Only when we are introduced to queerness structurally, though educational institutions, will we be able to transform our learning experience and move beyond understanding queerness as an aesthetic.
Tag: LGBTQ+ History Month
Does good representation matter?
‘Representation’ has been the word most often bandied around with the release of every new film featuring queer stories, no matter the genre. It makes sense – Hollywood has a long history of both erasing and vilifying queerness, most egregiously through the Hays Code, which banned depictions of LGBTQ+ individuals and any film that might […]
It is tempting to frame the history of queer representation in sport through the lens of positivity and optimism. Just last week, the prominent Czech footballer Jakub Jankto came out as gay, writing on Twitter, “I no longer want to hide myself.” His announcement was widely celebrated, as it should be. In September 2021, OutSports.com […]
This LGBTQ+ History Month is a particularly special one as it marks fifty years since the Stonewall Riots in New York. This was one of the fundamental events that was a major catalyst for the gay liberation movement that began in the late 1960s. To celebrate this, and to support the community and their history, […]