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Now’s Not the Time to Rest on Our Queer Laurels

in Real Talk

When V for Vendetta was first released, it made an enormous impact on me. The thought that despite the Second World War and the fall of the Soviet Union, fascism could still make a comeback in one of the world’s leading nations shocked and scared me. The movie’s portrayal of futuristic fascism has stuck with me all these years, and every so often moves to the forefront of my mind. Like when I first came out as gay online, there was a little voice in my head saying, “But what if the political regime changes and you get rooted out…

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What the Pulse Shooting Can Teach Us About the American Propaganda Machine

in The Nation

Pulse shooter, Omar Mateen, wasn’t targeting the LGBTQ community, and he wasn’t gay either, but some have attempted to use that politically valuable narrative to drive a wedge between Muslim and LGBTQ communities.

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Will & Grace: For Us

in Uncategorized

Nearly two decades ago, Will & Grace took television by storm. The premises focuses on two best friends, a gay male and straight female, living together and experiencing daily antics. At this time, in 1998, LGBT representation on television was scarce. Will became a leading character that was loved not only by the gay community, but by those in the straight community as well. The show was largely relatable because it shed light on the dynamic of their friendship. Over the 8-year run, Will & Grace would prove to promote tolerance of those in the LGBT community. The audience got…

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Tila Tequila, Neo-Nazism, and Queer Women in Social Media

in Entertainment/Real Talk/The Nation

Thienh Thanh Thi Nguyen, aka “Tila Tequila,” has received a lot of backlash from her social media comments over the years. Her career began as a nude and import model, which slowly led to her achieving stardom as one of the first “internet-famous” celebrities. In 2006, she had the most-viewed profile on Myspace. Based on her cyber success, MTV created a dating reality show called A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, a series that capitalized on her bisexuality. Recently Tequila appeared at an Alt-Right Conference in Washington, D.C. where she was photographed doing the Nazi salute.   Click “Page…

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