Article by John Wigger, University of Missouri-Columbia What is it about televangelists Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker that continues to fascinate nearly 35 years after the fall of their evangelical empire? Jim Bakker still makes headlines selling survival food and miracle cures from his television compound near Branson, Missouri. While
When BB23 started, we discovered that we had been blessed by–at the least–a pretty decent cast. On top of that blessing, we got day one feeds so we could witness the early alliance formations. One of these alliances is The Cookout. They seemingly formed to ensure that this season wouldn’t be a repeat of past seasons where the people of color are alienated and then eliminated pretty early on.
A Federated Social Network? I’m sure there’s no need for me to explain to you what a social network is. You’re probably on Twitter and Facebook, and you’ve probably been on TikTok, Instagram, and other auxiliary social networks. When you log in to Twitter, you see tweets from other people
Article by Damien Ridge, University of Westminster It’s a Sin, the Channel 4 series following a group of friends navigating the HIV/Aids crisis in 1980s London, has been a colossal success. With 6.5 million viewers, it has the accolade of Channel 4’s “most binged new series”, and has received high
Article by Rachel Allison, Mississippi State University and Chris Knoester CC BY-ND For all of the gains LGBTQ people have made over the past few decades, sports remain a highly visible reminder that homophobia and transphobia persist. In recent years, more professional athletes, from U.S. women’s soccer team player Tierna
Article by Elizabeth Saewyc, University of British Columbia; Ace Chan, University of British Columbia, and Ashley B. Taylor, University of British Columbia Trans and non-binary youth in Canada continue to experience targeted violence and discrimination, however, according to the 2019 Canadian Trans and Non-binary Youth Health Survey, they are thriving
Article by Benjamin Hanckel, Western Sydney University and Shiva Chandra, Western Sydney University During COVID-19 lockdowns, a major concern for LGBTIQ+ communities, mental health professionals and academics was that young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning, intersex and asexual+ people may suffer from being stuck in transphobic, biphobic or