The journey to LGBT representation has been a long one, to say the least. On television today you’re almost guaranteed to find a main character somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum; film not so much. But sometimes the representation we have can be obtuse and surface level when it comes to the characterization of queer characters. … Continue reading Op-Ed: The State of LGBTQ+ Representation in Comic Book Movies
Jook Joint #1 Written By: Tee Franklin Art By: Alitha E. Martinez, Shari Chankhamma, Taylor Esposito Published By: Image Comics (October 3, 2018) When it comes to horror, I’ve always been a huge fan ever since I was young. Stephen King, Anne Rice, and now, I can proudly add Tee Franklin to this list. My … Continue reading GOC Comic Review: Jook Joint #1
Please note: spoilers ahead if you haven't finished the first season of Pose. The category is: family. A theme which filled every episode and almost every moment of the hit television series, Pose. Watching every Sunday night, you couldn’t help but feel attached to the various families displayed on the screen. Whether it was the House … Continue reading Op-Ed: ‘Pose’ Shows Us Family is More Than Sharing the Same Blood
Pride Month is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a time for those who already identify as LGBTQ to celebrate, learn and love. For our straight allies, it is not only a time for them to learn but also appreciate the creativity and contributions made by our community. That’s why this is … Continue reading Here Are 10 LGBTQ+ Superheroes You Should Know About!
Rick Riordan and Lester Papadopoulos are back. For those of you who are unfamiliar with that second name - That is Apollo, Greek god of the sun (among other things), and he is back to free the other Oracles that have gone dark. I just finished reading the latest installment, The Burning Maze, and I’m … Continue reading ‘The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze’ by Rick Riordan – Book Review
Does dating a white person really make someone “less black”? This a loaded question. Half of us would say yes because of the system we live in, it would be like sleeping with the enemy. The other half would say no because we live by the ideals of diversity and inclusion, so why should that … Continue reading Why White? A Look Into the Pairing of Black Queer Characters in Media
Anime is a genre that I hold very dear to my heart. I think the first show I fell in love with was Sailor Moon. The whole school age girls transforming into magical warriors to save the world was just everything to me. But as I got older and watched more and more shows I … Continue reading Top Underrated Black and Brown Characters in Anime
Amidst current racial tensions, it would be remiss of us not to speak on how much of that is present in the media we consume. Sure, writers and producers are making a conscious effort to bring awareness to racism, oppression and police brutality. But there is a more subtle and insidious shape of racism that … Continue reading I Am Not Your Magical Negro. Challenging Hollywood’s Diversity.