Where Babies Come From.
Queers are good at making families in all sorts of wonderful ways and it is time we had more books to reflect all these amazing versions of family, don’t you think?
Where Babies Come From is a great Kickstarter campaign resulting in a book to help us to talk about how babies are made with our kids, regardless of how your family went about it. Written by Cory Silberberg and illustrated by the amazing Fiona Smyth (and designed by Zab) I expect it to be pretty good, so I just pre-ordered a book!
Check it out:
Real life lesbian couples.
Afterellen has revealed the results of it’s Hottest IRL (In Real Life) Lesbian Couples poll and Ellen and Portia topped the list.
Chely Wright – Wish Me Away.
First Run Pictures is supporting out country singer Chely Wright‘s documentary Wish Me Away. Here is the trailer:
I’ll keep you posted on Canadian screening dates.
Mosquita y Mari.
Sundance always debuts queer films that are worth keeping your eye on. I’ve been keeping tabs on Aurora Guerrero‘s debut feature Mosquita y Mari and I am happy to report that it’s just been picked up by Wolfe Releasing.
“The film is a coming-of-age story about the relationship between two young Latina women in Los Angeles. The Film Collaborative will be release the film in theaters this year, with Wolfe handling VOD and DVD in 2013. Orly Ravid at The Film Collaborative brokered the deal.”
Amazing! I cannot wait to see this one. If you’d like to get as excited as I am about this film coming to theaters, check out the trailer:
Pretty pink ribbons.
All this talk of films to come, I figured I’d mention an important film that is currently playing across the country. Pink Ribbons is a doc that exposes the corporate underbelly of the pink-washed breast cancer fundraising schemes. The film is by Lea Pool who brought us queer coming of age film Lost and Delirious.
UK lesbian Band Aid.
Remember Band Aid? The charity supergroup in the 80′s that raised money for anti-poverty efforts?
Well if you’re wondering what Band Aid would look like if it was composed of leading UK lesbian musicians, The L Project has your answer. They released this song and all the proceeds will go to preventing high school bullying.
I was sad to hear of the untimely passing of well known Canadian painter Steve Walker. As a closeted kid in the 90′s I remember buying one of his greeting cards on the sly. I kept it in a secret place and would look at it from time to time for inspiration.
Now that I look at the image, it seems crazy that it’s one I felt I had to hide. When I revisited his work yesterday, I was also struck by how rare it still is to see images of gay men portrayed in such a gentle and human way.
If you haven’t yet heard Rae Spoon‘s cover of Whitney Houston’s I Want to Dance With Somebody then you’re in for a cathartic tear or two.
Really sad to see Whitney go.
Tiny extra cute moment
I’m suspecting I’ll need to cute overload this moment to help lighten the mood.
Will a French Bulldog adopting tiny piglets do the trick? I hope so.
What if there was a webseries about a pair of arguing, entitled, superficial lesbian homophobes – would you watch it? Do you already?
The Slope’s season 2 is out:
Here’s hoping we go into this weekend ready to laugh at ourselves and all the things we take much too seriously. Happy Friday Everybody!Tags:Aurora Guerrero, Books, Chely Wright, Children's books, Cory Silberberg, Fiona Smyth, Lea Pool, Mosquita y Mari, Pink Ribbons, Rae Spoon, Steve Walker, Suzy Malik, The L Project, The Slope, Things & Stuff, Webseries, Where Babies Come From, Wish Me Away, Zab