Five Good and Gay things that happened this week: 5/11-5/17

This week was an embarrassment of riches when it came to good and gay things. Let’s get started.

 

 

1. Batwoman gets a trailer and its…really good. Even naysayers had to admit that the Batwoman trailer that dropped yesterday from the CW was all sorts of terrific. Not only does the show look themetically on point (all dreary and Gotham-y) but it also is unabashedly queer. Star Ruby Rose swaggers in, gives us a smirk or two, and I have to say, it’s working. Batwoman debuts this fall on the CW.

 

2. Congratulations to the people of Taiwan! After an initial ruling in 2017, and a two year deadline, the Taiwanese Parliament passed a progressive bill allowing same-sex marriage. What a happy day!

 

 

3. Witch, please. Motherland: Fort Salem is coming. The yearly upfront have given us some things to be excited about. This new Freeform action drama imagines a world where witched made a deal 300 years to save themselves and pledged to help the U.S. government protect itself. Now in the present, the witches have a new and sinister threat to deal with. Also, one of the leading characters, Raelle (Taylor Hickson) is queer. I’d expect nothing less from Freeform. More info to come as to the show’s release date.

 

4. Puerto Rico gets its first center for LGBTQ elderly. Yesterday was Honor LGBT Elders Day so the news of Puerto Rico’s first center dedicated solely to our community’s elderly is wonderful news.

 

Source: Giphy/SNL

5. The Kristen Stewart/Mackenzie Davis holiday rom-com gets backing and a release day. Get ready to make 2020’s holiday’s extra gay with the Clea Duvall directed lesbian rom-com, Happiest Season. The film will land in our hot little hands on November 20th, 2020.

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