20 LGBTQ+ Books for Teens Coming Out in 2020

LGBTQ+ representation in young adult literature is still on the rise, and this year’s crop of YA books shows signs the industry may finally be diversifying. Along with stories of white, cisgender teens are tales in which transgender, nonbinary, and intersex youth are the heroes and queer people of color get the spotlight.

Gender Affirming Surgeries Are Being Delayed or Canceled Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic

On March 13, the American College of Surgeons recommended hospitals across the country minimize, postpone, or cancel all scheduled elective surgeries because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many hospitals took that advice and shed certain procedures from the books, many transgender people were left with devastating setbacks as gender-affirming surgeries were canceled or indefinitely postponed as the question of which procedures are “elective” looms.

Supreme Court decision inspires ill-advised “Gay for Gorsuch” T-shirt orders

Many Americans were surprised when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of LGBTQ employment protections on June 15 — especially because Neil Gorsuch, one of the more conservative Supreme Court justices, authored the majority opinion. That same day, self-described “conservative-libertarian journalist” Brad Polumbo tweeted that he ordered an “I’m Gay for Gorsuch!” T-shirt, which is currently available on Redbubble.

Streaming Wars: How Did Peacock's Launch Stack Up Against HBO Max & Quibi?

As if timed to save us from our quarantine boredom, three new major streaming services launched over the past three months, with NBCUniversal’s Peacock joining the fray just weeks ago. So far, though, showdowns with Amazon and Roku have meant that Peacock’s feathers are ruffled, and HBO Max isn’t running at max capacity. The good news for those streamers? They haven’t had Quibi’s bad luck…

Gay poet vows to continue one poem until he dies, redefining endless love

A finite version of Alex Dimitrov’s poem “Love” appeared in the January/February issue of The American Poetry Review. But Dimitrov, a gay poet who also co-writes the popular Astro Poets Twitter account, wants to continue the poem for decades to come. “Once I started, I never wanted to finish,” he recently told PinkNews. “Of course, I had to because it was going to be published. And then one night I thought to myself, well, isn’t that why we have Twitter? The poem could continue indefinitely.”

Attn: filmmakers, we need more than ‘little moments’ of LGBTQ visibility

This Internet was abuzz this week that the news that Kristen Stewart’s character in the new big-screen reboot of Charlie’s Angels is “definitely gay.” How will viewers know that secret agent Sabina prefers the company of women? Apparently, there’s a “little moment” in the film. Elizabeth Banks, writer, director, and star of the film, tells PrideSource: So much of the time, “little moments” of LGBTQ visibility are all fans get. Think of Josh Gad’s “exclusively gay” LeFou sharing a two-second da
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