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Update: April!

It’s starting to get warmer in Georgia finally, but we have several cold spells ahead. I’ll take all of them I can get. I haven’t been looking forward to the traditional nine months of sweltering summer. I had a request to make posts on kids’ materials easier to find, so I’ve added a for “For Kids”…… Continue reading Update: April!

Children's & Middle Grade · Queer · Romance

Review: Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee

Is Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee the first ever middle-grade novel with a bisexual protagonist? I don’t know, maybe. But either way, I’m super happy it exists. Queer-themed fiction is increasingly common in the YA genre, but queer stuff for kids is very rare, especially when the protagonist is queer. (More often it’s parents or a friend). Add…… Continue reading Review: Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee

Adult Fiction · Queer

Classics Club: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

The Classic: Giovanni’s Room (1956) by James Baldwin Set in the contemporary Paris of American expatraites, liasons, and violence, a young man finds  himself caught between desire and conventional  morality. James Baldwin’s brilliant narrative delves  into the mystery of loving with a sharp, probing  imagination, and he creates a moving, highly  controversial story of death and passion that reveals the  unspoken complexities…… Continue reading Classics Club: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Adult Fiction · Fantasy · Queer · Romance

The Non-Binary Book Club Reads Swordspoint

Originally posted on The Lobster Dance:
[Image: Richard St. Vier, looking hella dramatic with flowing cape and sword, on the cover of Swordspoint.] This is very! late! But here it is! Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner. 1987. On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the…

Queer · Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Doctor Who Review: The Husbands of River Song

This was an Eleven-style episode, all “zany antics.” I’d kind of hoped River Song would be different, in a Twelve-style episode. Still, it was nice to have a bit of levity for the Christmas special, particularly after the sadness of the three-part season finale. I don’t have much else to say about the plot etc.,…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: The Husbands of River Song

Comics · Queer · Romance · TV & Movies

Fake: From Manga to Anime (#queerpop)

Back in April, my letter F in the A to Z of LGBT+ Comics was Fake, a yaoi mystery/action romance manga from the 90s, written by Sanami Matoh. It’s my favorite manga by far, and also just a great comic book, a fusion of romance and crime story. There was an anime adaptation in 1997, and I’ve…… Continue reading Fake: From Manga to Anime (#queerpop)

Other Stuff · Queer

#queerpop open thread

We’ve had two months of #queerpop posts now, and I think it’s going well! Combine the two-month-iversary with the fact that I just never got around to writing a post for this week, and we have the perfect opportunity for open discussion! Questions: What’s your impression of queer issues + pop culture at the moment? Who’s…… Continue reading #queerpop open thread

Comics · Queer · TV & Movies

I Don’t Care About NBC’s Constantine (#queerpop)

I had thought to start #queerpop with a post on why representation matters, something “intro”-y like that… But there are so many timely topics to post about that for the moment, my assumption is that you know why representation matters. So let’s jump right in to the pop culture discussion! John Constantine is a DC…… Continue reading I Don’t Care About NBC’s Constantine (#queerpop)

Comics · Queer

Review: “Loki: Agent of Asgard #8”

Okay folks, we’re back with Loki: Agent of Asgard #8, the AXIS tie-in. I’ve read AXIS in the intervening period. It’s an interesting event, but not a must-read and it doesn’t stand on its own as well as Original Sin. What you need to know is that heroes and villains were telepathically switched for a while, so the villains were the heroes and…… Continue reading Review: “Loki: Agent of Asgard #8”

Comics · Queer · Updates

A to Z Reflection (and an announcement!)

Pinned until after the reflections week! FYI, I was the “LGBT+ Comics Characters” theme. So, that was fun! I missed out on the A to Z Challenge last year because April means finals, but I knew I wanted to do it this year, and it was just as good as I thought it’d be. I didn’t…… Continue reading A to Z Reflection (and an announcement!)