Category Archive: In the Media

RBG (Documentary Review)

Going into a matinee showing of RBG on Memorial Day last May, I was surprised at the number of people in the audience. The movie had been out for a couple weeks at… Continue reading

Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman by Lindy West

I honestly don’t know how exactly I came to know of Lindy West as a writer but for too long, she was someone I had heard about but never knew more than a… Continue reading

World AIDS Day.

Every year on December 1st, World AIDS Day is memorialized and many take today to talk about HIV/AIDS and support related organizations. While we’ve come a long way over the last few decades… Continue reading

Three Identical Strangers [film review]

Three Identical Strangers is a documentary about a true story that almost seems fake. In 1961, a set of triplets had been separated at birth and adopted out to three different families in… Continue reading

‘Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality’ by Sarah McBride

Coming out to her parents one Christmas Day years and years ago, Sarah McBride had no idea that her identity as a trans woman and a successful future could go hand in hand.… Continue reading

‘Quiet Heroes’ [film review]

When the HIV/AIDS epidemic first started in the 1970s, things progressed from confusing to terrible for an already marginalized community in the United States. However, there were two health professionals and a group… Continue reading

Queer Eye (Reboot)

In 2003, a new show premiered on Bravo: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The reality show starred five gay men (called the Fab Five) who were all ‘experts’ in five different fields:… Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesa Ramsey

In 2011, Franchesca Ramsey had been making YouTube videos on her Chescaleigh channel for a few years. Some were about her hair and how to style locs. Others were comedic, including a parody… Continue reading

Trans Roles in Media.

Recently, Scarlett Johansson made news after it came out that she will be playing a trans character in an upcoming movie. This is the second controversial casting news that Johansson has been a… Continue reading

Queer and LGBTQ+ Songs

In the summer of 2012, the Macklemore/Ryan Lewis song ‘Same Love’ got me through some pretty bad homesickness. I had just come out of the closet a few months before and was doing… Continue reading