Tales of the City LGBT Content on Netflix; Gay Teen Takes Straight Football Captain To Homecoming; LGBTI Progress In US Schools Slowing Down

Tales of the City LGBT Content on Netflix

Even though I have no doubt that I’ll watch this, I really don’t know much about Tales of the City. So it will be something completely new to me. As I’m sure it will for a lot of gay people. And I’m looking forward to it.

Per the official synopsis: “This next chapter follows Mary Ann (Linney), who returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter (Page) and ex-husband Brian, twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann returns home to her chosen family and will quickly be drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Dukakis) and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane.”

Here’s the link. It’s mostly about the cast. But I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more about it. 

Gay Teen Takes Straight Football Captain To Homecoming

This is like something right out of a bad m/m romance novel from 10 years ago, and I’m not totally sure how I feel about it yet. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but it’s still kind of sad that the gay kid can’t just go to his homecoming with another gay kid. We all know there isn’t just one gay kid in the school. It’s not something I would have added to a gay romance novel. 

Alexander Duarte, of Valley High School in Santa Ana, California, had long since come out of the closet to his classmates, including his best friend Erick Pineda. And with Homecoming coinciding with National Coming Out Day, Duarte chose to ask Pineda, captain of the Valley High football team, to go as his date to the Homecoming Dance.

You can check that out, here. The comments are interesting, especially one in particular who said this…

The straight boy nobly accepts, making him the hero of the story, sort of like the brother who takes his homely sister to the prom. All well and good, but this is not a feel good” story by any means.

LGBTI Progress In US Schools Slowing Down

This isn’t all that shocking, especially after reading the link above where they make everything sound so perfect and wonderful.

A new report from GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) reveals schools in the United States are slowing on LGBTI progress and safety for the first time in years.
Today they released their 2017 National School Climate Survey, looking at experiences of LGBTI students, as well as what resources schools provide.
Here’s the link. They even mention that some discrimination, namely with trans students, has increased. I highly suggest reading it in full to “get” the full meaning. 
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