Welcome back to Queer Beats, your weekly one-stop shop for queer television news! This week was full of surprises, like a Noelle Stevenson fic and a Station 19 reunion!
If you read my Queer Beats post from last week, you will know that I focused on Black voices from the queer TV community that spoke up about the mistreatment of Black actors in the industry. Many also participated in the Black Lives Matter protests that continue to happen across the country. I will continue to cover these issues in Queer Beats and, if you are able, please consider donating to Bail Funds or Mutual Aid organizations in support of the BLM movement.
Batwoman rumors have been swirling since it was announced that Ruby Rose would be leaving the show. One particular rumor got the fandom really riled up, which was the possibility that Kate Kane would be killed off to make room for a new character to suit up as Batwoman. This was particularly cruel because, as we all know, the “Bury Your Gays” (or Queers) trope is extremely triggering for us. Thankfully, we can all trust in Caroline Dries, because she made sure to let everyone know that BYQ will not be happening on her show:
Harlots was cancelled by Hulu:
But Hightown was picked up for a second season!
I’m still sad about this…
QFX’s virtual convention is coming soon and they have been making guest announcements, including a Lost Girl panel!
The ODAAT animated episode is coming out this week and it’s going to be SO GOOD! Everyone get ready to scream over the featured guests…
Indya Moore continued to bring awareness to the violence that Black trans people face:
If you are in the She-Ra fandom, you will know that things got crazy this week when it was discovered that Noelle Stevenson, the showrunner, wrote a fic that was posted on AO3. Never give a queer fandom a challenge because y’all know they will meet it! So they found the fic and it’s amazing and here it is in case you haven’t read it (also, yes, that is her art):
They continued to answer questions…
The whole thing is still up on Instagram but here are a few more pictures to make you smile:
Sometimes, amongst all the darkness, there’s a little bit of light. And that’s how I felt about this news. This week, Chyler Leigh came out as queer and talked about how Alex’s coming out storyline made her realize that there was some truth to it for her as well. I use the term “queer” liberally because she also discussed disliking labels. I’m glad she felt supported enough by the fandom to come out and I just LOVE HER A LOT!
And that’s it for Queer Beats this week! Always thorough, always professional, never random.