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Venom's Sexuality Is a Sticky, Fluid, Freudian Mess Venom's Sexuality Is a Sticky, Fluid, Freudian Mess

By the time Eddie Brock explains that he believes the alien symbiote he’s bonded with is literally “up [his] ass” when he’s not wearing it like a terrifying suit of armor, it’s impossible to deny that Sony made an effort to at least partially acknowledge the inherent raunchiness and sexual subtext of the movie’s…

Fantastic Beasts 2 Will Make It 'Clear' That Dumbledore Is Gay, According to the Director Fantastic Beasts 2 Will Make It 'Clear' That Dumbledore Is Gay, According to the Director

Months ago, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald director David Yates courted controversy among some Harry Potter fans by saying that the movie—despite featuring a young Dumbledore grappling with confronting his now-villainous love interest—would not address author J.K. Rowling’s post-book reveal that…

Sesame Street Wants Us to Believe Bert and Ernie Aren't Gay Sesame Street Wants Us to Believe Bert and Ernie Aren't Gay

In a recent interview with Queerty, former Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman, who is openly gay, explained how he drew upon his own relationship with editor Arnold Glassman as inspiration for Bert and Ernie, the show’s most popular confirmed bachelors. This revelation was interesting enough that Sesame Street itself…

Adventure Time's Producer Was Concerned Queer Representation Might Draw 'Too Much Attention' Adventure Time's Producer Was Concerned Queer Representation Might Draw 'Too Much Attention'

Though Adventure Time’s series finale brought Finn and Jake’s televised adventures to an end this week, the event also confirmed one of the most interesting and longstanding theories about the show that astonished and delighted many fans.

Adventure Time's Finale Was a Bittersweet Goodbye But the Beginning of Something New Adventure Time's Finale Was a Bittersweet Goodbye But the Beginning of Something New

The distinct undertones of loss and mourning throughout Adventure Time’s hour-long finale, “Come Along With Me,” feel both appropriate for the special’s focus on the Great Gum War and at odds with the larger show’s generally optimistic worldview.

io9 Got Wrecked at Flame Con’s Dance Bash

It’s a fact that queer people throw the best parties (come at me straights!). So, obviously, the Ignite! kick-off party for Flame Con 2018—the quintessential convention for LGBTQ+ fandom—was on our must-attend and must-film list.

Flame Con Fans Share Their Favorite LGBTQ Ships

Every year, LGBTQ+ comic book fans gather in New York City for Flame Con, a celebration of queer culture in modern fandom organized by Geeks Out. io9 was there for the weekend-long event, which was complete with amazing cosplay, fan art, and lots of love and pride.

The Importance of People Like Rebecca Sugar The Importance of People Like Rebecca Sugar

I will not cry at work. I will not cry at work. I will not cry at work...

These Webcomics Are Finding Adventure in How We Navigate Our Everyday Lives These Webcomics Are Finding Adventure in How We Navigate Our Everyday Lives

Webcomics aren’t a novelty. Nor are they this up-and-coming thing I “have to tell you about.” They are part of the cultural pantheon, the nerdy landscape—launching successful careers, conventions, and memes that have adorned everything from t-shirts to energy drinks. But sometimes, even when a comics genre is known,…

Voltron: Legendary Defender’s Showrunner Offers a Genuine Apology to the Fandom Voltron: Legendary Defender’s Showrunner Offers a Genuine Apology to the Fandom

Voltron: Legendary Defender’s creative team shook the fandom to its core at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con when it announced the show’s seventh season would address Shiro being a gay man and introduce his same-sex partner, but the show’s depiction of a queer relationship understandably left many fans cold.

Voltron's Complicated, Imperfect LGBQT Representation Is Tearing the Fandom Apart Voltron's Complicated, Imperfect LGBQT Representation Is Tearing the Fandom Apart

Even if you weren’t there in the San Diego Comic-Con hall where it was first announced that Voltron: Legendary Defender’s Shiro is a gay man whose relationship would be explored in the show’s seventh season, fans made sure the world knew.

This Artist Is Making Steven Universe's Gems Even More Queer

Even though Steven Universe is technically about a bunch of sentient rocks whose humanoid physical forms are just hard light constructs, the show’s gems are presented as female and the emotional relationships between them are coded as queer.

Ruby Rose Reveals She Grew Up as an Actual Batwoman Ruby Rose Reveals She Grew Up as an Actual Batwoman

The CW has enlisted Ruby Rose (The Meg) to be their live-action Kate Kane in the upcoming Arrow/Flash/Supergirl crossover special and next year’s potential Batwoman series from Caroline Dries. The moment her casting was announced, it immediately clicked. But now, the actress is sharing just how much like Batwoman she…

The CW's Live-Action Batwoman Is Ruby Rose The CW's Live-Action Batwoman Is Ruby Rose

The CW has apparently found its Batwoman: Ruby Rose is heading to Gotham City.

Supergirl's Next Season Will Feature TV's First Transgender Superhero and a New Super Suit Supergirl's Next Season Will Feature TV's First Transgender Superhero and a New Super Suit

The cast of Supergirl came to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to present a brief glimpse at the impending alien invasion that will shake National City to its core, but soon after the Con-exclusive sizzle reel ended, the show’s newest cast member made a surprise appearance on stage and announced an important moment in…

A Batwoman TV Show Is in Development at the CW, Starring Lesbian Superhero Kate Kane A Batwoman TV Show Is in Development at the CW, Starring Lesbian Superhero Kate Kane

This autumn, Kate Kane was set to descend on the CW’s Arrowverse as a part of its now-traditional multi-show crossover. But Gotham might be about to become a permanent fixture for Ollie and friends, because the CW is planning a potential a Batwoman TV show for 2019.

Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar on How She Expresses Her Identity Through the Non-binary Crystal Gems Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar on How She Expresses Her Identity Through the Non-binary Crystal Gems

Steven Universe is, without a doubt, one of the most groundbreaking television shows airing right now because of its strong messages about queer positivity, inclusion, and the power of love. As much of an impact as the show has had on its fanbase, it also helped creator Rebecca Sugar become more comfortable with her…

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Showrunner Marti Noxon Also Thinks It Sucks That Tara Died Buffy the Vampire Slayer Showrunner Marti Noxon Also Thinks It Sucks That Tara Died

Why’d you have to go and do a thing like that, Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Over 15 years after one of the show’s most shocking deaths helped define the term “bury your gays,” showrunner Marti Noxon admits it was the wrong move.

Last Night's Steven Universe Was a Groundbreaking Moment for the Show Last Night's Steven Universe Was a Groundbreaking Moment for the Show

This week Steven Universe has returned with what is rapidly becoming one of its most compelling storylines so far, as the Crystal Gems come to terms with the shocking revelations surrounding Rose. Last night’s “The Question” not only gave us one of the show’s sweetest episodes, but also a major milestone in the…

Luke Cage's Complicated Queer Romance Is a Part of Gangster Movie Tradition Luke Cage's Complicated Queer Romance Is a Part of Gangster Movie Tradition

Even though Luke Cage is a show about a bulletproof superhero battling villains, in its deepest heart of hearts, it’s really a dramatic soap opera that’s at its strongest when it focuses on loving relationships.

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