Monthly Archives: June 2016

Why passive acceptance is part of the problem (and also #FuckYourPrayers)

A post from a good friend who puts to words something I feel very deeply. I highly recommend reading.

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Personal Statement on the Shooting at Pulse

Today, 50 of our LGBT+ family were shot dead in a place that was supposed to be a shelter, a safe space, where they could be free to be and express who they are. Tomorrow, I go to orientation for … Continue reading

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A short post on the Orlando Shooting (More to Come)

The shooting today. I’ll talk about it because I need to talk about it, but I need to get my thoughts in order first, and get my rage in check. I just had to say something here as well as … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – Deadline Extended

Originally posted on Feasting on Hannibal: An Interdisciplinary Conference:
Feasting on Hannibal: An Interdisciplinary Conference Screen Studies and the School of Culture and Communication The Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne November 29-30, 2016 Arts West, The University of…

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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

LGBT (f/f) book recommendation from someone whose taste I’ve trusted for many years…

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Sexualized Saturdays: The Dead Lesbian Trope Needs To Die

Originally posted on Lady Geek Girl and Friends:
Here is a picture of a couple who lived happily ever after in canon to raise our spirits before delving into the depressing fates of many other queer female characters. (art by…

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I Can’t Remember When I’ve Been So Happy

Guys, So sorry it’s taken me a while to update anything here. I just turned in my final project for Queer Studies, and it’s been an amazing 10 weeks for me in this recent quarter. I’ve two weeks between quarters, … Continue reading

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‘A’ does not stand for ‘Ally’

Originally posted on jessiesquared:
We all know the initialism: the alphabet soup. First it was LGB, then it was LGBT, then it was LGBTQ, and now it’s LGBTQQIAAP. Most people shorten it – because holy crap, that’s ten letters – and…

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Proud City is now open

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Originally posted on Edinburgh Museums & Galleries Outreach:
I haven’t posted in a while as I have been busy working on a new exhibition. Proud City: LGBTQIA+ Edinburgh opened on Saturday at the People’s Story Museum following a great launch…

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Marvel, Queerbaiting and Fanfiction as “Subversive” Writing

Originally posted on mind the ga(s)p:
This post is made of bits and pieces from my dissertation. It’s taken from Fanfiction as a “Subversive Form of Appropriation”, Captain America, Sherlock, Serial Queerbaiting and the Fault in the Publishing Industry and Fanfiction as…

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