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[NEWS] Five LGBTQ links: Ontario PCs, Bohemian Rhapsody, Scott Thompson, Internet, Check Please!

  • Ontario PCs have shamefully voted in favour of no longer recognizing gender identity. If this party, forming a government that has already invoked the notwithstanding clause, tries anything else against transgender people, let the fight start. Global News reports.
  • The essay of Peter Knegt at CBC Arts highlighting problems of queer representation in Bohemian Rhapsody needs to be read. Why is so much of the queer content fictionally represented as negative?
  • Peter Knegt at CBC Arts points out that Scott Thompson deserves to be recognized as a Canadian treasure.
  • This Jon Shadel essay at them exploring how the Internet opened up new channels for communication and self-identification as a queer person speaks deeply to me.
  • The Houston Chronicle explores Check Please, Ngozi Ukazu’s fantastic queer hockey webcomic.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

  • Architectuul looks at how, in Communist Romania, postcards sent from the resorts ot the Black Sea coast were used to bolster the image of the regime.
  • Bad Astronomy notes the evidence for a recent planetary collision in the young system of RW Aurigae A.
  • Crux visits the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, at present the main spaceport for human passengers on Earth.
  • D-Brief notes how radial velocity methods can be used to quickly find exoplanets with relatively distant orbits around their star.
  • Dead Things notes evidence that Neanderthals did make use of fire.
  • Hornet Stories notes an interview given by Barry Humphries, the actor behind Dame Edna, in which he reveals pro-Trump and anti-trans opinions.
  • At In Media Res, Russell Arben Fox grapples with the possibility of human technological civilization not being sustainable, not being natural.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at how early modern alchemists imagined human beings might be created.
  • Drew Rowsome celebrates the reappearance of Buddy Cole, the signature creation of Scott Thompson.
  • Towleroad shares an extended interview with Steven Canals, the screenwriter behind Pose, talking about this series’ background and his goals.
  • At the Volokh Conspiracy, Jonathan M. Adler deconstructs the argument of Michael Anton against birthright citizenship in the United States.
  • At Worthwhile Canadian Initiative, Livio di Matteo wonders what Trump’s incessant political Russophilia has in common with the CoDominium of SF writer Jerry Pournelle, a Russian-American alliance aimed at dominating the world.

[NEWS] Five LGBTQ links: Saskatchewan, Wojnarowicz, Trump and Putin, Scott Thompson, Blued

  • This history of LGBTQ life in Saskatchewan by Valerie Korinek sounds fascinating. Has anything been done in Atlantic Canada, I wonder? Global News reports.
  • This Artsy editorial is quite right about the importance of David Wojnarowicz, artistically and politically. I own a copy of his Close to the Knives.
  • There is, I have to conclude, at least some homophobia in the jokes about Trump and Putin being a couple. It’s quite quite possible to be a straight homophobe, for starters. Vulture deconstructs the meme, here.
  • Scott Thompson is a national treasure. Read this CBC Day 6 interview.
  • CBC takes a look at the roaring success of China-oriented gay dating app Blued, with tens of millions of users.