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Ladies First Looks Back On Queer News: June-July 2021

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Today in this grab bag Ladies First discusses recent events in queer news, including politics, publishing, and big-name, blockbuster representation.

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Further Reading:

  • Kori, Taylor. “Let’s Talk About Sex! (And Queer Patriarchal Purity Culture).” The Fandomentals (2021)
  • Taylor. “Daisy Of Magical Girl Friendship Squad Brings Up Questions On ‘Good’ Queer Rep (Part 1).” The Fandomentals (2021)
  • Taylor. “Warrior Nun Struggles As A Trauma Narrative (Part 3).” The Fandomentals (2021)


  • Agence France-Presse in Tbilisi. “Georgian cameraman dies after attack by far-right, anti-LGBTQ mob.” The Guardian (2021)
  • American Booksellers Association. “An anti-trans book was included in our July mailing to members.” @ABAbook — Twitter (2021)
  • Associated Press. “Proud Boy-Affiliated Anti-Transgender Rally At LA Spa Turns Violent.” HuffPost (2021)
  • Bailey, Sarah Pulliam. “A new Martin Scorsese-backed documentary follows a priest who ministers to LGBT Catholics.” The Washington Post (2021)
  • Bolies, Corbin. “Guardian Journalist Attacked at Violent Anti-Trans Rally Outside Los Angeles Spa.” The Daily Beast (2021)
  • Brake, Elizabeth. “Amatonormativity.” Elizabeth Brake — Wordpress
  • Cole, Brynna. “In the Heights’ Film Adaptation Gracefully Adds Queer Representation.” CBR (2021)
  • Dry, Jude. “After Decades Tirelessly Preserving Queer Film, Jenni Olson Finally Gets Her Due.” IndieWire (2021)
  • Mackey, Robert. “As Transphobes Rally Again at Los Angeles Spa, Police Attack Counterprotesters.” The Intercept (2021)
  • Maurice, Emma Powys. “American Booksellers Association apologises for ‘serious, violent incident’ after anti-trans push.” Pink News (2021)
  • Mitchell, Josh. “The Shedding of Yelena Belova’s Identity, in Marvel Comics 1998-2006.” Geeks (2020)
  • Morse, Ben. “Writer Devin Grayson on Natasha Romanoff, Yelena Belova, and the History of ‘Black Widow’.” Marvel (2021)
  • Newman-Bremang, Kathleen. “It Isn’t Just Gossip Girl — TV Has A Major Colorism Problem.” Refinery29 (2021)
  • Ni, Vincent and Davidson, Helen. “Outrage over shutdown of LGBTQ WeChat accounts in China.” The Guardian (2021)
  • O’Leary, Naomi and Scally, Derek. “EU sues Hungary and Poland for LGBT discrimination as legal fight escalates.” The Irish Times (2021)
  • Pfaff, Char. “Demisexuals Get Horny Too, You Know.” Salty World (2019)
  • Rose, Elle. “Stop lumping aromanticism in under asexuality when you say you support aces & say separately you also support aros for those not in the aspec communities challenge.” @scretladyspider — Twitter (2021)
  • Rothblum, Esther D. and Brehony, Kathleen A. Boston Marriages: Romantic but asexual relationships among contemporary lesbians. The University of Massachusetts (1993)
  • Rucka, Greg and Kordey, Igor. “Black Widow: Pale Little Spider #2.” Marvel (2002) (p. 9)
  • Serano, Julia. “Origins of “Social Contagion” and “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria”.” Whipping Girl — Blogspot (2019)
  • Serano, Julia. “”Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria”.” @JuliaSerano — Twitter (2020)
  • The Thinking Aro. “Women, Passion, and Celibacy | Introduction: Celibacy is Not Hereditary.” The Thinking Aro — Wordpress (2013)
  • “Wonder Woman #614.” D.C. Comics (2011)


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