It’s still January, but at least we have some good and gay things to be excited about!
1. Runaways is getting a second season. After a successful first season on Hulu, Marvel’s Runaways has gotten the greenlight for a season two. That means more rainbow lesbians and goth bi girls! In a deviation from the comics, the television series has made the feelings between Karolina (an alien who turns into actual rainbows, and actual Cinnamon Roll) and Nico (powerful witch and smitten kitten) reciprocated, which makes season two all the more exciting.
2. Ellen’s reign of television continues. Ellen DeGeneres is already the queen of daytime, and now she’s proven to be popular as a game show host too. Her show, Game of Games, where guests compete in outrageous challenges, was also picked up for a second season. The game show was inspired by the games that have appeared on her daytime show. No word yet if Ellen plans to push anyone else into a giant Jenga.
3. Retro same-sex love! This week, Daily Mail ran a piece on some truly gorgeous photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s, that featured women bravely sharing their love for one another. There’s toms in top hats, bathing beauties, and more.
4. Lesbian Iraq War Vet Gina Ortiz Jones is running for congress. Democrat Jones, an out lesbian, and proud Filipina-American, announced she is running for congress in Texas. If Jones wins her primary, she will be working to unseat Rep, Wil Hurd, a two-term republican. For only 36, she already has an impressive resume, and the support of Emily’s list among others.
5. Amazon’s Electric Dreams debuts with contributions from queer women. In Amazon’s answer to Black Mirror, they have taken sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick’s short story anthology, Electric Dreams, and brought it to life. At the helm of the show is Dick’s daughter, Isa Dick Hackett, an out lesbian who has assembled an exciting group of actors, writers and directors including out queer women like Dee Rees (Mudbound, Pariah) and Anna Paquin (True Blood). Rees directs “Kill All Others” while Paquin plays a lesbian cop in “Real Life.”