Geek Culture

While geek culture has garnered the perception of being the domain of straight cisgender (cis) men, geekdom has long been a haven for marginalized people and particularly members of the larger LGBTQIA+ community. The LGBTQIA+ community’s involvement in geek culture is perhaps not surprising, given how geek culture predominantly focuses on a passion for works of science fiction and fantasy stories that frame the “other,” the overlooked, and the marginalized character as the protagonist of a story. Additionally, it provides a safe avenue for exploring allegorical themes and identities outside of the norm of a cisnormative and heteronormative society. Additionally, a comics convention (a large gathering of enthusiasts of a specific TV show, movie, genre, or medium such as Star Trek or video games, often ...

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