Hey y’all! It’s that time of year again, the time when I’m full to the brim with hope for humanity and also ready to swing at any bozo that tries me. (Just like a superhero eh?)
That’s right, it’s PRIDE MONTH here in America, and possibly around the world idk. This is a time of year when we—those who don’t conform to a binary model of love or gender or identity—celebrate ourselves and the acts of courage that have led us to today. We give thanks for those who gave their lives so we could live better ones, and we strive forward because the work isn’t done yet!
So, in order to celebrate with my fellow DC fans, I wanted to open a discussion! It’s difficult for people to write from the perspective of someone different sometimes, simply because if you didn’t live it, how would you know the moment to moment of that life? What better way to learn than to discuss our lives? How do you think it would be living in any DC world, in the DC universe, as the person you are? What potential is there in queering the narratives we see or want to see?
So I open the floor to you, both queer and lgbtq+ and straight people alike. This will be a place to discuss both pre-existing lgbtq+ narrative devices, storylines, and characters, and ones you’d like to see! Where could queerness be lurking in the world that already exists? Where is there potential for additions to this universe? What sort of representation is desperately needed? And for those of you that like that sort of thing, what thematic reverberations ring queer to you?
Worldbuilding, tally ho!