The Bi Line: Queer Comics for Quarantine from @kleffnotes

Okay, so we might be on the verge of the end of the world, but for those of us who aren’t plagued by the constant feeling of dread that seems omnipresent, especially if you aren’t sure your job will actually exist with shutdowns of related businesses, you might find yourself with free time. Admittedly you might find yourself with free time even if you don’t want to have free time and in that case you may need a distraction. As I ponder what my life might be in the next coming weeks, months I thought I would share some comics that can help you get through the down time that include queer female leads. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Queer Comics for Quarantine from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Love and Loss from @kleffnotes

When you are a woman who dates and ultimately marries another woman you are well aware of the drama that might befall your relationship. According to television and movies at any time one of us could be shot, unless we happen to be a bulletproof lesbian(this identifier only applies to my wife), as a bisexual I could suddenly realize I need to be with a man(Tina from The L World is a prime example), or both of us or at least one of us will ultimately cheat because we aren’t going to communicate our feelings and just decide sleeping with someone else is the best option available for us(see again The L Word because it happens a lot). What these representations don’t prepare you for are the actual things that could happen to you as a couple when you aren’t living in a soap opera style environment. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Love and Loss from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: The Good Place and Good Characters from @kleffnotes

The Good Place has ended, which I suppose might mean we are all currently in the Bad Place, but I would prefer not to delve into the semantics of that. What I loved about the show, beyond the acting and insightful examinations of humanity, was the fact that Eleanor was just so casually bisexual. I’m not sure if she ever used that term herself, but I have seen that term used on social media and as someone who is very committed to the identifier bisexual I loved the idea that a character played by Kristen Bell could be using that same term. Continue reading “The Bi Line: The Good Place and Good Characters from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: My Big Queer Weekend from @kleffnotes

Even though I was home bound all weekend, the freezing rain in super northern New York has been no joke, I still managed to have an exceptionally queer time. First off it was Krista’s birthday and to celebrate I made her dinner. By default making dinner for your wife falls under the whole queer existence element of my life and beyond that I made very fancy(well seemingly fancy) food that was pescatarian. On top of just being a woman married to a woman, who I made butter poached salmon for, we also delved into a very queer binge session that took over our Saturday and Sunday. Continue reading “The Bi Line: My Big Queer Weekend from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Marry Someone Who Isn’t a Guy from @kleffnotes

I had never been a person who was that invested in weddings. Admittedly I never even thought I would get married, which was supported by more than one toast connected to my recent marriage to my now wife Krista. This means that I never really had a dream plan for a wedding or had ever really thought about the ins and outs of a wedding before. I also hadn’t thought about what might be different for planning a wedding where two women are getting married instead of the heteronormative default. I thought I would share some of the things that I didn’t think about and then had to deal with during wedding planning for those who might not have thought about some of the odd quirks that might pop up for you or for people you know. Continue reading “The Bi Line: What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Marry Someone Who Isn’t a Guy from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Ringing In the New Year with @BIFLseries from @kleffnotes

Happy New Year’s Eve lovely readers! I am writing this article on my cell phone in Dulles International Airport. Krista and I went to Ohio for Christmas and found our connecting flight home cancelled. Our new flight is slated to go out tonight, but we did wind up unexpectedly spending the night in the DC area. With our schedules we have both been too busy to really watch anything, but we found ourselves with a rare night in with no work the next day and finally binged BIFL on YouTube. I have watched parts of the series before and even reported on it way back when it was just a script, but this binge reignited my love of these fantastic characters. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Ringing In the New Year with @BIFLseries from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Holiday Help Desk from @kleffnotes

If you have ever had to work on the holidays you might remember feeling bored or even wishing that you could be anywhere than where you are in the moment. Holiday Help Desk focuses on two women who are both stuck working on Christmas Eve, but in this short film they will find that maybe being stuck at the office isn’t so bad after all. Written by Hillary Esquina, who you might remember from our Passage coverage, this is a fun short that will fill you with holiday cheer. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Holiday Help Desk from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Hot Dog Girl and Cameron Post from @kleffnotes

Summer romance isn’t exactly a fall theme, but with the chill in the air I wanted to delve into some warm weather reads with interesting characters. I had picked up Hot Dog Girl at Flame Con and finally had the time to read it, my to read list is impressively long. The second book I finally finished, after having it checked out from the library for about two months was The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which I had been curious about ever since I watched the movie. I don’t want to give too much away with either book, but if you want to feel the warmth of summer on this chill winter day keep reading. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Hot Dog Girl and Cameron Post from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Season of Love Preview from @kleffnotes

Tello Films is bringing a queer holiday to our screens this season with a focus on three female/female romances. Season of Love, written by Kathryn Trammel, who was the winner of the Queer Holiday Pitch contest according to the fully funded Indiegogo page. Brought to you by Tello Films and Dash Productions, ClexaCon attendees may recognize some familiar faces in the credits as well as making brief appearances in the background of a festive party. Directed by Christin Baker, co-founder of Tello, and produced by Ashley Arnold and Danielle Jablonski, this film showcases characters that are left out of typical holiday stories. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Season of Love Preview from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Serving Pride Book Highlight from @kleffnotes

Serving Pride is a book designed to help you grow your knowledge of queer history in the United States while sharing with your own community. Geeks Out has put together a collection of historical elements with party planning to create a Queer History Dinner Party Guide. No matter what month come together with your friends and family and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Serving Pride Book Highlight from @kleffnotes”