HOW A MADEA HOMECOMING’S BRANDON BLACK MADE QUEER HISTORY

In A Madea Homecoming, the latest installment in Tyler  Perry’s Madeafranchise, the family celebrates Madea’s great-grandson’s college graduation. Enter Brandon Black as the valedictorian and star of the celebration, Tim, who plans to use the event to come out to his entire family. As in every other Madea film, it doesn’t take long for shenanigans and drama…

LIL NAS X, ‘POSE,’ ‘ETERNALS’ & MORE GET 2022 GLAAD MEDIA AWARD NOMS

It’s once again time for the GLAAD Media Awards, where the LGBTQ+ advocacy organization recognizes media for accurate and inclusive representation that pushes depictions of the LGBTQ+ community forward. Some of the big nominees include Eternals, tick, tick… BOOM!, and West Side Story in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category, Dickinson, Gentefied, Love, Victor, The Other Two, and Special in…

HOW ETERNALS DIRECTOR CHLOE ZHAO BROUNG QUEERNESS, SEXUALITY & INTIMACY TO THE MCU

Warning! Some Eternals spoilers ahead! Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster title Eternals is finally in theaters, and besides starring an A-list cast that includes the likes of bi icon Angelina Jolie and fellow screen legend Salma Hayek, it’s notable for single-handedly bringing all sorts of on-screen representation of marginalized identities to a mainstream superhero flick! Eternals features so many amazing, badass women of all ages, a deaf…

🏳️‍🌈 “ETERNALS” INUNDATED WITH HATEFUL FAKE REVIEWS BECAUSE THE MOVIE HAS A GAY SUPERHERO 🦸🏽‍♂️

Marvel’s newest entry into the cinematic universe, Eternals, comes out later this week, but “review-bombers” are already at work trying to tank the film’s reputation. They haven’t actually seen the flick, which comes out on November 5. Instead, they’re upset that it includes the first out gay couple – the superhero Phastos and his husband Ben. Describing the…

‘ETERNALS’ DIRECTOR CHLOÉ ZHAO HOPES FILM’S GAY HERO ISN’T CENSORED OVERSEAS

Eternals director Chloé Zhao wants everyone to get a chance to see Marvel’s first gay superhero. Zhao, who won an Oscar for directing last year’s Frances McDormand-starring Nomandland, now has her first certified blockbuster coming out in the form of Eternals. Zhao didn’t just make one of the year’s biggest movies, though, she also made a movie with a gay…

GAY GEEKS, IT’S TIME TO MEET THE MUCs FIRST LGBTQ+ FAMILY

We’re only a month away from the release of Marvel Studios’ latest, Chloé Zhao-directed blockbuster flick The Eternals, and after being teased for years that the film is going to showcase some actual and meaningful LGBTQ+ superhero representation, it looks like all of our patience is finally paying off!  In a new teaser spot posted on Marvel’s social media channels…

ETERNALS STAR HAAZ SLEIMAN IS BREAKING MARVEL’S GAY GLASS CEILING

It’s been a breakout year for Haaz Sleiman. Since he came out in 2017, the Nurse Jackie star has appeared in several productions that tackle his intersectional identities of gay and Muslim. Notably, his episode of Apple TV+’s anthology series Little America, “The Son,” received a 2021 GLAAD Media Award for its moving portrayal of a queer Syrian…

DEPICTING LGBTQ+ PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA, WITHOUT STEROTYPES

Only one-fifth of people globally see LGBTQ+ people represented regularly in visual media, and when they do, the representation is often narrow and stereotypical. But a new project from Getty Images and GLAAD aims to improve the situation. Getty — which provides images to media companies, advertising agencies, and publications, including The Advocate — and the LGBTQ+ media…