Entries by B.J. Epstein from 02/2013

We Need to Talk About KidLit

| Posted 02.04.2013 | Huffington Post

There some amazing literature published for children and young adults - literature that can and should be read by people of all ages - but besides it being entertaining, moving, disturbing, and educational to read, it is also fascinating to study and discuss.

Promiscuous or Shy? What We Can Learn From LGBT History Month

| Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

What I'm thinking about during this particular LGBT History Month is how LGBT sexualities are portrayed in young adult literature. I'm frequently interested in what messages we send to young readers through literature, and I think LGBT literature in particular can be quite a problematic area.

Sadistic and Decadent: Queering Video Games

| Posted 02.13.2013 | UK Tech

LGBT History Month is a good time to consider whether and, if so, how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are represented in popular media. While TV shows, films, and books are frequently analysed, one form of popular media that might get forgotten is video games. So how do video games depict LGBT people and why does this matter?

Alphabet Soup History Month: Labelling Communities

| Posted 02.18.2013 | UK Lifestyle

So, is February LGBT History Month? LGBTQ History Month? LGBTQQIA History Month? Queer History Month? GSM History Month? GAM History Month? Or something else altogether?