My name is Björn Jóhann — half-Icelandic, half-American, full-on Scorpio.
I’m fascinated by the world around me. My articles are in-depth examinations of current events, popular media, and queer narratives.
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“White Savior” Films Are Problematic — Here’s Why
Movies like “The Help” are trending on Netflix…they shouldn’t be.
The Wondrous Pacifism of Avatar Aang
What can we learn from a children’s hero who is committed to non-violence?
The Horror of Toxic Masculinity
How horror films reflect society’s evolving understanding of what it means to be a man.
A Brief History of Hollywood’s Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia
The Academy is issuing diversity mandates. About time.
Police Have a Mob Mentality Problem
It’s now more apparent than ever that cops are rioters — not peacekeepers
America’s Obsession With Meat Is Accelerating the Pandemic
The decision to keep meatpacking plants open has done more harm than good
Seriously, Have Republicans Even Read The First Amendment?
Conservative talking points on free speech completely miss the mark.
Trump’s War on the First Amendment Has Drawn First Blood
If we lose Freedom of Speech and Press, what else does America have?
Trump’s Tweets Are Being Weaponized Against Him — Here’s How
Meet the organization fighting his campaign tweet by tweet.
We Must Honor RBG By Continuing To Fight Her Battles
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting. But we must not rest.
There Are No ‘Good Apples’ In The Police Force
Problems with police brutality are systemic, not localized.
I Was Taught To Value The Confederacy
My field trips were to plantation and Confederate memorials, not Civil Rights museums.
An Open Letter to Christians Who ‘Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner’
Trust us, we’re not feeling the love
The Irreparable Pain of Being a Gay Boy in a MAGA Family
How can I look bigotry in the eyes when they belong to people I love?
Gay People Come Out Every Single Day
When we have to tell strangers or new friends about our sexual orientation, we have to breach the closet doors all over…
Queer People Won A Battle, but the Fight Isn’t Over
Here are the next 5 legal challenges facing the American LGBTQ community.