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mochi-mochi365 · 4 months ago
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every single time better queer rep shows up in a kids show it is NOT a reason to hate on the rep that past kids shows gave us because that’s all they could give us at the time. the rep now is better BECAUSE of those shows. the creators fought for every second and we are better off now because if it, not in spite of it
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linestalker · 7 months ago
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You know what really get me while watching S&B? That being queer is NORMAL, that we don't need The Talk™ about Nadia wanting to bang Zoya or Jesper making out with the stable boy because it's... Normal, natural that queer people exist in this world
And sincerely, it's refreshing
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jbthegift · 13 days ago
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From Nicole’s Instagram.  <3
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terezienjoyer · 8 months ago
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reblog if you think that xenogenders and neopronouns are valid!!
or, also
reblog if your blog is a safe space for people who use neopronouns or xenogenders!!
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leighlew3 · 24 days ago
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I’m not even sure what to say, not even because of the Supercorp factor but just because of how utterly awful those final episodes were. 
Cat Grant, the Dansen wedding, Brainia staying together, and Kara (half ass) coming out were the only saving graces of the series finale episodes. Everything else was cringingly bad. And scenes were cut that were teased in interviews like possibly Lena becoming Esme’s godmother, etc. What other great stuff did they cut?
I have to admit I laughed at Mon-El barely having more than 5 minutes of screen time and like ten lines. Bye, though. Karamel is over and done and will never see each other again, as it should be. He never should’ve even been in the finale because he was a walking representation of everything the show ever did wrong in terms of its treatment of women, but at least it was utterly insignificant at the end of the day. 
As for Supercorp, well... it wasn’t endgame on screen, but that speech between them sure got pretty intense there for a minute, and Lena was always the voice of reason calling Kara back to herself, challenging her, and each making the other a better person. Kara and Lena basically admitted how they’re each other’s person like five minutes after Dansen had similar WEDDING VOWS. And they made it clear that Supercorp will be side by side to face all things to come. 
And we all know, some of the best love stories of all time start off as best friends. Heck, Clark/Lois did. Olicity did. Many Arrowverse couples did. 
Look, it’s absurd, and we know this. The show really had Kara throughout the series talking about a perfect partner at game night and wanting love and to not be alone and someone who knows everything about her, and they placed Lena directly in that exact spot, checking all boxes and even dressing Lena like Lois and recreated Clois scenes between them since as far back as 2x01 and setting up endless romantic tropes/framing/parallels and more... for YEARS, then, they didn’t deliver, just because it’s two women. Meanwhile EVERY OTHER pairing in the show got their happy ending. EXCEPT their lead. 
They just sent the message to women that if you’re the lead, the hero, the one who has sacrificed it all and just wants love -- you don’t get to have it all. You don’t get the love you want, if that love is with a woman. 
The glaring, unacceptable homophobia of it all... And as I saw someone else say, ending the show with a canon lesbian wedding does not provide a shield for the homophobia and gaslighting and queerbaiting that has gone down. 
Shame on TPTB. The showrunners and EPs who sat quietly and hid, refusing to ever come out and say openly "They'll only ever be friends, Supercorp will never be romantic in main text [despite our endless romantic subtext]." so that they didn't lose LGBTQ viewership. aka The epitome of queerbaiting. They queerbaited on screen, they queerbaited in the marketing (see WB affiliates and even that S2 CW promo), and they queerbaited in their silence.
Worst queerbait in TV history, congrats SGCW. 
What a legacy.
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alexa-fika · 6 months ago
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Okay I think thats the last pansexual one? We have so many different flags now lol.
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theeblackmedusa · 4 months ago
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If BIWOC readers, nonbinary BIPOC readers, plus size readers, and any readers who don't fit conventional beauty standards could survive years reading fanfiction that only featured white women, y'all can handle reading fanfiction with BIWOC, nonbinary BIPOC, plus sized, etc. leads!
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Banning LGBTQ+ books from schools is a real problem because, for many kids, reading those books is the one of the only ways to understand themselves and others.
I grew up in a very, very homophobic + transphobic household, but having access to books with queer characters helped me to begin to understand my feelings and accept that this was normal.
Additionally, I have non-LGBTQ+ friends who grew up in intolerant households who became allies because of these books.
Books are powerful because they can help people to see other perspectives and learn about things they wouldn't otherwise know. Having books with queer characters will help queer kids to accept themselves, and it will reduce bullying and hatred because it will teach others that being LGBTQ+ is okay (and that bigotry is not).
Having LGBTQ+ books in schools and public libraries isn't going to hurt kids. Banning them will.
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hannah727 · 10 months ago
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A whole generation of kids get to grow up and say “Jojo is the reason I came out” 🥺
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mrs8thwonder · 2 months ago
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Another Halloween pride flags and I am planning more Halloween pride flags so don’t worry no one will be left out
Pt.3
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thiccandpatheticc · 7 months ago
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Oh, I'm sorry, does YOUR animated movie have Oscar winner, monolith of acting, Olivia Colman, playing a goddamn EVIL PHONE? Does it, D*sney? No?
Does YOUR queer lead character have not even a whiff of gaybaiting about her?
Oh, and you'd never cast Eric Andre as an idiotic tech mogul named Mark whose technology has unforseen consequences on the collective faith of humanity?
then sit down, shut up and accept Sony as your overlord
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quid-is-a-skam-stan · a year ago
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Destielgate
I think the weirdest thing about this Destielgate is that some people act as if this is drama exclusively for hardcore Destiel shippers. It certainly is not. I’m not apart of the supernatural fandom, but how supernatural handled Destiel seriously affects me as someone of the LGBTQ+ community. In fact, it affects literally anyone who understands the significance of Destiel.  None of my friends watch supernatural, and yet everyday we talk about the newest Destielgate updates and every single day we talk about how ridiculous it is that they are trying to cover up the Spanish dub and how hurt we are that queer characters are being treated like this. 
I get updates about Destielgate from my queer discord book club where only like, 2 people have watched supernatural and none are actually dedicated fans of Supernatural. Despite all this we have in depth conversations about what is going on and trade the information we have discovered and we all are basically waiting in suspense to see what is going to happen to Destiel. Because how this ends, affects all of us. I feel like the episode writers, or CW, or whoever was in charge of this did not fully understand the impact of having lead characters of an extremely popular tv show come out as queer. I feel like they truly had no idea what they were getting into and no idea how important it was to the LGBTQ+ community that it is handled well. Because when I say queer representation saves lives? It LITERALLY saves lives but depending on how you handle it, it could have the opposite affect.
What truly baffles me is that Destiel did not need to become canon. Destiel shippers would have ben relatively fine with the ship not sailing because that is the nature of ships; they are almost never canonized. But they decided to make it canon in the most homophobic way possible. Yes, any representation is good, but what some do not understand is that a character declaring his love, not having his love reciprocated, immediately getting sent to Mega Turbo Super Hell (the empty) and then never being mentioned again except in a throw away line? Never being grieved over? Never having any resolution? these things that happened after the confession was a rapid devaluing of a character that was apparently very important before that episode. As soon as he declared his love for Dean, he was stripped of the value that the show had been putting on him. Castiel, a character who was well loved and an integral part of the storyline suddenly does not matter to people who previously would have died and/or killed for him right after he declared his love for Dean? That is where the problem lies. That rapid devaluing of Castiel as a character sends a clear message to any queer person watching the show: they do not matter. They are not valued or wanted and its better to stay silent than to speak your truth. It is better to be a closeted gay than openly queer because when you come out you could lose everything.
Yet another Bury Your Gays (tm) trope (with the huge chance of there being queer censorship) is the business of literally all of us in the LGBTQ+ community. This is not about a Supernatural ship anymore, it is about whether or not blatant homophobia and queer censorship will continue to go unchecked. It is about whether big companies will decide that queer lives are more important than money. It is about the LGBTQ+ community no longer being something inconveniencing, but rather something precious.  
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leighlew3 · 22 days ago
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Was just talking to somebody about the full clip of the Supercorp talk that aired in Canada (Part 1 and Part 2). And, wow. 
Literally Lena gives her this great speech about being who you really are, including talk of her parent “programming the magic out of her” which prevented herself from being who she really was -- a blatant metaphor for conversion therapy -- and says she thinks that’s the same for Kara. And then Kara talks about what it would be like to connect with someone on every level as the real her, then Lena says it’d be empowering, and suddenly Kara BREAKS down, removes her glasses (aka mask/pretend persona) and tells her what she means to her.... are you freaking kidding me? 
So at a lesbian wedding, you have Benoist making the acting choice to look to the side Lena was on while singing “We belong together.”. Then you have James saying he knows what he wants out of life now, and at that exact moment, Kara turns around as Lena approaches to tell her “Come on!” [back over to the party]. You then have Lena talking about a parent preventing her from being her true self but now she’s free and is being who she really is, and Kara wanting to come out and finally doing so thanks mostly to Lena, by her own tearful admission, during which she takes off her glasses (aka visually coming out to/with Lena again) to tell Lena what she means to her.
Everything that happened between Supercorp at the wedding was one big subtextual metaphor for being LGBTQ, being stifled, then finally coming out, in large part because of their love for each other. 
In the year 2021, leaving all of that to subtext instead of maintext, having them dance around each other under metaphors, is entirely unacceptable. 
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