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GLAAD Calls Out Marvel and WB for Not Acknowledging Their LGBTQ Movie Characters GLAAD Calls Out Marvel and WB for Not Acknowledging Their LGBTQ Movie Characters

Every year, GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) publishes an analysis of the current state of LGBTQ representation in Hollywood. This year’s analysis took Marvel and Warner Bros. to task for some of their most recent blockbusters.

Deadpool 2 Proves There's No Excuse Not to Include Queer Superheroes on the Screen Deadpool 2 Proves There's No Excuse Not to Include Queer Superheroes on the Screen

Deadpool 2 revels in pointing out many of the overused narrative beats that other comic book movies tend to rely on when the writers decide to phone it in. Interestingly, the film’s shadiest dig is also one of its most progressive messages.

Lando Calrissian Is Pansexual Lando Calrissian Is Pansexual

There’s a reason everybody loves Lando, you know.

Holy Shit, Batwoman and Gotham City Are Coming to the Next Arrowverse Crossover Holy Shit, Batwoman and Gotham City Are Coming to the Next Arrowverse Crossover

For years, Arrow has danced around references to the Dark Knight, a comic character seemingly forever out of reach to the CW/DC multiverse of shows. But no more—because the next crossover is heading to Gotham City, and meeting up with a familiar face: Batwoman herself.

Sina Weibo's Crackdown on 'Illegal' Content Including Gay Media Reportedly Draws User Uproar Sina Weibo's Crackdown on 'Illegal' Content Including Gay Media Reportedly Draws User Uproar

The hashtag #IAmGay trended on Chinese social network Sina Weibo after censors launched a crackdown on “illegal” content including media supposedly “related to” homosexuality, Sky News reported on Saturday.

Black Panther: World of Wakanda Wins a GLAAD Award, Time for the MCU to Catch Up Black Panther: World of Wakanda Wins a GLAAD Award, Time for the MCU to Catch Up

A same-sex relationship may have been left on the cutting room floor of Marvel’s Black Panther film, but the comic that showed how two Wakandan women fell in love has been recognized as a standout graphic novel for LGBTQ representation by GLAAD.

This Artist Turns the All-Star Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race Into Pop Art Superheroes This Artist Turns the All-Star Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race Into Pop Art Superheroes

Watching a drag queen get into costume is a lot like watching a superhero transform from their civilian identity as they get ready to fight the battle of their lives. It should come as no surprise, then, that the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ third season look phenomenal as comic book heroes.

Star Wars Rebels Producer Dave Filoni Is Totally Fine With You Shipping Zeb and Kallus After the Finale

Star Wars Rebels came to an end this week, tying up the story of the Ghost crew while also giving us a glimpse at their futures. One moment in particular had Rebels fans playing matchmaker for two members of the team—and while executive producer Dave Filoni wouldn’t give us a concrete answer about them, he was happy…

The Little Women Are Brooklynites in a New Graphic Novel Adaptation The Little Women Are Brooklynites in a New Graphic Novel Adaptation

Little Women is a classic novel about four sisters finding themselves and their purpose in life during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. To celebrate the novel’s 150th anniversary, the story has been modernized to bring us a group of girls who might face new challenges in a different (but still…

Hail Madam Satan, Doctor Who's Missy Is Our New Villain on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Hail Madam Satan, Doctor Who's Missy Is Our New Villain on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Once you’ve played a female reincarnation of a villainous Time Lord, there’s really nowhere to go but down... all the way down to hell, that is. Michelle Gomez, who played Missy on Doctor Who, will be inhabiting a new creature of evil as Madam Satan on Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series.

Marvel Misses Another Easy Opportunity for LGBTQ Representation With Black Panther Marvel Misses Another Easy Opportunity for LGBTQ Representation With Black Panther

In Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and Yona Harvey’s most recent runs on Black Panther and World of Wakanda, Ayo and Aneka—two of the Dora Milaje—are lovers who play a pivotal role in the civil uprising that occurs at a time when Wakanda’s society is on the brink of collapse. Given the amount of screen time given to the…

The Magicians Just Aired Its Most Magical Episode The Magicians Just Aired Its Most Magical Episode

Syfy’s The Magicians knows how to do drama and horror, but last night’s episode “A Life In The Day” reminded us it’s also a master of emotion. The show just gave us its version of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “The Inner Light.” And it was fucking amazing.

Every Single One of Marvel's GLAAD Award-Nominated Comics Has Been Cancelled Every Single One of Marvel's GLAAD Award-Nominated Comics Has Been Cancelled

Every year, the LGBTQ+ advocacy group GLAAD recognizes and awards a selection of television shows, films, and books that feature powerful portrayals of queer people. This year, a number of Marvel’s comics were recognized for the contributions they’ve made to queer culture, but those nominations were bittersweet for…

The 100 Fan Comic Wants to Give Clexa Fans the Story They Deserve The 100 Fan Comic Wants to Give Clexa Fans the Story They Deserve

Almost two years ago, a large contingent of The 100's fandom swiftly turned on the show and its creators after the sudden death of Lexa, one of its popular queer characters. For many, Lexa’s death was a shocking twist of events that betrayed the show and spat in the face of its fandom.

John Ridley's The Other History of the DC Universe to Tell Personal Stories of Marginalized Superheroes John Ridley's The Other History of the DC Universe to Tell Personal Stories of Marginalized Superheroes

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley has been writing an excellent politically charged superhero story in The American Way: Those Above and This Below. For his next DC project, he’s going to get inside the heads of John Stewart, Renee Montoya, Katana and others to see what it feels like to be a superhero when you’re…

Snagglepuss: Exit Stage Left Is a Brilliant Exploration of McCarthyism and the Lavender Scare Snagglepuss: Exit Stage Left Is a Brilliant Exploration of McCarthyism and the Lavender Scare

Every time I’ve found myself explaining the basic premise of Mark Russell and Mike Feehan’s Snagglepuss: Exit Stage Left, people’s immediate reactions have been the same. At first, there’s light shock that DC would make a comic about a gay, closeted, anthropomorphic mountain lion and noted playwright. But then, after…

White House Fires Entirety of HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Via FedEx White House Fires Entirety of HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Via FedEx

The White House’s purge of Barack Obama-era federal appointees has taken a few more turns with the termination of all remaining 16 members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDs, allegedly via a FedEx letter that offered no explanation, the Washington Blade reported this week.

It Sure Looks Like Marvel's Canceling Both of Its Comics Starring Queer Characters It Sure Looks Like Marvel's Canceling Both of Its Comics Starring Queer Characters

After decades of relegating its LGBTQ characters to the sidelines, Marvel really turned things around with America and Iceman, its first two ongoing series featuring queer characters as their titular leads. Both books have been important additions to Marvel’s ever-expanding portfolio, but it seems as if the time has…

Marvel's Runaways Just Proved How Easy It Is to Include Queer Characters Marvel's Runaways Just Proved How Easy It Is to Include Queer Characters

Listening to the way film studio executives hem and haw about whether they’ll ever get around to putting queer characters on the big screen in live-action comic book adaptations, you’d think someone was asking them to choose which of their beloved children they were willing to sacrifice so that the others might live.

Thor: Ragnarok's Valkyrie Shows How Far We've Got to Go for LGBTQ Representation on the Big Screen Thor: Ragnarok's Valkyrie Shows How Far We've Got to Go for LGBTQ Representation on the Big Screen

Thor: Ragnarok is a great movie—but one area where it falters is with Valkyrie. Not because of characterization, because she’s just as great, kickass, and engaging as the rest of the cast. But Ragnarok’s Valkyrie was meant to be bisexual, and the erasure of that identity in the film is profoundly disappointing.

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