G.B.F. and the Closet

A few weeks back,  as my friends and I were flipping through the LGBT section of Netflix, the basement dark except for the glow of the TV and surrounded by more junk food than was humanly possible for four people to consume in one night, we stumbled upon the movie G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) It…

Kurt Cobain – The advocate worthy of being an icon.

Mention Kurt Cobain to anyone and they’ll think of three things: The 90s ‘I shop at charity shops/goodwill’ grunge movement, Nirvana’s 1991 hit ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, His suicide and entry into the 27 club, on April 5th, 1994. But one thing that went under the radar for many people was his stance on equality….

Why Representation Is Important

In the rare event that an LGBT+ character is added into a show, game, or movie, it is inevitable that controversy will arise. Naysayers are quick to question how appropriate it may be that children are exposed to a gay or lesbian individual, or why “everything must be gay now”. There is an answer to…

LGBT+ Representation in the Emmys

On July 14, 2016 the Television Academy announced this year’s Emmy nominations, which are surprisingly diverse. Looking at the nominations for television series there is a surprising amount of LGBT+ representation in the shows nominated. In the outstanding comedy series, nominations for five out of seven of the shows have main or reoccurring characters that are…