Tri(bi)ca Pick: Changing the Game tells trans teens’ stories with dignity – an interview with EP Alex Schmider
In light of the recent media flurry surrounding The Court of Arbitration in Sport’s (CAS) ruling against runner Caster Semenaya (a cisgender female Olympic runner whose naturally heightened testosterone levels were deemed an unfair advantage), it is clear that the social advocacy bent of Changing the Game is necessary. To continue the conversation on trans representation, and conscientious filmmaking, BRC interviewed Changing the Game’s Executive Producer Alex Schmider.
Lest Vida go the way of One Day at a Time (a quandry yet to be resolved or even illuminated by the ultra-secret business dealings at Netflix), Colindrez encourages everyone and their mothers to tune in. And if this “niche” show (a term that Prada had to break herself from subscribing to) doesn’t hook viewers with it queerness, they can take their pick of other themes. Pervasive patriarchy, shifting sibling relationships, sex-positivity and sex-exhaustion, communal healing, brujería, and cats all have meaningful places in this universe.
Medrano expresses satisfaction not only with this switch-up in gazes, but in their short’s leading characters being two bisexual women of color who are as sex-positive as they are glaringly, hilariously inept at navigating intimacy.
by Laura DelloStritto, BRC Board Member As a card-carrying bisexual, you have probably all too often experienced your bisexual identity being erased, perhaps by people who mention that someone must be “gay now” because they’ve started dating someone of the same gender identity, or by health providers who assume your sexuality and shape their health recommendations […]
by Rachel Siden Dear Christian family, I just came out as bisexual. You may feel shocked. You may assume that I’ve “backslidden,” fallen for worldly deception, or outright left the faith. You may feel scared for my soul or for my walk with God. I know how you are feeling, because that is exactly how […]
by Hasina Juma As humans we are multidimensional beings that have multiple identities. For example, I identify as a Canadian, millennial, daughter, and has family roots in African/South Asian roots. This is one of the ways we identify ourselves in the world, find our sense of belonging and find like minded communities. How do you […]
By Ellyn Ruthstrom The domino effect metaphor is often used in a negative way, such as “if Vietnam falls to the Communists, then all the surrounding countries will become Communist.” (Didn’t happen, btw.) However, when I think of those intricate domino patterns that enthusiasts set up and then set into motion, I think the domino effect […]
By Los Angeles Bi Task Force As a bi, pan, or fluid person, you deserve a mental healthcare provider who really “gets it,” and knows that your orientation is a thing – and so are all the unique challenges that go with it. When it comes to getting relevant, empathetic psychotherapy tailored to your needs, […]
By David Meadow, Marketing Chair, L.A. Bi Task Force For Bi Health Month, we’re taking stock of where we’ve been and where we’re going as a community. When you take stock, do you ever note how you’re treated as a bi+ person and think, “Oh, yeah, this must be what it was like to be […]
Dr. Brian Feinstein, Northwestern University My name is Brian Feinstein and I am a Research Assistant Professor at the Northwestern University (NU) Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing. Prior to joining the faculty at NU, I received my PhD in clinical psychology from Stony Brook University and I completed a postdoctoral research […]