Lesbian horror, nonbinary news, and more fill this week’s Good and Gay. From new details about queer docuseries Equal to a nonbinary parent and their son doing an epic bike ride to raise funds for a trans organization, we’ve gathered the brightest moments from the queer internet in one place just for you!
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Actor Sara Ramirez shares nonbinary identity
Bicon Sara Ramirez, best known for their role on Grey’s Anatomy, has opened up about their gender identity. Ramirez, who first listed she/they on her Instagram profile around a year ago, has since added her nonbinary identity explicitly. In the Instagram post where they share a new profile pic, they also share their exploration of gender: “In me is the capacity to be Girlish boy, Boyish girl, Boyish boy, Girlish girl, All, Neither, #nonbinary.”
Equal docuseries announces fleshed out descriptions and casting
The new docuseries Equal, which was originally announced in October, has announced some exciting updates for the series which will premiere in October for LGBTQ+ History Month. Casting announcements include: Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp, Shannon Purser, Heather Matarazzo, Jamie Clayton, Isis King, Samira Wiley, and Gale Harold. All will be portraying trailblazing LGBTQ+ activists who fought for justice and equality in the U.S. leading up to the Stonewall Riot. Part one documents the rise of early LGBTQ+ equality organizations, part two examines trans identities specifically including the 1966 Compton Cafeteria Riots, part three explores Black LGBTQ+ civil rights, and part four leads into the Stonewall Riots.
Equal will be available on HBO Max starting in October.
Nonbinary parent and son cycle 1,000-mile Tour de Trans
In the U.K., Paeton and their son Callum have just completed a 1,000-mile bike ride to raise awareness about trans rights. The ride that they are calling the Tour de Trans also serves as a fundraiser for Chrysalis, a charity that helps trans, nonbinary, and questioning folks and their families. Paeton has received a lot of help and support from Chrysalis and wants to help others. “I’ve come a long way in a short space of time. I’m 53, struggled with gender incongruence my whole life. I started to hide it during my teens. And by the time I finished uni and entered the corporate world – I’ve kept it locked away since then. In the last six months, I’ve come through a lot.” They also say, “Chrysalis has supported me with counselling, phone calls, support groups, reaching out to me. And moving mountains to make this all continue under the lockdown. It’s vital and lifesaving work, for people going through difficult and even traumatic times. For me, this bike ride was an opportunity to pay it forward.”
Lesbian horror film Monstrous brings Bigfoot-horror to streaming
Monstrous suggests that Bigfoot may not be the benevolent aunt of the forest we imagined. Or well, at least at first. When Sylvia’s friend disappears, she decides to search for her and runs into Alex. When sparks fly, these two grow close quickly in a cabin in the woods. Lesbians! But is Bigfoot the real horror hiding in the woods or is someone a little more human responsible?
This weird little horror flick comes from screenwriter and actor Anna Shields (Little Bi Peep) and Director Bruce Wemple.Monstrous now available on demand and DVD from Uncork’d Enter