Hollywood is gay

Some authors try to pass off subtext, allegories, “undefined relationships,” and “love that’s open to interpretation” as equal to blatant textual evidence that a character is MOGII-identified. While that was really the most people could hope for in terms of representation 50, 40, or 30 years ago, that’s not the case anymore. For example, Malinda Lo has written four novels picked up by mainstream publishers, none of which feature cishet protagonists. Ash (Little, Brown 2009) is a lesbian retelling of Cinderella with more fantasy elements, Huntress (Little, Brown 2011) is a prequel to Ash that features two queer female protagonists, and her duology Adaptation (Little, Brown 2012) is a science-fiction story with a bisexual female protagonist. Lo has been a guest at speaking events, book panels, book conferences, and signing tours since first being published in 2009; her books have sold well and all four of them are either already published or soon to be published in the U.K. and Australia.


Despite the success of Adaptation and other Young Adult sci-fi books with one or more canon bisexual major characters such as Otherbound by CorinnBe Duyvis, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan (which is a graphic novel series, but still worth noting in this list), The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Love In The Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block, people are spending time writing articles about whether Divergent is the science fiction genre’s first bisexual allegory. It seems backwards to congratulate books for having possible queer interpretations of characters when books with canon queer characters, many of which are written by MOGII-identified authors, exist and are going unnoticed.

Glee’s attitude towards bisexuality summed up in 60 seconds

renlytargaryen:

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This is Jeff Davis, openly gay creator of MTV’s Teen Wolf. Over the course of four seasons, he’s had three recurring gay characters, two of which are no longer on the show. Despite the large desire of the fandom to see more of gay character Danny, Davis wrote him out of the show with no…

diversityinya:

Source: “LGBT Young Adult Books 2003–13: A Decade of Slow But Steady Change” by Malinda Lo

Click through to read the whole thing if you’re interested in the representation of LGBTQ people in YA books, because it’s complicated!

hollywoodisgay:

these guys need to marry!

fuckingmulder:

Bisexuality: Setting the Records “Straight” [x]

My Bisexuality has no bearing on my ability to commit to someone. All that means is that the potential pool of applicants is a bit bigger.”

bashermoriarty:

Simon Monroe + Kieren Walker

There’s something incredibly special about him.

hangontothevine:

"Monosexism and biphobia aren’t real"

just some things i saw on fb tonight followed up by some fact checking. 

lilkeycharm:

Dear pan and ace people,

Fckh8 have said they’re going to bring out products for pan and ace people in light of this summer’s giant fuckup.

PLEASE DON’T BUY THEM.

FCKH8 have a long history of being a horrible organisation, focussed solely on cis gays and lesbians (and maybe bisexuals sometimes too). Check out http://stopfckh8.tumblr.com for info on lots of the shit they’ve done.

They aren’t creating these products because they suddenly care about pan and ace people. They’ve just seen that there’s a market for this stuff, and what FCKH8 cares about isn’t LGBTQ+ people, it’s money.

Please don’t fund this horrible, for-profit company. They don’t truly care about LGBTQ+ people, and they don’t deserve our support.