Because of the amount that we’ve raised for charity, some of our milestone incentives have been providing us with some VERY entertaining content.
So this was a story that I submitted a WHILE ago to an LGBTQIA+ anthology, and it ended up being rejected. I was a little sad, especially since I put my heart and soul in it, but I know that the publishing world can be very picky, so I didn't take it too personally. I …
This month has been…a whirlwind. Not necessarily the kind of whirlwind that rips off your weave and tears your Versace dress, but the kind that makes your blood rush so fast that you don’t really feel it until you’re sitting completely still.
As a community, it’s important to recognize these struggles, and do what we can to help alleviate the problems within it.
Love, Simon seems like your typical teenage rom-com about a high-schooler who’s not quite ready to come out yet, but it offers so much more. While the story focuses on Simon’s experience with learning about his sexuality through emailing another closeted high schooler, there are layers upon layers of social commentary about being a gay person in the modern day.
The show is empowering in a way that is so modern, and so relevant to so many different communities, that no matter who you are, you’ll find yourself learning new ways to love who you are.
As my experience in straight-centric environments becomes more expansive, I start to see why members of the LGBTQ+ community often lean toward spending time with each other rather than with those outside of it. However, the experience of interacting with other members of the community is no strut down the runway, either.