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Unless you view its portrayal of fundamentalist Mormon polygamists in Utah as a metaphor for all misunderstood alternative families, gay content has been somewhat slim on HBO's Big Love -- especially considering the show's creators and executive producers, Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen, are life partners. But that's about to change in season 4, which premieres January 10, when the villainous Alby Grant, played by Matt Ross, finally gets a boyfriend. Having long struggled with his sexuality in secret, the power-hungry son of murdered prophet Roman Grant develops feelings for Dale Tomasson, a state-appointed trustee for the United Effort Brotherhood who's battling his own gay demons in a reparative therapy group. Ross, a 40-year-old straight actor who also played gay in American Psycho, kisses and tells Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen, the creators and executive producers of Big Love, have praised your "career-defining" performance in the show's upcoming fourth season. How are you feeling about the buzz? Matt Ross: It's very exciting. This season was challenging because I got to explore a part of Alby I'd never explored before, and it felt very unusual. People will see an Alby they haven't seen before, which is what I'm most excited about.Did you know when first accepting the role that Alby would be struggling with his sexuality? I actually did not know. In the pilot I only have, like, six lines, and I'm just sort of the son and right-hand man of Roman Grant. Really, up until the seventh episode, it wasn't clear who Alby was at all. Mark and Will had sort of pitched to me who Alby might become, so I had this idea about him, but it was never on the page. Frankly, all I did for most of the first season was just lurk in the background, tremble in fear, and say, "Yes, Papa," and "No, Papa." But in the seventh episode, Alby's sent by Roman on an errand into the city and picks up a male hustler. Even at that point and in that scene, I didn't know if Alby was gay or not. I still hadn't talked to Mark or Will about it, so I sort of answered it for myself that he was one of those isolated people who's so dead inside that he puts himself in dangerous circumstances -- like picking up a stranger -- in an effort to feel something.So when did you realize that Alby was gay?It wasn't until the following season, when Alby was in a police station, secretly implicating his father, that it said in the stage directions that "Alby is checking out the cops' butts." So at that point I was like, "OK, well, now it's pretty clear he has some sort of homosexual longing." I still hadn't discussed it with Mark and Will, but that's when I realized what that scene with the hustler had been about. Then there was an attempted tryst in a truck stop bathroom in the third season, and by then it was really clear, but it was still unclear whether or not he had ever acted on those feelings.

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Jack Fritscher notes that bears celebrate "secondary sexual characteristics of the male: facial hair, body hair, proportional size, baldness."[11] Since the late 2000s, cisgender women and transgender men with similar characteristics who identify as bears have begun to be recognized in the culture.[12][13]

A variety of media has been established specifically to cater to bears. The Internet comic strip Bear with Me centers around the life of the bear Andy McCubbin, a rich entrepreneur and heir to the Howell/McCubbin fortune, and his friends and family.[15] A vast majority of the other characters are also bears. The comics are created by Tim Vanderburg under the pen name Bruin.[16] In Tim Barela's comic strip, Leonard & Larry, a majority of the male characters are bearded men, some self-identified as bears, most not.[17] Another webcomic, Blur the Lines, frequently features bearish men and the two main characters, Rick and Drew, associate with the bear community; the former identifies as a chub, whereas the latter identifies as a chaser/cub. (See below for term definitions.) The events and characters depicted in the strip are inspired by the life of the author and artist, Bob Kusiak, who is also involved to some extent with the bear community.[18]

From Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird to Olivia Wilde's Booksmart, openly queer Feldstein has bucked convention as a staple of female-fronted, coming-of-age indies. Her next role may be the L.A. native's most high-profile. She'll star in the new installment of American Crime Story, playing Monica Lewinsky in the Clinton-impeachment-focused season.

THE TOP OF MY QUARANTINE BINGE LIST "Feel Good. My good friend Ally Pankiw directed it. And my fellow Canadian Mae Martin wrote and stars in it. Lesbian female director directing a lesbian hero in a story is the perfect remedy to a down day in quarantine."

Since coming out as queer in 2018, Monáe has released album Dirty Computer (a Grammy-nominated exploration of female sexuality), opened the 2020 Academy Awards telecast as a "black queer artist" and doubled down on her acting career. She stars in the second season of the Amazon thriller Homecoming and, on Aug. 21, in the horror feature Antebellum.

The French writer-director found global visibility with her 2019 period lesbian romance, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which won best screenplay and the Queer Palm at Cannes. But Sciamma has been exploring queer identity in her work for years, notably in 2011's Tomboy. Behind the scenes, Sciamma is a staunch advocate for female directors and was a key organizer of the 2018 women's protest at Cannes.

LGBTQ STORY I'D LOVE TO SEE ONSCREEN "The journey of a nonbinary person realizing they feel most stable when their own gender is constantly moving. Folks who feel male and female and both and neither in a constantly swirling whirl need their heroes, too."

THE PERSON I THINK DOESN'T GET ENOUGH CREDIT FOR THEIR ACTIVISM "Mandy Harris Williams (@idealblackfemale), who is constantly doing imperative work to counteract the anti-black status quo."

Ian Tanner coasts through life denying the spark of anger beneath his laid-back exterior.When school politics and personal lives become a battleground, the pair find that what they share may just be their only safe haven.For those looking for a gay romance graphic novel that is a bit darker and an enemies to lovers story, check this one out.

The Sacred Band of Thebes was trained, housed, and paid for by the Greek city-state of Thebes. They were professional fighters, which was quite unusual in ancient Greece. Even more unusually, the Sacred Band was made up of 150 pairs of male lovers, the only known fighting unit comprised in such a way that ancient Greece ever produced.

Gorgidas handpicked the 300 men, chosen for their physical attributes and military merit, as well as the fact they were all same-sex lovers. Although debated by historians, the idea of such a fighting force could have been inspired by the earlier writings of the Greek philosopher Plato in his Symposium. In this text, Plato argued that a division made up entirely of male lovers could conquer the world.

According to the Greek historian Plutarch, who provides us with most of the information we have about the Sacred Band, the men swore a sacred vow to one another at the shrine of a divine Theban hero called Iolaus. Iolaus also happened to be one of the lovers of the famous Greek hero Hercules.

Between 1990 and 1992, a series of ads for American Brands' Montclair featured an aging, nattily dressed man sporting an ascot, a pinky ring in lieu of a wedding ring, a captain's hat, and an orgiastic expression. This was perceived as a gay or effeminate persona by many readers and media analysts, a reading that American Brands denies. Benson & Hedges, for its part, touted a series of gay-themed ads for its Kings brand in Genre, a gay fashion and lifestyle magazine, as well as in Esquire and GQ, which have significant gay male readerships.

Marlboro, the most popular cigarette brand among gay men, has flaunted the brand's rugged hypermasculine image in venues calculated to appeal to gays. For example, one large billboard features a close-up of a substantial male crotch clad in weathered jeans with a carton of Marlboros slung in front of it. The image hangs between 2 gay bars in San Francisco's Mission district.12

But Big Tobacco's siege of the African American community didn't stop there. It proceeded to kill with corporate kindness. In the 1950s, boardrooms and marketing plans tended toward the male and monochromatic. But the top 5 American tobacco companies had discovered that there was green in Black communities, and the tobacco industry offered African Americans influential work and well-paid careers when other companies barred Blacks from their boardrooms.

Companies also target children by sexual orientation. As with lesbian Virginia Slims and gay male Montclair campaigns on the early 1990s, the targeting is covert, but it exists. Strategies by which tobacco companies have increased the targeting of LGBT youths include the following:

In sum, one can see dramatic parallels between tobacco's courtship of the LGBT community today and its targeted marketing of African Americans decades ago. The industry gave African Americans the corporate attention and acceptance they craved, advertising in their media and neighborhoods. It became a generous and attentive corporate friend, investing heavily in African American organizations of every stripe. It hired many African Americans and non-White women in positions of responsibility in an era when boardrooms were male and monochromatic.

In the same way, Alexander the Great and Hephaestion have been characterized as "close friends" by scholars and historians while primary sources strongly suggest they were lovers. In the case of Sappho of Lesbos, it could well be she was assuming a persona in her poetry, but ancient writers understood her as a lesbian and she inspired the terms "sapphic" and "lesbian" as regarding feminine homosexuality. The others on the list leave no doubt as to their sexual orientation and preference. 041b061a72


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