these were the most talked about things on twitter in 2018
Strap yourself in for a wild ride.
it’s time for a queer rom-com renaissance
Because queer audiences deserve their own 'When Harry Met Sally'.
lgbtq characters had the lowest representation in film since 2012, says a new report
This doesn’t look good.
does it matter who writes queer stories?
There is a storm brewing in young adult fiction. A new book on the AIDS crisis has furthered debate around who should get commissioned and paid to tell certain stories.
why i’m not coming all the way out
The act of coming out is framed as a significant rite of passage in the LGBTQ community. Love, Simon is the latest iteration of the coming out narrative, emphasising its importance. But for some, the consequences can still feel too high a cost.
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love, simon star keiynan lonsdale isn't scared to sing about kissing boys
After releasing the queer pop anthem Kiss the Boy, he tells i-D how Legend of Korra helped him come out.
love, simon captures the power of online anonymity for queer teens
In light of Craigslist's "personals" section closing, a look at the role online chatrooms, messages, and sex ads play in the queer coming-of-age story.
why ethan is the femme, gay hero of love, simon
Actor Clark Moore, who plays Ethan in Love, Simon, talks confidence, femme-shaming and going beyond the tropes.
why stans are so protective of call me by your name and love, simon
As stans battle it out on social media, we ask: is this genuine beef, or all a bit of fun? Let the gay-mes begin.
how the director of love simon made the gay love story teens need
Greg Berlanti, former writer of Dawson’s Creek and Riverdale, has worked hard to carve out representation for LGBTQ youth.
love, simon’s director is buying out entire screenings of the film so queer kids can see it for free
I’m not crying you’re crying.