Tag: lgbtq

Mental Health in the Digital Realm

Finding a Voice Online Traditionally speaking, the public space has been a gendered (‘male’), highly politicized domain, while minorities have been identified in the margins (Spain, 1993). Their suppression and erasure in mainstream narratives through discrimination, harassment and violence has restrained their expression, mobility and autonomy. With the development of the digital space and rise […]

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Lena Waithe Discusses the Power of Creatives of Color and Black Queer Representation on Television

Photo: JC Olivera (Getty Images) Writer, showrunner and actress Lena Waithe spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about a host of topics in a brand new feature released Monday, including the need to support the ideas of creatives of color, as well as Black queer representation on television. Advertisement The 36-year-old creator of The Chi, Queen […]

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GLAAD Media Awards 2020: Lil Nas X, the Cast of Pose and Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki Among Winners

Lil Nas X; Pose (2018-present); Rafiki (2018)Screenshot: TheEllenShow/YouTube, Graphic: FX, Photo: Big World Cinema, Film Movement The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards went down on Thursday night—because a little lockdown won’t stop no show! Advertisement Comedians Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere took over hosting duties for the virtual edition of the annual ceremony honoring “media […]

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‘I Was Just There to Fulfill a Diversity Quota’: Riverdale Neglected Its Black Characters, per Co-Stars

Vanessa Morgan, left, and Bernadette Beck in Riverdale (2017-present)Photo: Warner Bros. Television Distribution, The CW The Hollywood reckoning is happening all over town and this time, we’re visiting Riverdale—the series airing on The CW, that is. Advertisement Bernadette Beck, who portrays Peaches ‘N Cream in the third and fourth season of the popular series based […]

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Exclusive: A Powerful New Video From the Human Rights Campaign and Billy Porter Reminds Us Our Votes Do Matter

There has been so much trauma, violence, inhumanity and depraved indifference splashed across our screens in recent months, it’s often difficult to process it all—let alone the brutality we’ve become almost inured to over the past decade and those prior. But what we have been witnessing as of late is not only not new, it […]

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I May Destroy You: Paapa Essiedu Rejects the ‘Violent Erasure of the Black Male Experience Spectrum’ by Portraying Kwame

The Root recently talked with show creator and star Michaela Coel about the inner-workings of the critically acclaimed I May Destroy You. As I mentioned previously, one of the things I love about the show is its ability to showcase a wide range of aspects concerning sexual assault and rape (it’s already impressive enough as […]

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