Children's & Middle Grade · Picture Books · Queer

LGBT+ Picture Books: Acting Like Animals

So far in our week of queer-friendly picture books we’ve talked about inclusive family lists, books explaining same-sex parents, and books about trans or genderqueer toddlers. As discussed yesterday, there are hardly any queer kids depicted in picture books. Gender seems to be easier for authors to address because we have so many gendered objects…… Continue reading LGBT+ Picture Books: Acting Like Animals

Children's & Middle Grade · Picture Books · Queer

LGBT+ Picture Books: “How Do I Explain to My Kids?”

Yesterday we started talking about types of queer-friendly picture books, and LGBT+ inclusion in counting/alphabet books about families. These are the most basic type, but not the most common… That honor belongs to the “explaining same-sex parents” genre. These are books that talk to toddlers about how two men or two women can be in…… Continue reading LGBT+ Picture Books: “How Do I Explain to My Kids?”

Comics · Queer

Is This Feminism? Grant Morrison’s Wonder Woman

I’m a big fan of DC Comics’ Earth One series. They’re retellings of the most famous heroes’ origin stories, and that can be terribly overdone, but these graphic novels have their own unique tone and they’ve been released as full volumes on a pretty slow schedule (not monthly issues) so they maintain some interest. They’re “darker…… Continue reading Is This Feminism? Grant Morrison’s Wonder Woman

Fantasy · Queer · Romance · YA

Book Riot Recs: Queer YA and Romance

As promised, I bring you Book Riot Read Harder Challenge recommendations! This post will cover the two queer-related challenge prompts (YA and romance), and I’ll have another post on Saturday for the two comic-specific ones (here). Suggestions are a mix of books I love and books high on my to-read list! YA/Middle Grade by an…… Continue reading Book Riot Recs: Queer YA and Romance

Comics · Queer

Review: Love is Love, IDW Publishing

The Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida last summer was a gut-punch to the queer community. A lot of us came out the next day in solidarity… I was already “out,” but posted about it on Facebook for the first time. I wanted to do something to help, and I felt like not being as out as…… Continue reading Review: Love is Love, IDW Publishing

Adult Fiction · Queer

#LazyLambs Book Club: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

This time around, Lazy Lambs Book Club decided to take a break from the Christopher Moore books we’d chosen before and read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Here’s the description: Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is the now-classic novel of two women…… Continue reading #LazyLambs Book Club: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

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

Queer · TV & Movies

#queerpop: Do You Wanna Buy This Yogurt?

Chobani is the latest company to make waves with a queer-themed advertisement, following after controversies like the rainbow-Oreo ad or the pictures of happy same-sex couples in the JC Penney catalog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Z5pAZe0E8&spfreload=10 The ad in question shows two hot women in bed, one of them eating yogurt and one sleeping. I admit, I didn’t know…… Continue reading #queerpop: Do You Wanna Buy This Yogurt?

Adult Fiction · Fantasy · History · Nonfiction · Queer · YA

10 Book Recommendations for GLBT Book Month (#queerpop)

It’s Pride Month! Not coincidentally, it’s also the American Library Association’s first-ever GLBT Book Month. Tailor-made for #queerpop, am I right? I don’t think all this month’s posts will be book-related, but hey, they might be. I thought I’d start us off with a list of book recommendations, including fiction, nonfiction, and comics. I tried…… Continue reading 10 Book Recommendations for GLBT Book Month (#queerpop)

Comics · Queer

Complete “A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters” List (with bonuses!)

A list of all this month’s A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters posts! I’ve got some bonus characters at the bottom who I couldn’t wedge into my 26 posts, too… I’ve included labels for your convenience, but I’ll reiterate that the whole point of this series is these characters are awesome and LGBT+ and here is…… Continue reading Complete “A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters” List (with bonuses!)