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Ivory Aquino on Playing Trans Pioneer Cecilia Chung in “When We Rise”

Among some of the more familiar faces on ABC’s “When We Rise” are some uber-talented newcomers that go toe-to-toe with heavyweights like Mary-Louise Parker, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell. Ivory Aquino has had a successful career in live theater, but her role as real-life trans activist Cecilia Chung in the LGBTQ history-themed mini-series will introduce viewers to …

Queer Women Authors and Characters of YA & Children’s Books

If we view YA novels as echoes of their authors’ lives, then for the younger (and marginalized) LGBTQ audience, these novelists’ experiences mirrored through their work serve as invaluable touchstones that provide much-needed voices of reason, sympathy and identification to relate to on the page.