New LGBT-Friendly YouTube Show Dissects Superheroes, Comics, And More

From the makers of Next of Ken, a popular countdown series on YouTube, which just crossed over 100,000 subscribers, The Amazing Offenders and Friends is a new weekly YouTube talk show where a team of nerds discuss the latest superhero news, review comic book movies, and debate which hero or villain would win in a segment called, “Superpowered Matchup.”

The LGBT-Friendly show aspires to merge straight culture with gay culture in order to create a dialogue between sexualities using a popular form of media that’s universally-beloved by all – comic books.

The show features nerds of varying ethnicities and some from across the sexuality spectrum including Gay, Straight, Bisexual, and Queer with the intention of introducing new and unique perspectives to both the hosts and the audience.

“The show doesn’t necessarily focus on LGBT politics,” co-host and co-creator Ryan O’Connor said. “It’s really just a platform for nerds of different sexualities and ethnicities to discuss and express our shared love of superheroes, comic books, and more. It’s an LGBT-friendly web series that’s accessible for everyone.”

The first two episodes have already gone LIVE on YouTube with new episodes uploaded each week.

To catch the latest episodes and subscribe to the channel, hop over to The Amazing Offenders and Friends and join the nerdy fun!

And if you don't want to leap over small cookies with a single click, here's episode 1.


South African Singer Nakhane "Livid" After His Music Video Was Censored On Youtube

Youtube’s done it again with censoring gay content.

South African singer-songwriter Nakhane (who alo starred in the film The Wound) is criticizing the video sharing platform for putting up an age-restriction on the music video for his song “Clairvoyant.”

In the video, Nakhane is seen expressing a relationship with another man. The two argue, cuddle, laugh, share intimate touches, and kiss. That said, no explicit depictions of sex are included.

To be fair, the music video does contain partial nudity, which could have set off the warning. But there are plenty of other "sexually suggestive content" that don't get put behind an age-restriction. 

When he noticed the censorship, Nakhane was deeply offended and assumed it was because of the gay content. He then shared that frustration online.

Some, like actress and TV presenter Sade Giliberti, agreed. Giliberti stated in response to Nakhane’s tweet:

“The model is messed up. 3 of my videos have been flagged due to the ‘lesbian’ content. It’s trolls flagging & getting them either demonetised or restricted. YouTube need to up their game in how they just allow this without actually viewing content themselves.”

Do you think Nakhane’s music video should have been censored? You can watch the video down below and then let us know what you think.

h/t: GayTimes

Enemies of Dorothy Release A Comedic Twist On A Classic Horror Movie

Last year, we shared with you the video announcement of queer power couple Pennywise and Babadook getting engaged. Now, we have to share with you the video of a hostage negotiation.

In reality, we’re sharing with you one of the latest videos released by comedy Youtube Channel Enemies of Dorothy (the most recent video being a “Mike Pence is Probably Gay video”).

The video we’re talking about is titled “Social Justice Strangers” and it puts a politically correct twist on the horror story, The Strangers.

In the video, we see channel creators Ryan Fisher and Chris Bryant tied up and terrorized by Zack Ogle, Jenny Yang, and Hayley Shaw. The three strangers are planning to kill-off the two men, but they then realize that the two are a gay couple.

“Is this a hate crime?”

The video goes off the rails, in the best way, from there. Check it out below.



h/t: Advocate

Youtube Channel "Cut" Celebrates LGBTQ Life With Inclusive Skits, Games, And Fun

So, I’ll be honest with you guys from the jump, this post is just a shameless promotion for a Youtube channel that I like. But, I hope you’ll at least see that the channel’s fun enough to warrant a post.

The channel that I’ll be talking to you guys about is Cut. Cut is a sort of Buzzfeed-esque channel that specializes in a variety of segments to entertain and sometimes enlighten the viewer. As the channel’s About page simply states, “Cut is for everyone.”

But what kind of videos does Cut publish more specifically? Well again, it varies. Some of their more popular series include Fear Pong, where exs, random strangers, siblings, parents/children, and more engage in a game of beer pong with some funny dares included.

Another series includes Truth or Drink, which is pretty self-explanatory, and is usually played by the same groups of people.

Then finally, another fan favorite is the LineUp series, which has an ever-changing topic from video to video. Some videos will have people guessing whether people in a group of strangers are porn stars or not, or they could be guessing zodiac signs, guessing sexual orientations, racial ethnicities, or much more.

And that brings us to the, “Why are we talking about it here?” topic.

Cut is a fantastic studio that dares to match that label of being “for everyone.” That means, they’re not afraid to tackle interesting videos like, “Parents Explain School Shootings,” "Blind People Describe Beauty," or “A Rabbi, a Priest and an Atheist Smoke Weed Together.” On top of that, the show is ever inclusive when it comes to LGBTQ people and life.

By including awkward conversations between exs, flirtatious first dates, committed couples, and hilarious strangers becoming fast friends, this Youtube channel humanizes LGBTQ people.

All of this is to say, if you’re looking for a new Youtube Channel to watch (something to enjoy while you’re running on the treadmill, hanging out with friends, on the tube/train, or whatever else), Cut is worth a click.

This post shares the opinions of one of the contributing writers of Instinct Magazine.  It does not represent the magazine's beliefs or the beliefs of the other Contributing Writers.