Queer Thoughts on IT: Chapter 2

As an avid fan of contemporary horror, I don’t often expect to witness profound elements of romance in the films that I see from this genre. So to say that the tragic queer love story that was portrayed in IT: Chapter 2 (2019) took me and the fans of the franchise by surprise, would be an understatement. However, it would not be factually correct to say that it was entirely unexpected:  the queer subtext and ambiguityaround one specific character- Eddie Kaspbrak, and his relationship with his best friend and fellow…

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Has the Ballon d’Or Found its Most Fitting Candidate in the Most Unlikely Player?

Megan Rapinoe with her back turned, displaying her number and surname

Football has always been a universal sport that brings people together from all walks of life. Almost 3.5 million people watched the 2018 World Cup final from all over the world. Although in recent months certain events have transpired that suggest the contrary, as bigots, racists, and homophobes have begun tarnishing the popular sport. The number of blatant racist attacks on players has increased dramatically, namely England’s game against Bulgaria where the game was almost suspended due to racist chants. Ligue 1 had a total of 20 homophobic reports in…

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Str(hate) Pride: An Open Letter to the Mayor of Boston

In response to Boston’s recent ‘straight pride’ parade, Caleb Evans explains why the need for ‘straight pride’ is, and always will be, nonexistent. Dear Mr. Marty Walsh (Mayor of Boston, USA), Respectfully, I must address the issue of the August 31st straight “pride” parade. It has come to my attention that the handling of the event was an abject failure on your part. Allow me to explain, in the following letter, how your mismanagement of the controversial matter derailed decades of progress towards equal LGBTQ+ rights, and how the resulting…

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