This week read about Elliot Page posting a photo of himself after the results of his surgery, Molly Ostertag highlighting queer representation in her new graphic novel, and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" turning 10 years old.

Elliot Page Shows Off His Top Surgery Results

Elliot Page posted a photo of himself shirtless on Instagram May 24, showing the results of his top surgery.

Page came out as transgender in December of 2020 and this is the first photo of him after top surgery.

“Trans bb’s first swim trunks #transjoy #transisbeautiful,” Page captioned the photo.

Fans were quick to show their support on social media.

“Elliot Page out here living his best life and we love to see it,” one Twitter user wrote.

Page’s abs were quite the conversation piece among fans.

“Elliot Page has some sick fucking abs. He has EVERY ab,” a Twitter user posted.

Other fans noted how happy the actor seemed in the photo.

“Seeing Elliot Page be happy gives me second hand happiness. Gender euphoria is amazing, just look at the smile on his face :),” one Twitter user tweeted.

Molly Ostertag Prioritizes Queer Representation in Latest Graphic Novel

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Author Molly Knox Ostertag. Credit: Swordzboi, Wikipedia.

American cartoonist and writer Molly Knox Ostertag wanted her newest graphic novel to highlight queer representation, so she did just that.

“The Girl From the Sea” is about a young teenage girl who is not out yet, but ends up in a whirlwind romance with a mysterious girl who loves the water.

“I really wanted to do a story where they kissed in the first 16 pages and the rest of the book is dealing with the repercussions of that kiss and trying to figure out how to have a relationship and have these separate goals that both girls have,” Ostertag said to The Advocate.

She also wanted to create a story about coming out that didn’t focus on homophobia or the violent hardships some people face.

“Even if there are other complications, there's this fantasy wish-fulfillment of the actual romance that I hadn't seen a lot in media for teens. So I had a lot of fun. It's my favorite thing. If I could only draw fluffy romance all day, that would be ideal,” Ostertag said.

Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ Turns 10 Years Old

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Lady Gaga. Photo via Facebook.

May 23 marked the 10th anniversary of Lady Gaga’s sophomore studio album, “Born This Way.”

The album has been a staple in the LGBT community due to its inclusive lyrics and proud anthem titled the same as the album.

“’Born This Way,’ my song and album, were inspired by Carl Bean, a gay Black religious activist who preached, sung and wrote about being ‘Born This Way.’ Notably his early work was in 1975, 11 years before I was born,” Gaga wrote on Instagram on the anniversary of her album.

The caption accompanied a photo of Gaga laying on a huge sign that read “BORN THIS WAY” in the colors of different pride flags.

In honor of the 10-year anniversary, Gaga announced a special edition of the album including reimagined versions of certain songs.


Each week ‘Beyond the G’ looks at news featuring the many letters of our LGBTQIA+ spectrum.


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