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it's the light (it's the obstacle that casts it) - Handful_of_Silence - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
It's like having a curtain pulled back on something he wasn't expecting to see. A surprise punch-and-judy at an up-scale restaurant, a lobster thermidor when he's ordered an ale.

Crowley's gleefully trying to wrap his head around the fact that Aziraphale is speaking Polari. Because of course he is.

Or: The Patron Saint of London's LGBT Community is real, and he lives in Soho.
fic  f:GoodOmens  slash  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  historical  queer  'ao3 
7 weeks ago by esther_a
With a Pure Heart Fervently (See That Ye Love One Another) - emjee (MerryHeart) - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
Summary:
“Anyway,” Crowley says, “I’m surprised you didn’t bring it up sooner. It’s literally a giant festival about love, figured it would be right up your alley.”

Or, no cops at Pride, just Crowley and his sword-wielding husband.
fic  f:GoodOmens  slash  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  queer  established_relationship  'ao3 
8 weeks ago by esther_a
Life Lessons from a Murderbot: Reading All Systems Red as a Trans Woman | Tor.com
For me as a trans woman, All Systems Red’s concoction of heartbreak and ever-present anxiety felt achingly familiar to me (even as Murderbot’s narration and dry delivery cracked me up more often than not), as I looked back at various pressure points in my own transition. The novella has a lot to say about building a personal identity on the fly.
nf  meta  f:MurderbotDiaries  queer 
april 2018 by esther_a
Help Save The Youth Of America - prouvairablehulk - The Flash (TV 2014) [Archive of Our Own]
Alternatively titled “five times Mick Rory doing what he thought was The Right Thing earned him a reputation as a grassroots community activist and one time his reputation got him noticed”.
fic  f:TheFlash  slash  s:unspecified  5things  'ao3  queer 
june 2017 by esther_a
The Stonework was Admirable - Culumacilinte - The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien [Archive of Our Own]
‘Whatever I understand, I know that you have won renown and glory on the field, and shown yourself to be mighty in arms, and fearless, and fair. And I know that you are a lady of great heart, and that it is softer than you have made it. And that I would not for my life have you made less than you are. And I would wed you, and live with you in peace, as Éowyn, or Dernhelm, or whoever you wish. And what I do not yet understand, I will learn, and gladly.’
genderqueer  via:theautomaticlady  fic  f:Tolkien  f:LotR  het  s:Canon_Pairings  explicit  pegging  'ao3  queer 
october 2016 by esther_a
Known Associates - thingswithwings - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Steve Rogers isn't a self-made man.

Or, how a tough little Brooklyn fairy got turned into Captain America, and then turned back.
fic  id:thingswithwings  f:Marvel  f:CaptainAmerica  poly  slash  s:Steve/Bucky  s:Steve/Sam  s:SteveRogers/Other  long  'ao3  awesome  genderqueer  extra-long  f:MCU  queer 
june 2016 by esther_a
Never Let No One Man Worry Your Mind - cimorene
"Cos! Thank God you're alive, I thought my double act was about to become a single," Don said. "Where have you been?"

"In jail," Cosmo whispered back, "Happy birthday."

Don clapped him on the shoulder. "Thanks; you're a little late, but... in where?"

"Keep your voice down," hissed Cosmo, just as a hail of applause blew the curtain back and practically deafened him. "In jail."
fic  f:SingingInTheRain  gen  yuletide  'ao3  id:cimorene  queer 
december 2015 by esther_a
Dangerous Jam - The Agency Has Come Forward
The unnamed agency in our previous post has chosen to present their perception of the exchange. We confirm that it was the agency we referred to. We stand by every word we wrote in our original article.

We did not wish to name them, because we preferred to focus on the larger issues. We did not spread rumors about them, and we don't know who did.
nf  YesGayYA  diversity  writing  queer 
september 2011 by esther_a
I have numbers! Stats on LGBT Young Adult Books Published in the U.S. – Updated 9/15/11
On Monday I noted that in light of this post from two authors who were asked by an agent to de-gay their book, I was planning to do some statistics wrangling and see if I could quantify some of what’s happening in LGBT YA publishing.
nf  YesGayYA  diversity  books  queer 
september 2011 by esther_a
Authors Say Agents Try to “Straighten” Gay Characters in YA « Genreville
RT @cleolinda: RT @scalzi: YA authors asked by agent to make their gay characters straight; authors say, "Yeah, no":
nf  YesGayYA  diversity  dead-link-alerts  queer 
september 2011 by esther_a
reseda: The Wizard of Oz - The Gender Ninja of Oz
Ozma/Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Toto, Jack Pumpkinhead
Contents: Major spoilers through The Emerald City of Oz (book 6); minor ones through Tik-Tok of Oz (Book 9).
Disclaimer: I didn't create these characters...not that it matters. Public domain FTW!
Prompt: [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest, prompt 3782: Wizard of Oz series, Ozma, Ozma's gender identity is complicated - zie wasn't fully satisfied as a boy when zie was Tip, but isn't fully satisfied as a girl when zie is Ozma. On top of that zie is in love with Dorothy. Is there any resolution to this?
fic  short  lgbtfest  f:Misc.Books  genderqueer  'dwth  queer 
may 2010 by esther_a
lgbtfest: Discworld: "Modern Love" by Penknife
Prompt: Discworld, any character, The ongoing changes in dwarven views on gender and sexuality have any number of repercussions. How many young dwarves are "coming out" as the gender they weren't born as? Conversely, is all this openness actually eroding dwarven freedom to view themselves however, and marry whomever, they wish?
Summary: It's amazing how the world rarely gets less complicated.
fic  gen  slash  het  femslash  lgbtfest  awesome  id:penknife  f:Discworld  s:OCpairing  'LJ  queer 
october 2009 by esther_a

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