Staying Busy During Quarantine by Caitlynn Bohanon

Staying Busy During Quarantine:

Sexuality- and Gender-Related Media to Keep Busy During Quarantine

 

With COVID-19 keeping us all indoors and socially distanced (hopefully!), you may be looking for things to pass the time and keep you connected with the outside world. To help you stay engaged with the feminist and queer community during this scary time, here is a list of some new and upcoming media and events that are created by or focused on feminist and/or queer issues:

 

Media

 

 

Antebellum (Film)

 

Horror/Drama

Release Date (USA): Sunday, April 19, 2020

 

Janelle Monáe takes on their first lead role in Antebellum, a film in which Monáe plays  a successful author who finds herself in a horrifying reality and must figure out the mystery behind it before it is too late.

 

For more info and to find out where you can find this film: https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/antebellum

 

The Week in Patriarchy

 

Recurring Column in “The Guardian”

 

“The Week in Patriarchy” is a weekly column in “The Guardian” which focuses on oppressive and patriarchal issues in America and around the world. The most recent addition to the column, written by Arwa Mahdawi, is titled There’s Nothing Pro-Life About Exploiting A Pandemic To Further A Political Agenda.

 

Read the full article and others in “The Week in Patriarchy”: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/series/the-week-in-patriarchy

 

 

 

Rafiki (Film)

 

Romance/Drama

Release Date (USA): Sunday, April 19, 2020

 

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, Rafiki is the love story between Kena and Ziki, two teenage girls, who are growing up in Nairobi, Kenya where familial and social pressures against LGBTQ+ rights are an ongoing struggle. Rafiki is the first Kenyan film to screen at the Cannes Film Festival even though it has been banned from Kenya because of its subject matter.

 

For more info and to find out where you can find this film: https://www.filmmovement.com/rafiki

 

 

 

Events

 

Curve Virtual LGBTQI Festival Presents: Easter Eve Spiritual Sermon

Saturday, April 11, 2020

6:00-7:00pm EST

Cost: Donation

 

Join in on this Virtual Festival with Reverend Irene Monroe and Curve Magazine for an hour-long Easter Sermon for the queer community around the world. Rev. Irene Monroe is a nationally acclaimed activist, ordained minister, lesbian feminist public theologian, and a sought-after motivational speaker and preacher. Note: This event will be recorded and available after the date of the event!

 

For more info and to register for this event: https://www.curvemag.com/virtual-festival/

 

 

The New Now – Writers Talk About Personal Persistence in Extraordinary Times

Saturday, April 18, 2020

7:30-8:30pm EST

Cost: $10-$50

 

 

Join us as we share our experiences with upheaval and derailing events and share the strategies and mental hacks that help us deal with the New Now in our fictional and real worlds. This panel will be hosted by Ann Roberts and will feature Karin Kallmaker, Catherine Maiorisi, Stacy Lynn Miller, and Melissa Price.

 

For more info and to register for this event: https://www.curvemag.com/virtual-festival/

 

 

 

An Evening Across the Pond with Soulful Lesbian Singer-Songwriter Katey Brooks

Sunday, April1 19, 2020

4:00-5:00pm EST

Cost: $10-$50

 

 

Tune in to hear the blended styling of folk, soul, blues, and country music of Katey Brooks, a lesbian singer-songwriter who defies the standard formula of 21st century music.

 

For more info and to register for this event: https://www.curvemag.com/virtual-festival/

 

 

This list is just a small piece of the feminist and queer community engagements happening during the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are many other resources and collectives that are here to support, include, and inform feminist and queer activists and members of the community while we stay safe and healthy within our homes!

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