Art imitates life, life imitates art, and the media’s portrayal of the bisexual isn’t always the nicest.
Tag: LGBTQ+ Representation
Note: Spoilers for the first half of the episode The Last of Us has recently taken fans by surprise once again — and this time, it’s not through a fungus-filled jumpscare. ‘Long, Long Time,’ episode three of the ongoing television series, had fans enthralled in an unforgettable love story between two of the hit video game’s […]
The sensuous depiction of Clarissa Dalloway and her close friend Sally’s veiled romance in Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway quickly comes to mind when I think of bisexuality in literature. Described as Clarissa’s most “exquisite moment of her whole life,” almost “religious” when Sally “stopped; picked a flower’ and “kissed her on the lips”. Virginia Woolf’s book […]
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 […]
Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Liberation Officers have begun a campaign urging the University of Edinburgh to show their support for transgender students and staff at the university. The Liberation Officers started a petition, which has so far gathered almost five hundred signatures, asking the university to release an official statement in support of the […]
Rating – ⭐ Who needs enemies when you have Friends like these? The Aniston and Schwimmer ‘real life’ love story mirroring the fictional storyline appeared a decoy for dealing with any real issues, proving unaccountability as the true hallmark of the 90s show. Goodbye, old Friends – It’s been great avenging the past and demanding accountability. A former […]