On 23 December 2023, the Young Queer Alliance, hosted a safe space for the LGBTQI community for the end of year festivities and seized the occasion to conduct a retrospective on year 2023 and aspirations of the community for year 2024. The safe space was supported by the National Social Inclusion Foundation.
Handsome Devil is a 2016 Irish comedy-drama film which revolves around Ned a gay teenager who ostriacised at Wood Hill college which tolerates a homophobic culture.
I am Jonas is a French-based movie relating to the memories of Jonas, a gay person, who is trying to find meaning to his emotions after living the disappearance of his college boyfriend, Nathan.
Aman and Kartik are two gay persons who live together in Mumbai. After 4 years in Mumbai, Kartik decides to visit his mother in the small village of Kerala and attend a family prayer. The plot revolves around Kartik coming out to his mother as a gay person and how his mother and family come to accept his identity.
On 16 January 2022, the Young Queer Alliance hosted the crowning of Queen Karla Michelle-Delprado, a trans person in Mauritius, who participated in the international beauty contest of Miss Trans Global 2021. Karla was awarded the Popular Goddess (Queen) of the Year 2021, the Top leaderboard to top 13 and Queen Baroness Global 2021 by the Miss Trans Global franchise.
Qatar has been in full steam preparation for the hosting of the 2022 Football World Cup. However, criticisms and challenges faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer persons in Qatar due to criminalisation has been growing.
Lil Nas X, singer of Montero titled “call me by your name” has been awarded the inaugural Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Award by the activist group, The Trevor Project on 01 September 2021, as it marked the first day of Suicide Prevention Month.
DC Comics has made headlines with the reveal that Tim Drake, the third hero to fight with Batman as Robin, is bisexual. Tim Drake’s Robin inflamed the internet after a story in Batman: Urban Legends #6 in which Tim happily agreed to go on a date with his old friend Bernard.
Fear Street Part One: 1994 shines light on the struggles of two young queer girls named Deena and Sam as they try to navigate their relationship with each other amidst the eerie, scary, and mysterious events happening to their fellow Shadysiders, their friends, and then eventually, to them.
The Harley Quinn show is a testament not only to how the comics and future comic books shows should handle Harley and Ivy’s romance and queer couples, but also a perfect example of how other TV shows should display queer storylines.