Trope Talk: Bury Your Gays

Tara. Adam. Lexa. Dumbledore. Clémentine. Angel. These characters and so, so many more have fallen victim to what is known as the Bury Your Gays trope. The methodology may change— some had violent deaths, some died suddenly, and some died of diseases— but the fundamental message stays the same. GRSM (that is, Gender, Romantic, & [...]

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Dear LGBT Community

I know, I know. You see a title like this and immediately have war flashbacks. So many non-queer people have written or filmed open letters to the LGBT+ community. These missives are filled with the hottest of takes and are often tone-deaf or hyper-focused on a particular letter (usually the T). It’s exhausting. But I [...]

The Pride Police

Photo by Mark Blinch of The Canadian Press June is Pride month, something LGBT+ people look forward to every year. It’s the season of Pride parades and expressing who we are without shame. When you’re among other queer people, it’s much easier to open up. I can’t wait for the day I can attend a [...]

Exceeds Expectations: A Review of “Expectations” by Hayley Kiyoko

When it comes to inspirational celebrities, Hayley Kiyoko is towards the top of my list. She’s an out-and-proud lesbian who openly sings about girls. For me and many others, she’s a revelation. Hell, there’s a reason she’s known among fans as Lesbian Jesus. She’s making young lesbians and other Sapphic girls feel comfortable in their [...]

Gay Doesn’t Mean Good

With the (albeit slow) rise of queer representation in media, the community has had more characters to relate to than ever. This positive forward progress is a good promise for the future, even if there’s still a lot of failure. However, not all media including or about queer people is good representation. This distinction and [...]