Catherine Horkay

  • September 8, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    This poem about my fourth-grade teacher that I wrote years ago. It begins and ends with words from her — the first ones she greeted me with and the last ones I heard her say. To Ms. Shirai, I never got the chance to visit when I could, to let you know you’ve changed my … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ms-shirai/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 27, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    Taylor Swift has returned to the radio and officially claimed the snake with her scathing new single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. The track is publically interpreted as being a very angry stab at Kanye West and is the first single off of the comeback album ‘Redemption’ coming November 10th. And people are not feeling … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/taylor-swift-released-a-terrible-song-on-purpose-heres-the-conspiracy-theory/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 13, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    ‘Riverdale’ is the dark and sexy television reboot of the 1940’s Archie Comics universe that disappointed LGBTQ+ viewers everywhere just as quickly as it reeled them in. The show is infamous for its queerbaiting of characters Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, erasure of comic book favorite Jughead Jones’ aromanticism and asexuality, and a plentiful amount … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/queerbaiting-and-stereotypes-how-riverdale-might-just-ruin-its-first-bisexual-character/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 1, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    On July 31 the amazing short film by two animators at the Ringling College of Art and Design was released. The production follows a closeted queer boy who, literally, follows his heart and goes after the boy of his dreams. Originally starting on Kickstarter, the idea made an incredible $14,000, surpassing its initial goal of $3,000! The … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/in-a-heartbeat-four-minutes-of-beautifully-animated-gay-representation/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 24, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    The CW’s Supergirl is a TV show that rose to success and headlines predominantly because of its LGBTQ+ fan base. Members of the community, especially ones of the targeted younger audience, were thrilled to see themselves represented in a healthy way. Sanvers — characters Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) — is one … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-supergirl-cast-just-disrespected-their-lgbtq-fans-at-sdcc/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 19, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    This work of fiction in paragraphical form which I dare to label as poetry is something I wrote several years ago. Alzheimer’s disease continues to consume the memory and lives of millions every year. The immense sadness that results from it caused me a great deal of pondering my life and eventually, these words. “Okay, we’re … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/blowing-candles-how-alzheimers-consumed-grandmas-brain/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 14, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    Dua Lipa released her debut self-titled album in June, and followed with the vibrant music video for ‘New Rules’ just a few days ago on July 7th. Since its premiere, it has climbed the trending charts of Youtube, racked up one million views in 13 hours, and accumulated six million views (and still counting). The … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dua-lipa-serves-with-new-rules-and-its-the-bop-for-moving-on-we-all-deserve/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 29, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    Warning: HEAVY SPOILERS AHEAD. After 160 episodes, 20 deaths, 7 seasons, and countless questions, the most iconic teen drama and most tweeted about television show of all time ‘Pretty Little Liars’ has finally come to an end. The series finale was given a two-hour time slot on Freeform, and although it was given double the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/pretty-little-liars-a-rundown-of-the-final-finale/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 17, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    Since 2010, fans of Freeform’s pride and joy ‘Pretty Little Liars’ have experienced the journey of one of, if not the most highly anticipated LGBTQ+ ships on American television — the romance between main characters Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell) and Alison Dilaurentis (Sasha Pieterse). Emison, as the fans and cast have dubbed the couple, took … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/pretty-little-liars-finally-made-emison-happen-but-that-doesnt-excuse-7-years-of-queerbaiting/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 16, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    Remember the guitarist from Lemonade Mouth? From playing Stella on Disney Channel’s smash hit original film, to playing Velma in Cartoon Network’s live-action Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster and Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins circa 2010, Japanese-American Hayley Kiyoko has bloomed into one of the most prominent pop singers in the LGBTQ+ community. Fondly referred to on … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/hayley-kiyoko-is-the-queen-of-lgbtq-music-videos/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 6, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    This slam poem is dedicated to all neurodivergent people anywhere – no matter what the thoughts say, you are not unlovable. You are pure of heart and wonderful. Keep looking. It starts with a search. “I think I might be sick,” you type, fingers hesitant because each word, each letter you feel like, is crying … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-to-love-a-person-with-a-mental-illness/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 28, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    The CW’s second season of its newly acquired hit ‘Supergirl’ has gathered a new audience thanks to actresses Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima. A louder, more passionate crowd – the LGBTQ+ community. “Sanvers,” the couple consisting of the show’s Maggie Sawyer and Alex Danvers, has provided queer primetime television viewers a realistic, healthy representation of themselves. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-supergirl-beats-other-lesbian-representation-on-primetime-tv/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read