Lesbian & Bisexual Bites for the Week of Mar. 15, 2017

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Brianna Hildebrand on Lesbian Teen Drama and “It Gets Better”

(SFGN) Negasonic Teenage Warhead may be the best label for Brianna Hildebrande. The Texan actress whose first feature role was in Marvel’s “Deadpool,” took part in a video for the “It Gets Better” campaign, saying she knew “early on that I liked both boys and girls,” and that she struggled growing up in a religious home. 

“I am lucky to say now that it is not frightening for me living in LA to be gay. Even when I was in Texas, I wasn’t afraid. I was kind of out in high school,” she continues. “I just could never decide on what label. I am glad that I am public about it and I think I should be.”

Hildebrand met her girlfriend working in the art department of the upcoming drama “First Girl I Loved,” the Independent reports. Hildebrand plays Sasha, star of the high school softball team, who falls for Anne, the editor of the school yearbook. 

“Throughout my junior high and high school life, I was kind of in the same boat as Anne. I was a little confused. I hadn’t seen a film that has shown queer kids during their confused times. Usually, queer cinema is sexualized or is about grown people who know who they are.”

The message is one she shares in the It Gets Better video, “Whether you are unsure and afraid or sure and proud of your sexuality, no matter what part of the journey to self-acceptance that you are at, it’s OK, and it really does get better! You are exactly where you are supposed to be.”

“First Girl I Loved” will be released in the UK and Ireland on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Vimeo March 13.

 

Franks Ocean’s 'Chanel' a Bisexual Anthem

(SFGN) R&B artist and out bisexual, Frank ocean released “Chanel” Friday night on Spotify and Tidal as well as Apple Music. LGBTQ Nation reports that fans are hailing it as a bisexual anthem highlighting the lines “I see both sides like Chanel” interpreted as reference to Coco Chanel’s rumored bisexuality, as well as bits of verse like “My boy pretty like a girl” and “I got one straight acting.”

Ocean came out via Tumblr in 2012, and spoke out on anti-LGBT hatred under the guise of religion after the Pulse shooting in Orlando. 

“I read in the paper that my brothers are being thrown from rooftops blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs for violating sharia law. I heard the crowds stone these fallen men if they move after they hit the ground. I heard it’s in the name of God,” Ocean wrote. “I heard my pastor speak for God too, quoting scripture from his book. Words like abomination popped off my skin like hot grease as he went on to describe a lake of fire that God wanted me in.”


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