On the day a clan of dead mermaids washes up on the shore of her hometown, the unnamed protagonist leaves her home of the City of Smoke and Lights and is taken to the Street of Miracles where she becomes friends with other trans women sex workers. After one of their number is murdered, the protagonist and a number of her new found family form the gang The Lipstick Lacerators and wreak their vengeance on the male visitors to the street. CW: transphobia, transphobic violence (including mentions of murder and rape), self-harm and suicidal ideation
A fancy dinner party goes south after the hosts reveal they are in a cult and encourage their guests to join. tw: attempted suicide, suicide, death, murder, home invasion, cults
Janelle Monáe is the Queer Hero We Need and Deserve
Janelle Monáe’s new album Dirty Computer dropped today and if you think I haven’t been listening to it on endless repeat then you, my friend, are sorely mistaken and also probably are unaware of how amazing an album it is. Don’t worry, by the end of this review you will be very aware. It has …
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Let’s Talk About Love
After a nasty breakup, Alice swears off dating for good. Then the super cute Takumi walks into her life and Alice is finally faced with having to deal with her whole “being asexual” thing.
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Two teenage girls navigate their relationship.
T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is crowned King of Wakanda, but as he determines the future of his country, the mistakes of his father’s (John Kani) past rise up to haunt him.
The Up-Side of Unrequited
Are There Lesbians? Yes What Happens? With twenty-six secret crushes and zero boyfriends Molly Peskin-Suso comes to the realisation that maybe it’s time for her to admit to her feelings and try rejection. The Verdict: Becky Albertalli has done it again! I don’t know how she does it but her books are so warm and …
Echo After Echo
Are There Lesbians? Yes What Happens? Zara lands the role of a lifetime acting as Echo in her favourite Greek tragedy - Echo and Ariston - however the increasingly demanding director requires she has no outside distractions, something that becomes more and more difficult as people being to die, and then there’s the small matter …
The Hate U Give
Are There Lesbians? No What Happens? After her best friend is shot and killed by a cop, Starr’s world irreparably changes. The Verdict: The Hate U Give is a beautiful novel, and one not for the fainthearted. It deals with complex issues of race and police brutality with an amazing amount of thoughtfulness and tact - …
Juliet Takes A Breath
Are There Lesbians? Yes What Happens? A Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx gets to intern with her favourite feminist writer in Portland. The Verdict: I got about two pages into this and realised I was completely in love. I have been annoyingly evangelical about it since I read the second sentence. The only …