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May 1, 2024

Hello Out readers!

Today, the first episode of the three-part finale of season one of the animated show X-Men '97! This show has been hailed as one of the best comic book adaptations ever, but has also seen its fair share of drama.

Beau DeMayo, the gay creator of the show, was fired by Marvel just days before the show premiered, with no clarity on the reasons why. He had been a prolific poster on social media, talking both about his life and the show regularly. He stopped posting after being fired.

He rejoined social media after episode five of the show aired, where several beloved mutants died in a devastating attack on the mutant nation of Genosha.

After that episode aired, DeMayo opened up about how the episode was central to his pitch of the show, and that it was inspired by both 9/11 and the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

"I partied at Pulse. It was my club. I have so many great memories of its awesome white lounge," he said. "It was, like Genosha, a safe space for me and everyone like me to dance and laugh and be free. I thought about this a lot when crafting this season and this episode, and how the gay community in Orlando rose to heal from that event."

It's one of the best shows on TV this year, and if you aren't already watching, I hope you give it a try.

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Woman Crush Wednesday

Happy birthday to our Woman Crush Wednesday, Victoria Monét! The queer singer and Best New Artists Grammy winner turns 35! If you're not already a huge fan, check out this list of five iconic songs she's written.

This Week in Out History

The 2023 Met Gala was held one year ago today! The theme was "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty," and so celebs turned up in their best black and white attire! Check out this slideshow of LGBTQ+ celebs who attended and get excited for this year's Met Gala, coming to you next Monday!

Inspirational Quote of the Week

"Freak. Flatscan. Deadend. Genejoke. Mutie. Words. Powerful words meant to distance... to demean... to destroy the havens of self respect we each carry and nurture within us -- just as surely as they seek to rend the centuries old tapestry we, as a race, have agreed to call civilization.

These words carry us away from the light and lead us marching, no -- charging -- into a darkness where prejudice and bigotry reign. Ugly, hateful words as weapons... and words that ultimately fail to achieve their intended purpose.

This concert is about embracing our uniqueness -- the color of a man's skin, the choice of whom we love -- the right for your neighbor to pursue his individual religious observance. Isn't it also about learning to respect the person born with a torso fin, cursed with an optic blast, or blessed with the natural powers of telekinesis?

Seeing past their differences, humans and mutants share a common unbreakable bond. No amount of words -- of derision, distrust, or disinformation -- can change the truth that each of us... man, woman, black, hispanic, jew, Asian, Native American, homosexual, mutant, everyone... underneath all the "words"... we are related. Wer are all family."

This quote comes from Professor Charles Xavier in issue number 294 of Uncanny X-Men, written by Scott Lobdell. The X-Men have always been a metaphor for marginalized people, and when they acknowlege it, they're at their best.

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Mey Rude

Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.

Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.