So yeah if you put in anything remotely LGBT+ related, it’s too impure for the children. Okay.
oh my god?????
Y’all wanna know another kicker? Restricted videos become demonetized. Some content creators are having their entire channels restricted (for a wide variety of reasons, not just LGBT stuff).
What this means, though, is that LGBT YouTubers are at serious risk of losing every penny of income from their channels. For some people, that’s their entire career. They rely on ad revenue to live. Many big channels support an entire crew of people working to make videos; personalities, editors, camera operators, artists, etc.
Google thinks we’re so inherently dangerous to children that they’re willing to ruin our livelihoods, and the livelihoods of everyone associated with us, in order to make the platform more appealing to big-name advertisers.
That’s it. That’s the whole reason for the crackdown.
They don’t care about their community or their creators. They only care about advertisers.
And they’re more than happy to throw LGBT people and their allies under the bus to win their favour.
I don’t have much to add other than this fucking SUCKS and I hope YouTube gets their act together post-haste
Ganges 6 will be out soon. I am proud of this comic book. You can pre-order it from What Things Do (link). I believe in tradition so I am posting about it here on Tumblr. I would appreciate it if you would help me spread the word, ask for it at your favorite bookstore, or tell a friend who you think might be into it this sort of thing. Thanks——
Kevin Huizenga’s long-running Ganges is one of my absolute favorite comic series. If you haven’t sampled it before, you owe it to yourself to hunt down one of the earlier issues, and you should absolutely ask your local comic shop to stock this forthcoming new installment.
Coming out is never easy — and when you’re coming out to someone who’s more than 60 years your senior, there’s more to overcome than in the usual “here, Grandma, let me explain the internet” conversation. But when 11-year-old Gavin Cueto told his grandma that he’s transgender, it was surprisingly smooth sailing. In fact, Nana Elaine puts any tired stereotype about close-minded older folks to shame.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance review copy of Titan Comics’ forthcoming series set in the world of Kim Newman’s “Anno Dracula” series, written by Newman with covers and interior art by Paul McCaffrey. I am a HUGE fan of the Anno Dracula stories (and of Newman’s work in general), and in fact I’m currently in the midst of rereading the entire series (I just finished Dracula Cha Cha Chalast night and am about to start in on Johnny Alucard). If you’re unfamiliar with the series, the basic conceit is “What if Dracula had won?” The first book in the series takes place in an alternate history where Dracula managed to best the fearless vampire hunters lead by Abraham Van Helsing, and went on to marry Queen Victoria and become Prince Consort. Together the two rule over an England where the living and the undead rub shoulders, and in subsequent installments Newman explores an alternate history in which vampires and humans co-exist openly. Part of the appeal of the series is that Newman mixes in fictional characters from a wide variety of sources in his cast, and for the hardcore fan there’s a lot of fun to be had in playing “spot the reference,” but the stories are structured in such a way that one needn’t have any prior knowledge, either of the characters or the historical setting, to read and appreciate them.
For anyone who has enjoyed any of the Anno Dracula novels, this new comic series is going to be a treat. Newman’s script is taut and clever, and the art by McCaffrey is absolutely gorgeous. But anyone who is unfamiliar with the series will find Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhew a perfect introduction to that world. This is not an adaption of any of the previously published novels, but an original story that takes place a few years after the events of the first novel, featuring characters from various points in the series along with several newcomers.
Anno Dracula is one of my favorite book series, written by one of my favorite writers, and I’m thrilled to see it expand into the comics medium. Look for it in better comic shops everywhere on March 22nd.