Thursday, November 12, 2020

'Bury Your Gays' trope is powerful reminder of what LGBTQ people are fighting against


From YouTube:

Throughout the many LGBTQ stories that have been told onscreen, there is one dominant theme: suffering. From the "Bury Your Gays" trope that sees queer characters dying far more frequently than straight characters, to stories that foreground the struggles of LGBTQ lives, we rarely allow them to be happy. So why have we insisted on making queer characters miserable? Here’s our Take on how this trope has dominated LGBTQ representations over the years, and whether we can get to a place where suffering isn’t always part of their story.

The video is powerful and worth watching. It's reminder that in terms of LGBTQ progress, the struggle isn't over.

Related post - Bury Your Gays

'Biden adds transgender veteran to his transition team' & other Thur midday news briefs


President-Elect Joe Biden

Biden adds transgender veteran to presidential transition team at Department of Defense - In addition to several other LGBTQ people added to Biden's transition team. This is good so far.

"10,000 Portraits of Queer America" Bring Joy and Sanity - I think I may have posted this as a news brief item a while back. If I did, so what. I'm posting it again. Such a wonderful project. It brings me comfort to simply see the pictures.