Queer representation in video games. Read on for an interview with the game creators and a video of the key scenes.
There are topics that mainstream video games rarely tackle, but lately, the list is getting shorter. It got shorter yet again last week. It happened in a PS3 game, or rather, in an expansion to a PS3 game from last year. It’s something I can’t not talk about. Spoilers for The Last of Us: Left Behind follow.
The defining moment of The Last of Us: Left Behind (which I really liked) wasn’t a death or a sacrifice, at least not for me—it was a kiss. Just a kiss, between two teenagers who happen to be surviving in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and who also happen to be young women.
Bisexual? Live in NYC? Here Media is looking for opinionated people to participate in a focus group of LGBT Millennials. So let's make sure the B in LGBT gets heard too!
Here Media the parent corporation of The Advocate Magazine and other excellent Queer Media wants to talk to LGBT Millennials, and it would be more than excellent if they actually included Bisexual People
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These nine companies launched and operated by LGBTI individuals are brands we think should be on your radar if they aren’t already…
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been presented with the argument that fighting assimilation takes attention away from the ‘real’ battle, which is fighting anti-gay violence. This false dichotomy hides the fact that assimilation is violence, not just the violence of cultural erasure, but the violence of stepping on anyone more vulnerable than you in order to get ahead. Gay landlords evict people with AIDS to increase property values; gay bar owners arrest homeless queers so they don’t get in the way of business; and gay political consultants ensure the election of pro-development, anti-poor candidates who ensure that the ruling class not only remains in power but systematically sucks the poor dry.
Kissing Covens is a zine distro based in Oakland, formed by Anna Anthropy and Jetta Rae AKA DoubleCakes.
The Distro is focused on creating, curating. and distributing work of a radical, anti-oppression bent from queer and trans creators.
Djuan Trent, a former Miss Kentucky, came out as queer in response to a recent federal court ruling that marriage discrimination violates the U.S. Constitution.
We have a lot of resources here at GenderQueerd (many of which we are currently updating). Here is a look at all of our pages and what they hold. Please feel free to check them out, spread the word, and leave us some feedback.
- ABOUT GQ: includes a description of our blog, why it was started, as well as a mission statement
- ABOUT MODS: tells a little bit about us, the moderators
- FAQS: allows you to view frequently asked questions
- TERMS: is a page that alphabetically lists commonly used terms in the queer, trans, and gender non-conforming communities
- PRONOUNS: has multiple resources on pronouns and their use
- RESOURCES: is a compilation of every post we make or reblog tagged as ‘resources’ all in one easy, accessible spot
- LINKS: is another resource page (listed by topic and alphabetised for easy accessibility)
- TRIGGER WARNINGS: describes what trigger warnings are, why we use them, and trigger warnings we commonly use here
- SUBMISSIONS: every single submission we receive is tagged and placed on this page for easy reference
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- BLOG INDEX: provides a list of common tags we use that you may click and see ONLY posts on certain topics so you do not have to search through page after page in our blog looking for something specific
- DISCLAIMERS: we address all concerns with what/how we post things here
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Self-proclaimed “allies” terrify me. If a part of your claimed identity relies on a struggle you have no or little access to — I am given pause. It is easy to speak positively about marginalized groups, but as soon as you take credit or praise for it, only your success will be remembered.
Of course, this is one of the profound ways in which oppression works—to mire us in body hatred. Homophobia is all about defining queer bodies as wrong, perverse, immoral. Transphobia, about defining trans bodies as unnatural, monstrous, or the product of delusion. Ableism, about defining disabled bodies as broken and tragic. Class warfare, about defining the bodies of workers as expendable. Racism, about defining the bodies of people of color as primitive, exotic, or worthless. Sexism, about defining female bodies as pliable objects. These messages sink beneath our skin.
Shoutout to nonbinary bisexuals who smash both the gender binary and the hetero/homo binary to bits and get ignored and erased and accused of being binarist against themselves
You are radical and great and anyone who says otherwise can eat it