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Review: Xenocultivars Anthology


Genre: Speculative Fiction LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Intersex, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Poly, Trans FTM, Trans MTF Reviewer: Lucy Get It On Amazon | Publisher | B&N | Kobo | About The Book This collection of speculative short fiction is about all kinds of queer growth, from emerging and developing to flourishing and cultivating. Whether they’re tender sprouts just beginning to discover themselves or deeply-rooted leaders fiercely defending those they love, the people in these stories have this in common: you can’t tell them what to do. They grow as they please. The Review I have always loved anthologies. They are like … Read more

Review: The Truthspoken Heir – Novae Caelum

The Truthspoken Heir - Novae Caelum

Genre: Space Fantasy LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Gender Fluid, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Agender Reviewer: Lucy Get It On Amazon About The Book RESIST THE CALL. CARE FOR YOURSELF. LOVE THE ENEMY. Arianna’s always been the perfect Truthspoken Heir, the obedient future ruler of her interstellar kingdom. But when Arianna’s royal shapeshifting abilities fail her publicly and disastrously at her engagement ball, she suddenly finds herself on the outside of the life she called her own. Dressa’s the perfect socialite, the opposite of her older sister’s rigid control. When her sister goes down with a mysterious illness and is sent away from … Read more

New Release: Deuces Are Wild – O.E. Tearmann

Deuces Are Wild - O.E. Tearmann

QSFer O.E. Tearmann has a new queer cyberpunk book out: Deuces Are Wild. They say to really free your body, you’ve gotta free your mind… America is waking up. People are standing up for each other and a future worth living in. But they can’t do it alone. Now, they don’t have to. The Democratic State Force is calling in favors across the nation. Members of Base 1407 and hundreds of other teams across the country are teaching the citizens how to fight back on their terms, with tactics that hit the Corporations right where it hurts–in the wallet and … Read more

New Release: Salvage – R J Theodore

Salvage - R J Theodore

QSFer R J Theodore has a new queer sci-fantasy steampunk book out: Salvage. Peridot is headed for its second cataclysm. War has broken ancient alliances, sealed borders, and locked down the skies. The Five, Peridot’s alchemist gods, have seen one of their number die and another fall in their efforts to protect their world from invaders beyond the stars. Defeated and diminished, they have ceased to answer the prayers of their people and have left the rapidly unraveling world to fend for itself. Talis and the orphaned crew of the lost airship Wind Sabre have a plan to set things to rights, … Read more

NEW RELEASE: Founder’s Mercy – Owen lach

NEW RELEASE: Founder's Mercy - Owen lach

QSFer Owen Lach has a new queer YA sci-fi book out, Neskan Chronicles book 1: Founder’s Mercy. Some secrets are worth dying for. Teenage best friends Adan Testa and Bo Shen have a plan. They’ll pull off an unlikely heist to earn their way over the wall, escaping Bolvar before serving their mandatory five years in the Bolvar Union Defense Force. But Adan has a secret talent that no one has seen in the five centuries since the First Explorers colonized Neska. And when the Union discovers Adan’s gift, they’ll do everything they can to learn his secret even if … Read more

Hollywood Fail: No Trans Characters in Major Films in Four Years

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There hasn’t been a single trans or non-binary character in a major Hollywood film for four years, proving Hollywood still has a long way to go towards LGBT+ representation. LGBT+ media advocacy organisation GLAAD released its ninth annual Studio Responsibility Index Thursday (15 July), which tracks the representation of queer characters released by eight major Hollywood studios in 2020. The study found that there were no trans or non-binary characters represented in any of the 44 films released by the eight largest film studios. According to GLAAD, this is the fourth year in a row that trans and non-binary characters … Read more

KICKSTARTER: Alia Terra: Stories from the Dragon Realm

Alia Terra: Stories from the Dragon Realm

One of our authors, Ava Kelly, is involved in a really cool nb/aro fantasy book project: Alia Terra: Stories from the Dragon Realm – a book of three all-ages queer fairy tales highlighting nonbinary characters, aromanticism, and personal acceptance from Atthis Arts. Written by Ava Kelly, illustrated by Matthew Spencer and edited by E.D.E. Bell, these stories in English and Romanian hold an important message: Our happiness is our own. Check out the updates while you visit the project page. Romanian culture, the art process, writing and a take on celebrating Pride. Spreading the word around and backing the book now will help us wrangle those … Read more

She-Ra Creator Says Lockdown Gave Them Push to Undergo Top Surgery

Noelle Stevenson has had a big year. First, the She-Ra showrunner came out as non-binary, and then they got top surgery. It was also the end of their groundbreaking series, Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – which massively flipped the status quo by centring a lesbian love story on a kid’s TV series Speaking to Out Magazine, Stevenson explained exactly why getting top surgery was so important to them, and how being at home during the pandemic helped them realise that. “Suddenly this year, I’m not going anywhere, not even into a coffee shop. So I’m not worried … Read more

Was This Viking Warrior Gender Fluid?

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An ancient Viking warrior who was given a hero’s burial may have been “transgender, non-binary or gender fluid”, according to researchers. Three years ago, the ornately dressed remains of a high-status Viking warrior from the mid-900s were discovered alongside swords, spears and two slaughtered horses in Birka, Sweden. Following studies, it was assumed that the remains of the Viking warrior were those of a female – a finding that threw into question a once commonly-accepted view that Vikings ascribed to traditional gender roles. Now, three years on, scholars are questioning whether the remains could actually have been those of a … Read more

Walking Dead Star Nico Tortorella On Bottoming, Queer Poly Relationship

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Nico Tortorella is on a mission to dispel stigmas around polyamory, gender-fluidity and bottoming. The Walking Dead: World Beyond star talked to Attitude for their November issue about their identity, polyamorous marriage and sex. When asked about the stigma attached to anal sex, they said the issue resonates from people thinking that the body part is a “dirty” or “filthy” place. “I think that is a deep-rooted issue with the body in general, whether you’re male-bodied or female-bodied,” they explained. Tortorella, who has previously confirmed they are sexually vers, went further to dismiss the notion that bottoming “is not masculine”, … Read more