The Powerful Transgender Narrative in Steven Universe 

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Steven Universe has always been invested in queer representation. Rebecca Sugar and her team have worked to present the lives and loves of LGBTQ+ people in ways comprehensible to kids and palatable to censors, building a story about found family and the freedom to love who you want out of a space opera about sentient…

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The Fathers Project Imagines a Radical World Where HIV/AIDS Never Happened

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While we’re now able to look back and see, statistically, how the earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic devastated the North American queer community, it’s impossible to quantify the impact that lost generation of lives could have had on the world had they lived. Leo Herrera’s The Fathers Project web series imagines…

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The Batwoman Series Starring Ruby Rose Nabs a Game of Thrones Director for Its Pilot Episode

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Ruby Rose’s debut as Kate Kane during the CW’s Elseworlds event last year was undeniably interesting—but the question it left everyone with was whether the network would ultimately end up moving forward with its potential plans to give the character her own Batwoman spinoff in the future.

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Steven Universe Just Had Its Red Wedding

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As wildly irresponsible as Rose Quartz’s rebellion against the Gem Homeworld has seemed from the Crystal Gems’ perspective, Steven Universe has always strongly suggested that it was a choice Rose was forced to make in response to the Diamonds being tyrannical matriarchs who couldn’t stop themselves from acting in bad…

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Runaways’ Creators Discuss the Team’s Evolution and the Importance of Found Families

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The teen heroes of Hulu’s Runaways spent an entire season working up the nerve to put their money where the show’s mouth is and actually run away. But the time that was put into actually fleshing out their characters was something the show’s co-creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage wanted to take in order to

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Super Drags’ Bawdy Queer Humor Is an Important Political Statement

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Even though the advertisements for Netflix’s latest superhero series, Super Drags, are all drenched in oversaturated colors and sparkles, there’s a reason the network has been so bullish about drawing attention to the show’s parental advisory warnings. For all the homages to classic hero cartoons like the PowerPuff

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/super-drags-bawdy-queer-humor-is-an-important-political-1830542152