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From LA To NYC: DragCon With Holly 2017

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Five months ago, during his Keynote speech at the end of an incredible two days of RuPaul’s DragCon in Los Angeles, RuPaul instructed us to pack up our lashes and tuck tape, as they would be flying to New York City for the first ever East Coast DragCon. After an overwhelming response resulted in an early date change, this past weekend it finally happened, and of course, I flew across the country to be there. After L.A. DragCon completely exceeded all my expectations, the idea of an East Coast Con was exciting, but felt a journey into the unknown. L.A.…

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Bryan Fuller: Outfest 2017 Opening Night

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Bryan Fuller was honored last night at the opening night of Outfest for his work. Watch Zachary Quinto deliver an inspiring intro of Fuller below:  Fuller  has worked on  shows like “Dead Like Me,” “Wonderfalls,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Hannibal” and most recently “American Gods,” Fuller’s stories push boundaries and present characters that feel modern and transgressive, not only because so many are LGBTQ but also because they live and love and behave and react in a way that their TV antecedents would never have dared. Fuller’s Speech:

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Final Fantasy XV: Rethinking Gender Balance and Thematic Elements, 

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  I have the pleasure of being a Generation-X gamer whose first system was an NES and have owned every Nintendo and Sony console since I started gaming for my eighth birthday not with Super Mario Bros., but with the original Final Fantasy. The movies and cartoons and breakfast cereal that I grew up with aren’t a source of nostalgic enjoyment, but plain old enjoyment–if I never grew out of something, I never missed it, and neither did my friends. My life has been pretty boring and uneventful, even my coming out was fairly nonchalant when one day I started…

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Nine Badass Lesbian Superheros and Supervillains of Color 

in Art & Culture

Representation is important. And if you’re a woman, a person of color, and/or someone who identifies somewhere on the spectrum of “not straight,” representation can be pretty damn hard to come by – especially when it comes to the ass-kicking world of comic books. Comics have had their own interesting history with representation.  Marvel’s Stan Lee, in a 2000 interview with The Guardian, discussed his ideas behind creating the X-Men, saying, “I couldn’t have everybody bitten by a radioactive spider or zapped with gamma rays, and it occurred to me that if I just said that they were mutants, it would…

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