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  • presented by Michele Collins and Douglas DaveyFor the Rainbow Coalition Conference 2012

    Queer Media 101

  • Progressions - PresencePresence: Absence Suggestion BackgroundForeground

  • Progressions - RepresentationRepresentationAbsence Stereotype Realism

  • Progressions In MediaIn MediaAbsenceUndergroundIndies / ImprintsMainstream

  • QUEER COMICS - HISTORY

  • History of Queer ComicsSeduction of the Innocent 1954Comics Code Authority

  • QUEER COMICS - CREATORS

  • Howard CruseFounding editor of Gay Comix (1979)Wendel in The AdvocateStuck Rubber Baby

  • Howard CruseStuck Rubber Baby (1995)

  • Los Bros HernandezGilberto Hernandez b. 1957Jaime Hernandez b. 1959Love and Rockets (1980s > ongoing)

  • Los Bros Hernandez

    Locas by JaimePalomar by Gilberto

  • Los Bros Hernandez

    Hopey and Maggie

  • Alison Bechdelb. 1960Dykes to Watch Out For (late 1980s +)Fun HomeAre You My Mother?

  • Alison BechdelDykes to Watch Out For

  • Alison BechdelFun Home (2006)

  • Matt Groeningb. 1954 Life in Hell (1980s)Akbar and Jeff

  • Diane DiMassa

    b. 1959Hothead Paisan Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist

  • Judd Winickb. 1970Cast member on MTVs The Real WorldPedro and MeGreen Lantern: Hate Crime

  • Judd WinickPedro and Me (2000) ~ Pedro Zamora

  • Judd WinickGreen Lantern: Hate Crime (2001)

  • Mariko TamakiSkim (2008)

  • QUEER COMICS GENRES & STYLES

  • Shonen-Ai - Boys Love - Bishonen - YaoiYuri - Girls LoveManga

  • Gay Superheroes!Northstar (first app. 1979)

  • Queer Superheroes!The Watchmen by Alan Moore (1987)

    Silhouette, Captain Metropolis, Hooded Justice

  • Queer Superheroes!Apollo and Midnighter (The Authority)

  • Queer Superheroes!Also from the pages of the X-Men

    KarmaAnoleDestinyMystique

  • The Advocate, Nov. 2008Queer Superheroes!

  • ArchieFrom the pages of Archie (2010)

  • QUEER VIDEO GAMES

  • Video Games1980s - No real queer content present in early video games

  • Video Games1990s Some queer NPCs, many stereotypical representations

  • Video Games2000s - Queer NPCs and queer playable characters

  • Questions?

    *Shonen-Ai romantic loveBishonen beautiful boy*Shonen-Ai romantic loveBishonen beautiful boy*Shonen-Ai romantic loveBishonen beautiful boy*Shonen-Ai romantic loveBishonen beautiful boy