DC Comics Cancels Its Only Gay Superhero Comic Series Midnighter

by WILL KOHLER

DC Comic’s ONLY gay superhero character comic series Midnighter will end next month as the company readies for its new “Rebirth”.

Midnighter recounts the adventures of a kick ass gay vigilante superhero and while some believe like Dan Avery of NewNowNext that it’s not just another in a long line of recent a #BuryYourGays situation many disagree.

Fans of the character and comic claim that DC Comics itself is to blame for not really caring about the comics run.  While the reviews for Midnighter have been nothing but positive, the company itself was the brunt of quite a bit of homophobic backlash online when they first announced the gay superheroes run last summer and afterwards did nothing to promote the comic, not even in the LGBT and gay-geek community. Continue Reading


The Fill-in-the-Blank Gay Characters of Independence Day: Resurgence

by CHARLIE PURCELL

Roland Emmerich is an openly gay director. His last film, Stonewall, depicts one of the most important moments in America’s gay rights movement. He has a history of working with other queer filmmakers on either side of the camera (lest we forget, the original Independence Day costarred Harvey Fierstein). His movies tend to have messages of teamwork and inclusiveness. All that said, what the hell was he thinking with the gay couple in Independence Day: Resurgence?

For those who haven’t seen the ID sequel, which was just released on Blu-ray and DVD, be aware that there are spoilers ahead. Continue Reading


Jeffrey Tambor, Dax Shepard, Shay Mitchell to Present at Outfest Legacy Awards

by THE SEATTLE LESBIAN

Outfest, the non-profit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, announced this week that Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), Amy Landecker (Transparent), Dax Shepard (Parenthood), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Teri Polo (The Fosters), and Sherri Saum (The Fosters) will be presenting Legacy Awards to Jill Soloway, Sean Hayes and Freeform, respectively. Singer Samuel Larsen (Glee) is set to perform.

The 2016 Legacy Awards will take place on Sunday, October 23 at performing arts venue Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles, with head chef Neal Fraser (Redbird). Merrill Lynch will return as the Presenting Sponsor. Continue Reading


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