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lesbianmoviesheaven:

Bound (1996)

Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet’s crooked boyfriend Caeser.
No wonder this movie is known as “most lesbians favourite.” Go watch it!

Anonymous whispered:Seen Daphne? It's on youtube in pieces and it's set around the 50's:)

I’ve actually seen it in on tv. Surprise, surprise! On conservative russian tv…they probably didn’t know what’s in it.

"There’s this girl I have to talk to.."

More YA and YA-friendly books about LGBT characters of color

diversityinya:

By Malinda Lo

Last October, I posted a list of YA books about LGBT characters of color. It’s been tough to find more books, so these additions expand the goal slightly and are about (1) a queer person of color protagonist; (2) a queer protagonist in a romantic relationship with a POC; or (3) a main character dealing with queer POC parents as the central story line.

Please note: Not all of these were published as “young adult” novels; some are technically “adult” novels but are about young queer people of color coming of age. Links go to Barnes & Noble; descriptions are from Worldcat.

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The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Ten short stories about bisexual, half-Asian warlock Magnus Bane from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices trilogies.

Angry Management by Chris Crutcher (Greenwillow Books)

A collection of short stories featuring characters from earlier books by Chris Crutcher.

Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis (Random House Children’s Books)

In alternating chapters, sixteen-year-old twins Ysabel and Justin share their conflicted feelings as they struggle to come to terms with their father’s decision to dress as a woman.

Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole (Bella Books; originally published by HarperTeen)

Laura, a seventeen-year-old Cuban American girl, is thrown out of her house when her mother discovers she is a lesbian, but after trying to change her heart and hide from the truth, Laura finally comes to terms with who she is and learns to love and respect herself.

The Culling by Steven dos Santos (Flux)

In a futuristic world ruled by a totalitarian government called the Establishment, Lucian “Lucky” Spark and four other teenagers are recruited for the Trials. They must compete not only for survival but to save the lives of their Incentives, family members whose lives depend on how well they play the game.

For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Peter, the only boy among four siblings born to Chinese immigrants, is convinced he is a girl and must fight the confines of a small town as well as the expectations of his parents to forge his own path into adulthood.

Mariposa Club by Rigoberto Gonzalez (Lethe Press)

Four gay high school boys start a club, and when one of them is targeted in a homophobic incident, the entire school turns to them as a symbol of grief, fear and hope.

Sister Mischief by Laura Goode (Candlewick)

Esme Rockett, also known as MC Ferocious, rocks her suburban Minnesota Christian high school with more than the hip-hop music she makes with best friends Marcy (DJ SheStorm) and Tess (The ConTessa) when she develops feelings for her co-MC, Rowie (MC Rohini).

A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar (Penguin)

Nidali, the rebellious daughter of an Egyptian-Greek mother and a Palestinian father, narrates her story from her childhood in Kuwait, her early teenage years in Egypt (to where she and her family fled the 1990 Iraqi invasion), to her family’s last flight to Texas. 

Chulito by Charles Rice-Gonzales (Magnus Books)

Set against a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood and the youth culture of Manhattan, Chulito is a coming-of-age, coming out love story of a sexy Latino man and the colorful characters that populate his block.

Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal (Kensington Books)

Satyal’s lovely coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy’s transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned Hindu deity. Twelve-year-old Kiran Sharma’s a bit of an outcast: he likes ballet and playing with his mother’s makeup. He also reveres his Indian heritage and convinces himself that the reason he’s having trouble fitting in is because he’s actually the 10th reincarnation of Krishnaji. He plans to come out to the world at the 1992 Martin Van Buren Elementary School talent show, and much of the book revels in his comical preparations as he creates his costume, plays the flute and practices his dance moves to a Whitney Houston song. But as the performance approaches, something strange happens: Kiran’s skin begins to turn blue. Satyal writes with a graceful ease, finding new humor in common awkward pre-teen moments and giving readers a delightful and lively young protagonist.

Street Dreams by Tama Wise (Bold Strokes Books)

Tyson Rua has more than his fair share of problems growing up in South Auckland. Working a night job to support his mother and helping bring up his two younger brothers is just the half of it. His best friend Rawiri is falling afoul of a broken home, and now Tyson’s fallen in love at first sight. Only thing is, it’s another guy. Living life on the sidelines of the local hip-hop scene, Tyson finds that to succeed in becoming a local graffiti artist or in getting the man of his dreams, he’s going to have to get a whole lot more involved. And that means more problems, the least of which is the leader of the local rap crew he’s found himself running with. Love, life, and hip-hop never do things by half.

Love & Lies: Marisol’s Story by Ellen Wittlinger (Simon & Schuster) (America Latina lesbian MC)

When Marisol, a self-confident eighteen-year-old lesbian, moves to Cambridge, Massachusetts to work and try to write a novel, she falls under the spell of her beautiful but deceitful writing teacher, while also befriending a shy, vulnerable girl from Indiana.

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson (Penguin)

Almost-fourteen-year-old Melanin Sun’s comfortable, quiet life is shattered when his mother reveals she has fallen in love with a woman.

Thanks to Daisy Porter of Queer YA for many suggestions.

lesbianmoviesheaven:

Bloomington (2010)

Ever been hot for teacher? Well, then this movie is definitely for you! 
Former child actress, Jackie, attends college to search for her independence and winds up being romantically involved with one of her female professors, Catherine.
Hotness and drama ensues. Go watch it!

Anonymous whispered:you should totally do a TV show list

yeah well..i’ve been asked about it before, but i don’t post tv here, there are many blogs that do, so i feel like it’s unnecessary…i don’t even watch most of the shows that feature queer ladies (grey’s anatomy, rockie blue, last tango in hallifax etc.)

But I have infinite tenderness for you. I always will. All my life long.

La vie d’Adèle (2013) 

arianacrazy whispered:I've watched nearly all of the movies on that lesbian movies list and I'm in love with them all!

That’s cool! Time for another one?

queerbookclub:

gingerhaze:

YOU GUYS!! Thank you to EVERYONE who picked up a copy of LUMBERJANES #1 this week! We’re all so excited with the response. And if you haven’t gotten yours yet, it’s not too late!!
If you’re interested in finding it at a local shop, www.findacomicshop.com. A lot of stores have sold out, but if you request one, they should order more for you! And remember that pre-ordering from a comic shop is THE BEST way to ensure a copy for yourself and support the series.
It’s available digitally on comixology!
Or if you’re interested in print copies arriving at your door step, get it from BOOM!

This comic was SO GOOD! I had high expectations for it and they were all met. There were the first hints of its queer girl couple being coupley, but I didn’t even mind that it didn’t get too explicit yet - the whole comic is a big ball of girl-love-positivity and I loved every minute of it. The end pages include a music mix from one of the characters that includes some rad artists like Laura Jane Grace, Janelle Monae and Jenny Owen Youngs. Definitely worth picking up - for yourself or a young comics-lover in your life!

queerbookclub:

gingerhaze:

YOU GUYS!! Thank you to EVERYONE who picked up a copy of LUMBERJANES #1 this week! We’re all so excited with the response. And if you haven’t gotten yours yet, it’s not too late!!

  • If you’re interested in finding it at a local shop, www.findacomicshop.comA lot of stores have sold out, but if you request one, they should order more for you! And remember that pre-ordering from a comic shop is THE BEST way to ensure a copy for yourself and support the series.
  • It’s available digitally on comixology!
  • Or if you’re interested in print copies arriving at your door step, get it from BOOM!

This comic was SO GOOD! I had high expectations for it and they were all met. There were the first hints of its queer girl couple being coupley, but I didn’t even mind that it didn’t get too explicit yet - the whole comic is a big ball of girl-love-positivity and I loved every minute of it. The end pages include a music mix from one of the characters that includes some rad artists like Laura Jane Grace, Janelle Monae and Jenny Owen Youngs. Definitely worth picking up - for yourself or a young comics-lover in your life!