Buckle up, readers, because SJ Whitby is going to take you on an emotional, queer, action packed ride in the second installment of their Cute Mutants series, Cute Mutants Vol 2: Young, Gifted & Queer.
Are you someone who enjoys men-loving-men content? Are you someone who enjoys dating simulator games? Do you enjoy beautifully rendered art? Or more dad puns than you throw a football at? Well, if any of that sounds like a thing you’re into, then you’re probably going to enjoy Dream Daddy, developed and published by Game Grumps and written by Vernon Shaw and Leighton Gray.
Nottingham is an origin story for Robyn Hood and her queer band of misfits in Sherwood forest and it absolutely kept me engaged from the moment I started reading until the very end. There is so much to love about this story that it’s hard to find a place to even start, especially because I don’t want to ruin any surprises that the book holds.
Mooncakes, by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu is a magical graphic novel that will cast a spell over your heart. This self-contained story follows a diverse cast of characters and pulls the reader right into the magical setting. Walker & Xu have crafted a touching story that weaves magic into the modern realm through the tale of a capable hard of hearing witch, a non-binary werewolf learning their own innate magics, a science minded best friend, and delightfully supportive and queer grandmas.
The Queen of Ieflaria, by Effie Calvin, first in the Tales of Inthya series, is a quick and satisfying fantasy read. There is magic, LGBTQ+ inclusive world building, dragons, and court intrigue. And if that isn’t enough to pull you in, the amazing cast of female characters sure as hell will win your heart.
Softball. It’s been a stereotypical lesbian staple for as long as I can remember. Playing for Keeps, by Carla Kincaid, is a book that addresses how softball plays a role in bringing two women together when only one of them is actually a softball player.
Kase-San and Morning Glories is a 2018 OVA adaptation of the wildly popular Japanese manga, Kase-San, written and illustrated by Hiromi Takashima. This OVA is short at approximately 60 minutes, super cute, and has an excellent English dub!
The Netflix original movie, The Half of It directed and written by Alice Wu (director and writer of Saving Face), is an interesting take on a high school romance drama. Interesting because, well, minor spoiler alert that the film gives away within the first five minutes – it isn’t actually a romance.