, he’s Alex’s father?

Sam: Yeah. I found out I was pregnant a month later, my parents kicked me out and I followed Steve to the city.

Cory: Wow and you said you could never come back to the city…

Sam: I was young…stupid…I thought he loved me. Oh, he stayed up until Alex was a year old, then he would leave for a month and show up on random weekends claiming he changed.

Cory: Did he change?

Sam: No… He was in and out of jail and then a few months ago we had a shooting here at the hospital and he took me as a hostage. I found Alex tied up in the back of his van and- (Cory’s eyes were wide, he never thought he would be hearing a story like this.)

Cory: Oh my- are you okay?

Sam: Yeah. (Sam nodded) Yeah we’re a lot better now.

Cory: How did you get away? (Her head was spinning with the memories and she really didn’t know why she was telling him all of this, but it was Cory. He always seemed to understand.)

Sam: We drove around for hours. Steve thought he had a plan, but I could tell he was winging every minute of it. So that night Alex slept in the van and I managed to convince Steve to sleep outside with me. After he fell asleep…I- I took his gun and I killed him. (Sam bit her tongue and looked up into Cory’s eyes, waiting for the fear, shock, disappointment to appear on his face but it was only concern)

Cory: You-you killed him?

Sam: I don’t even know why I’m telling you all of this…but yeah. (Sam bowed her head, on the verge of tears but she managed to hold it together.) Yeah…I wasn’t going to let him ruin Alex’s life anymore. I was tired of running from him and changing my name.

Cory: So that’s why you changed your name to Sam.

Sam: Exactly. Now I don’t see any reason to change it back. To me Lauren is dead. (Sam took another sip of her coffee while they let the silence fill the room. After a minute or two Cory shook his head and sighed.)

Cory: Sitting in the cabin with you seventeen years ago…I never would have imagined that’s how your life would have turned out. (Wanting to change the subject, Sam nudged Cory lightly with a smile)

Sam: So what about you Cory, you still together with Topanga? (Cory’s stomach fluttered at hearing Topanga’s name and he smiled.)

Cory: Been married for fifteen years. Topanga got a job offer in New York at a law firm so we moved to the city. I got a teaching degree and we have two kids Riley and Auggie.

Sam: Sounds perfect.

Cory: Yeah, it really is. (The door the lounge opened and the two looked up)

Nurse Chuny: Sam, we need you in Exam Room 3, one of our frequent fliers has arrived.

Sam: Be right there Chuny. (Sam acknowledged before Chuny shut the door) My work here never ends… (Sam downed the rest of her coffee and stood up) Well it was great catching up, Cory.

Cory: You too. Thanks for the coffee. (Cory gestured with his cup)

Sam: Anytime. (She squeezed his shoulder lightly before walking away. With her hand on the door Sam turned back and called out) Hey Cory…

Cory: Yeah?

Sam: You did great. (Sam smiled)

Cory: You too.

(The ER was in full motion, people waiting in the sick bay, machines beeping, and kids screaming. A typical night. Nurse Sam Taggart, dressed in her usual blue scrubs and her blonde curly hair pulled back into a ponytail walked into Exam Room 3 while Cory finished his coffee and then walked back to his daughter’s room to sleep on the chair beside her hospital bed.)