It’s the holiday season and yours truly is showing the Scrooge gents (Ebenezer and Mr. McDuck) how to put in that work.
Making my debut over on Yopp, I discuss the white privilege of social activism. I also point out the glaring double standards that Blacks and other PoCs endure when we speak out against injustice or oppression.
A very special thanks to the very wonderful and lovely creator of Yopp, Kella Hanna-Wayne. She is an absolute delight to collaborate with. I’m immensely humbled and honored for the opportunity to share a piece on her platform.
And now for our feature presentation.
Over on Black Girl Nerds I explain why the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t deserve praise for diversity. At least not yet anyway.
And now, our feature presentation.
Making my return to 30UP, I list seven exemplary and underrated LGBTQ films that everyone needs to watch.
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June may be coming to a close but the celebration of all things #LGBTQExcellence continues 24/7, 365.
Today on Black Girl Nerds I discuss why the media is often the only lifeline for many LGBTQs; how stories can impact lives; and how an unlikely television series known as Queer As Folk transformed mine.
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June is #LGBTQPrideMonth. Over on Mental Health Matters, I share my experiences and explicate why for many LGBTQs, it doesn’t get better, it simply gets real.
If you or someone you know is struggling with coming out or navigating their orientation/identity, perhaps this piece can serve as a resource.
Let’s get into some things.
Over on Black Girl Nerds, I pay tribute to a pioneer, a visionary, and a superhero in the truest sense of the word. My good friend and Patronus, the late Perry Moore.
As many of you know, June is the month of LGBTQ Pride and I couldn’t think of a better time to call out a few tropes that inundate comics and media when it comes LGBTQ characters/themes.
Tropes that if I never see again for the rest of my existence, I’d be eternally grateful. While this by no means covers every trope/issue/fail, it definitely hits the major ones.
Take thorough notes, I’m gonna move fast, and this will not be pretty. Class in session and you’re about to get schooled by Prof. Upkins himself!!!
Continue reading “Queer Tropes Redux”
If you’ve read this excellent site, follow me on social media, or have known me for five minutes, then you probably know that not only am I hopeless comic book geek and Midnighter is my patronus through and through.
Continue reading “Enter The Midnighter”
Today is National Coming Out Day. This year I’ve been reflecting on the trending hashtag #QueerSelfLove which emerged in response to the Orlando and LA Pride (attempted) attacks this past summer. It’s an initiative for LGBTQs to reclaim their power and celebrate who they are. It’s a great idea and I’m happy to see so many people have taken to it.
Truth be told, me loving myself has never been the issue when it comes to the systemic oppression I face in my day to day. It also goes without saying that one of the main battlefronts for said oppression is fandom.
For me to survive much less thrive, I find myself constantly channeling my patronus. In short, when they come for this Clark Kent, they in turn meet Lucas Trent.
Midnighter Mode in 3…..2……1……..
Continue reading “National Coming Out Day, Queer Self Love and Becoming Midnighter”