tales of the gay

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Magilou’s prolly the sorta gal who likes grabbing Velvet by the bootycheeks to pull her in for a hug. She likes koala huggin’ but hasn’t gotten over the fact Velvet can cradle her scrawny butt in the palms of her hands with ease.

Also lemme pretend Velvet would like tugging on Magilou’s ears whenever she’s being a little shit okay bye these two took over my life and ruined it

tiny brain: fairy tales i.e. beauty and the beast, snow white, and cinderella are romantic

slightly bigger brain: fairy tales are sexist as fuck #WhatPrincessesTaughtMe

slightly slightly bigger brain: actually fairy tales are empowering for example cinderella is about a woman escaping her abusive home situation and beauty and the beast is about love between social outcasts

large brain: most of these stories are old as shit and reflect the gender roles of the time of their conception but whether or not they are intolerably sexist depends very much on the execution and interpretation of the critical plot points by the adaptation and you can’t paint every adaptation with the same brush

astral brain: fairy tales… but gay

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I love that everyone in Elysia is pretty much a big supportive family that knew that one day Mikleo and Sorey would decide to go on an adventure together and everything was just so natural that they didn’t even care, like:

Yeah, we all knew the two lovebirds would decide to just run away together into the sunset one day, you big nerds. Try not to get too distracted making out in the ruins.” 

The Shadowhunter Chronicles rated by Queerness
  • City of Bones: It is noticed that Alec is gay for Jace several times. Also, Magnus flirts with Alec. 6/10
  • City of Ashes: Alec starts to secretly date Magnus, but we don't see a lot of it. Also he's still kind of gay for Jace 6/10
  • City of Glass: Alec wants Magnus to call him. Magnus tells Alec he loves him. Alec realises he loves Magnus. ALEC KISSES HIM IN FRONT OF THE ENTIRE CLAVE. But still not a lot is seen of them. Aline Penhallow realised that she's a lesbian. 7/10
  • Clockwork Angel: Magnus calls Will handsome. No other gay. Very disappointing. 2/10
  • City of Fallen Angels: Magnus and Alec are on a 'romantic vacation', But they do not come back until the end, and fight. Magnus makes it clear that he is bi. They make up and make out. 7/10
  • Clockwork Prince: Magnus kisses Will, but as a ploy to get away from Camille. He notices how handsome he is again. Disappointing, but better than CA. 4/10
  • City of Lost Souls: THERE ARE LESBIANS. THERE IS A LESBIAN COUPLE THAT EXCHANGE RINGS. ALINE THANKS ALEC FOR COMING OUT SO SPECTACULARLY. Magnus and Alec are featured once again, but fight a lot. Magnus refers to himself as a 'freewheeling bisexual'. Alec tells everyone what homophobia is like. Theybreakupintheendanditspainful. 7/10 (becauseofthebreakup.)
  • Clockwork Princess: Magnus makes it clear that Will is handsome. He seems be in a 'physical relationship' with Woolsey. That means he hooks up with Woolsey. 5/10
  • City of Heavenly Fire: THE QUEER IS STRONG IN THIS ONE. Alec and Magnus are broken up but are still in love. Magnus gets taken to hell dimension and Alec stops at nothing to get him back. A lot of kisses. Emotional scene with them and Magnuses dad. 'I don't want the world, I want you'. THE LESBIANS ARE BACK. BUT THEY GET EXILED. A FEW SCENES WITH ALINE AND HELEN. ALEC BRINGS OUT THE SASS AND COMPLAINS ABOUT STRAIGHT PEOPLE. HE WANTS A HOT SILENT BROTHERS CALENDAR AT THE END. IT IS REVEALED THAT MICHAEL WAYLAND WAS GAY AF. A LOT OF GAY SCENES 9/10
  • Lady Midnight: A LOT OF GOOD QUEER. KIT THINKS TY IS HOT. KIERAN AND MARK MAKE OUT AGGRESSIVELY TWO-THREE TIMES. Magnus is featured and talks about Alec and his baby. Mark and Kieran part at the end but Kit comes to live with Ty at the end. Kieran says he loves Mark. Mark loves Kieran. 8 and a half/10
  • Lord of Shadows: THE LESBIANS COME BACK. I REPEAT. HELEN AND ALINE COME BACK. MAGNUS AND ALEC ARE FEATURED PROMINENTLY, AND ARE AMAZING AND CUTE AND DOMESTIC. SO ARE THEIR KIDS. DIANA IS TRANS AND WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SCENE WHERE SHE TELLS GWYN THAT SHE'S TRANS. KIERAN AND MARK MAKE OUT MORE. MARK, KIERAN AND CRISTINA ARE HEADED TOWARD A 'HOT FAERIE THREESOME'. KIT AND TY SEEM TO BE GETTING ON VERY WELL ;))) THERE IS A LOT OF QUEER IN THIS BOOK 12/10!!
  • Companion books:
  • Tales from the Shadowhunters Academy: a lot of gay. Magnus and Alec are featured in most stories. They ADOPT A KID AND KISS IN BtEN. Matthew and James seem pretty gay tbh. There is an entire chapter about Michael Wayland and his feelings for Robert. There is ENTIRE CHAPTER ABOUT HELEN AND SHE SAYS SHE LOVES ALINE A LOT OF TIMES. THEY GET MARRIED. 9/10
  • The Bane Chronicles: THERE ARE A LOT OF GAY/BI CHARACTERS. IMASU MORALES. MAGNUS CONSTANTLY SAYS HOW HES ATTRACTED TO BOTH GENDERS. MAGNUS AND ALEC HAVE A FIRST DATE AND AGGRESSIVELY MAKE OUT AND ALMOST BANG. MAGNUS SPENDS AN ENTIRE CHAPTER PINING FOR ALEC AND REALISING HES IN LOVE. We don't talk about The Voicemail of Magnus Bane but there's some I love you's in there. (Also 'you broke my brothers heart and I'm not going to stand for it') 9/10

Debuting at TCAF 2017 - My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 by Gengoroh Tagame

Translated by Anne Ishii
Published by Pantheon Books

From one of Japan’s most notable manga artists: a heartbreaking and redemptive tale of mourning and acceptance that compares and contrasts the contemporary nature of gay tolerance in the East and the West

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo, married to wife Natsuki, father to young daughter Kana. Their lives are suddenly upended with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji’s past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in. What follows is an unprecedented, revelatory look at and journey into the largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it’s been affected by the West, and how the next generation has the chance to change the preconceptions of and prejudices against it.

“When a cuddly Canadian comes to call, Yaichi—a single Japanese dad—is forced to confront his painful past. With his young daughter Kana leading the way, he gradually rethinks his assumptions about what makes a family. Renowned manga artist Gengoroh Tagame turns his stunning draftsmanship to a story very different from his customary fare, to delightful and heartwarming effect.”
—Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home