Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman in new TV series

The CW network casts gender-fluid Australian actor to be first openly gay lead of a live-action superhero show Australian actor Ruby Rose will play the first openly gay superhero in a TV series with her latest role as Batwoman. Roses Batwoman will be introduced to US television audiences on The CW network in a December […]

A queer, diverse Nancy Drew: is this how to keep children’s classics alive?

The girl detective and Little Women are both being updated to include LGBTQ and multiethnic characters to cater for a new generation of readers but this doesnt always work When the news broke that Nancy Drew, that plucky, Titian-haired girl detective with her handsome boyfriend and supportive girl gang, pulled from sale because everyone wanted […]

Pepe the Frog creator kills off internet meme co-opted by white supremacists

Matt Furie concedes defeat after months of attempting to wrench back his peaceful frog-dude who had been appropriated as a racist hate symbol The creator of Pepe the Frog has symbolically killed off the cartoon frog, effectively surrendering control of the character to the far right. Matt Furie, an artist and childrens book author, created […]