Happy birthday to our Captain America, our hometown hero, our anchor, and 99.9% of the reason I fell in love with hockey. We are so lucky to have you. Happy birthday you precious freaking goon! We love you!
This weekend, I was a guest at Bent-con. I had a wonderful time and got to meet the cast of Husbands as well as the creators! Make sure to pick up the comics from Dark Horse. The trade is available now on Amazon. It’s a perfect stocking stuffer!
Now, I can post the finished fan art pieces I did.
Brr. It's cold here. Join Team Husbands and me in supporting homeless youth in Utah
In 2012, Husbands The Series–Brad Bell, Jane Espenson, and Sean Hemeon–came to Salt Lake City to support the Homeless Youth Resource Center and raise awareness about the challenges facing queer youth in Utah. (Homeless youth are disproportionately LGBTQ everywhere, but it’s worse here. Here’s a link to help).
We never got to see Brady and Cheeks’ honeymoon, so they’re head to Salt Lake City for a good cause (Backlot)
Team Husbands at the Homeless Youth Resource Center, Salt Lake City
It was a great event. We screened the show and hosted an open discussion with representatives from local community and nationwide support organizations. We heard about a failed attempt to exorcize Brad’s gay demons. I heard from many young people that Husbands was the first time they’d ever seen a positive image of a gay couple. Yes, representation matters.
Representation isn’t the only thing that matters, though. Right now, it’s COLD here in the Mountain West. Right now, as “the greatest snow on earth” is piling up around us, Park City is gearing up for Sundance, and the holidays are coming on, the Homeless Youth Resource Center is looking for help filling holiday backpacks and handing out sleeping bags and tents. The center isn’t a shelter. It’s just a storefront. These kids sleep outside. Some live under bridges. Some live in camps in the hills. Sometimes the kids donate their own money to get motel rooms for the homeless kids who have kids of their own. Here’s how to help them.
They look so cold and it was only November. Help us help kids keep warm!
A lot has happened since then. Brad, Jane and I went to Albuquerque for the SWTXPCA to talk about Husbands in the classroom. Their show got picked up by CWseed (watch Husbands on CWseed) and we got more episodes. Brad wrote an essay called #BradamForever for my book, Fic. Brad and Jane just got nominated for 2 Writers Guild of America awards. It’s been awesome. But we haven’t forgotten that it’s still cold here in Utah.