Hard to believe it‘s the final day of #TimbitTunes 😢Thanks to my awesome cohost @TheKidUpstairs for introducing me to a ton of new music 🎵 🤘🏼Tomorrow starts #MarchintoThe70s with the green eyed pixie @Lizpixie 🧚♀️Check out the rockin playlist https://spoti.fi/2U8oEiP
Still need to read this compilation which reminds us Love is Love and #AllToAll
Big congrats to the LGBT community in India! This is such a big win and a step more towards equality. 🙌🏻
Artwork from the tagged book 💙
I went into this book blind; I had no idea it was a book honoring those who were killed in Orlando during the Pulse shooting. It's very emotional at times. I love that the comic industry came together to make this. Definitely a worthwhile endeavour. Going on sentiment alone, this would be a 5 star book.
As far as the stories, they varied greatly. Some were outstanding, and others were so-so, but an important read nonetheless. 3 ⭐️
#heyJune #cometogether Yesterday 250,000 people celebrated the LGBTQ community in TelAviv ?️? Andy Cohen host of Bravo was the official ambassador said:
"It's also an amazing thing seeing gay pride flags flying everywhere next to the flag of Israel, Celebrating Pride in Tel Aviv is a beautiful celebration of gay rights and visibility in a region where many of the neighbors cannot live as their true selves or be who they were born to be.”
The Pulse Massacre was the one that broke me. Even now, almost two years later, I had to read this anthology of one- and two-page comics in small chunks. Some of them are far more successful than others, but they have one thing in common: each represents the creators trying to make sense out of Pulse. There are direct responses, recollections prompted by the massacre, reflections on love in all its forms, and more. When it works, it's devastating.
My library's FanFest event had an LGBT table in. I got a York Pride flag! 🏳️🌈🍁 The closest Pride events for June take place in Newmarket. Georgina here, at the library, does have a small carnival celebration, however building and vanishing in the same day. I've sure got a goal to see it this year!
On June 12, 2016 a terrorist opened fire at a gay nightclub, killing 49 people. In response, a group of comic artists and writers volunteered their talents to put together this anthology. Like most anthologies not every story will resonate with every reader, but I can pretty much guarantee no one can read this collection and remain untouched. The print book is lovely, but the digital version contains some additional pages that are worth viewing.
A pick because much of this was so beautiful it was hard to take, but all in all this is a super uneven anthology. I didn't understand some of the comics and thought there were quite a few that trivialized the tragedy. But that's my opinion and everyone grieves differently so pieces that felt off to me may be healing to others. I'm just happy that this exists. #letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon (way behind on the marathon because life is demanding!)
Although I'm giving this a "So-So," I have to say how glad I am this collection is out there. It represents a community coming together, pouring out their hearts through art to provide support & comfort in the face of hate & tragedy. The various pieces were hit-and-miss for me--some I didn't care for, some I loved, and some made me cry--but together they offer a beautiful diversity in tone and style, a fitting tribute to the victims & survivors.
Pretty much me, in a nutshell. 😅 I went to Spencer's on Monday, and found a Harley Quinn diamonds soft scarf, on clearance for 50% off. ♦️ I got it! - Then I went to Hot Topic and boldly bought a red plaid kilt. - I do happen to have a big white petticoat. 😹 I'm feeling totally super satisfied with myself.
Beautifully and deeply hearty. I enjoyed the vast variety of comic contributors, telling the tales of those lost, and of their families, plus some neat superhero tales in support for Orlando Pulse. There's a great LGBTQ+ relatable feel for every queer and ally reader. My best comic collectable! 💖🏳️🌈
I found 'Love is Love' at a comic shop, and certainly didn't pass the opportunity 🙂🏳️🌈 I picked it up, plus some mini Superman comic selections. - My dad was with me at the time, grumpy about Pride events, and anyway didn't notice it. - However closed as our folks may still be, this is an ultimate best supportive comic to help open hearts and minds to understanding diversity. 💖 #queerbooks #transbooks
Some of the comics in here were so wonderful. A few made me cry, because of their beauty and their sadness. A lot of them highlighted the awful hatred in our society, while showing the amazing outpouring of love that often goes hand in hand with tragic events. But, as with many anthologies, they weren't consistently great, some were so-so, some didn't touch me the ways others did, and some just didn't resonate. Though, I'm still glad I read it.
Just wanted to share this tweet from Perez Hilton and these photos from Tel Aviv's Annual Pride Parade "I am so excited to be the International Ambassador for Tel Aviv Pride 2017 and I‘m thrilled to be in this city with my children and to show them a place that I truly love. With all the awful things happening to Gay, Lesbian and Transgender people all over the world, I am so happy to be in a place that is so welcoming.” Google images
I was left with conflicted feelings about this anthology. Yes it's an amazing cause that should be supported! But the book itself is lacking, and often tone deaf. From the numerous bloody depictions of the victims to the lack of #ownvoices in this collection (there are some, but the majority are not). There are REALLY good entries, but they're often overwhelmed by the others. I wish this collection could've been more carefully curated.
This took some time to get through. The comics are only one or two pages each, but they are stunning - sad and hopeful at the same time. The collection was put together in support of those affected by the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL. If you have a chance, take a look at it.
Published in honor of those who died in Orlando, this anthology is a collection of narratives, poems and some powerful artwork, ranging from heartwarming to haunting. But as with any anthology, I liked some pieces better than others, but all of them are bound to make you choke. I especially loved the superhero stories. The intro by Patty Jenkins was thoughtful and moving.