By Hannah FurnessArts Correspondent. For decades he has swaggered through life conquering women, chain smoking and saving the world, untroubled by the sensitivities of the 21st century. In a new book, however, James Bond will be getting a dose of modern morality, as author Anthony Horowitz reveals the tricks he used to drag the spy kicking and screaming into the era of political correctness.
Posted March 08, Surely everyone can agree that children should be protected from the facts of life if it means an adult will be mildly uncomfortable for a few seconds as they explain what's going on. Who would willingly answer a perfectly normal query about physical anatomy if it means they have to say the word "bum" without laughing?
When discussing media representation of various groups, especially those we consider marginalized, stereotypes are often a primary concern. With the exception of the most simplistically supportive or bigoted representations, there is room for much discussion and debate in determining a positive or negative LGBTQ presence. Harry M. Web sites, films, magazines and other cultural products made by out queer people can usually be defined as being queer media.
Since the iconic Tom Cruise airplane flick came out 30 years ago, fans have argued the testosterone-fuelled actioner is actually laden with homoerotic subtext — a coming-out movie in blockbuster clothing. But how true is that? Directed by the late Tony Scott and starring Tom Cruise as Maverick and Val Kilmer as frenemy Iceman, it was a massive summer hit, perceived as a perfect recruitment tool for the Navy and featuring epic dogfights alongside witty guy banter.
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This list includes fictional characters in animated cartoonsadult animationand anime. Harry Benshoff and Sean Griffin write that animation has always "hint[ed] at the performative nature of gender" such as when Bugs Bunny puts on a wig and a dress, he is a rabbit in drag as a human male who is in drag as a female. Within the Japanese anime and manga, yaoi is the tradition of representing same-sex male relationships in materials that are generally created by women artists and marketed mostly for Japanese girls  while the genre known as yuri focuses on relationships between women. Some LGBT characters in animation are derived from graphic art works and video games.
Today, we honor and memorialize the trans and gender diverse people that have lost their lives due to transphobia and violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance began in to commemorate those the deaths of trans and gender diverse people and to raise awareness of the hate crimes and violence perpetuated against the trans community. Ignorance and transphobia is prevalent throughout countries and instituted through laws, limitation of rights and inhumane treatment.