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Viewer Beware: We Need More LGBTQ TV Role Models for Kids – BLARB
Game of Thrones fanart by BDOne. Social media has changed our aspirations. Those mixed feelings and extreme highs and lows are something model and activist Naomi Shimada and fashion journalist Sarah Raphael explore in their new book Mixed Feelings: Exploring Modern Life and the Internet, One Discussion at a Time. With their book they explore what the internet and social media is doing to our minds, bodies and hearts, while celebrating difference at the same time. Read an extract below.
Disney introduced for the first time a storyline for a gay character on the fan favorite tween TV show, Andi Mack. Not everyone is happy. In the series, year-old Cyrus Goodman is coming to terms with the fact that he is gay and has a crush on his male best friend. He confides in his friend Buffy who reassures him that she supports him and will always be there for him. However, they never shared a kiss, talked about starting a family, or participated in National Coming Out Day.
However, it is only relatively recently that developmental scientists have conducted controlled studies with one clear aim in mind, which is to go beyond mere stereotypes and accurately identity the most reliable signs of later homosexuality. In looking carefully at the childhoods of now-gay adults, researchers are finding an intriguing set of early behavioral indicators that homosexuals seem to have in common. And, curiously enough, the age-old homophobic fears of parents seem to have some genuine predictive currency. But it is, at least, probably fairly accurate. Although not the first scientists to investigate the earliest antecedents of same-sex attraction, J.