Good and Gay: vampires, mysteries and more

It’s another Good and Gay day in the neighborhood—and we’ve gathered the best the queer internet has to offer this week in one convenient place for your reading pleasure. We know things are stressful, so we’re here to help you remember that there are still reasons to celebrate and still much to find joy in.

For instance, did you know that Beacon Hill the Series is back?! Our awesome web series has launched Season 2 today! Come check it out and buckle up for a wild ride of a season. Politics! Drama! Lesbians! Oh my!

Bit gets a digital release—mashing queer girl gangs with vampires

There is only one rule for vampires in this world: No boys allowed. Well, you can eat them, you just can’t turn them. Bit is a delightful take on vampires and received critical acclaim during its festival circuit. The story centers on Nicole Maines’ character, a young trans girl who has just relocated to SoCal and gets turned on her first night in LA. You’re not going to want to miss this fun queer girl gang of vampires when they make a bloody splash at their digital release on all major platforms on April 24.

Curve Media presents a global LGBTQI virtual festival

In response to coronavirus, Curve Media has launched a virtual festival that is bringing together hundreds of LGBTQIA artists. These artists are sharing their insights and projects online—the whole festival is aimed at creating connection for folks during self-isolation. And, Bella Books authors are taking part! On Saturday, April 18th at 7:30pm EST, Ann Roberts is hosting a panel featuring Karin Kallmaker, Catherine Maiorisi, Stacy Lynn Miller, and Melissa Price. On this panel, our intrepid authors will be discussing personal persistence in extraordinary times and how exactly to amend your projects when the world changes. And, on Saturday, April 25th at 7:30pm EST, Rachel Gold is hosting a panel featuring Jessie Chandler, Carolyn Elizabeth, Becky Harmon, and Pol Robinson. This great panel is all about how literature transcends chaos—and what books are helping these authors stay centered in uncertain times.

Tickets are sliding scale to make the programming more accessible.

Hightown drops trailer for sexy, queer, dark mystery

The trailer for Hightown is now out. This sexy, queer mystery from Starz is set in Provincetown and follows Jackie Quinones (Monica Raymund) as she goes about solving the mystery of a dead body that washes up on the shore. Jackie is a queer fisheries agent with a substance abuse problem who isn’t afraid to go head to head with the cops to get justice for the dead girl she finds. Catch the series premiere Sunday May 17th on Starz.

Indya Moore, Roxane Gay help pay for people’s expenses during coronavirus

Coronavirus has been particularly hard on LGBTQ+ folks. That’s why it means so much when LGBTQ+ folks provide mutual aid to one another. Indya Moore, star of Pose, has set up a mutual aid CashApp to help support Black queer and trans folks during this time. Roxane Gay, the author of several exceptional works including Hunger, has also done her part to help folks secure groceries. Both encourage people to give funds directly to those most impacted.

Queer millennial comedy Avocado Toast announces official worldwide premiere

OUTtvGO announced that Avocado Toast will premier May 18th. The short-form series will be available to stream on Amazon Prime. Centering on Molly and Ellie, the series explores sexuality, love, friendship, and learning to see your parents as people. When Molly comes out to her parents and lets them know she’s bisexual, she doesn’t expect them to come out as swingers. Meanwhile Ellie finds out her mother isn’t exactly who she pretended to be. The two friends rail about their parents and rely heavily on one another for support. But, really, how different are Molly and Ellie from their parents in the end?

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