Queerness Is Not a Fandom

It’s normal to look for people who share your interest in pop culture. But what happens when devotion to corporate-owned IP becomes an integral part of your identity? What happens when you only know how to be queer through fandom?

The world’s greatest writer June Martin joins us to talk about how fandom has become synonymous with queerness, and why that’s a problem. We talk about how intellectual property laws and commerce create strange hierarchies between content creator and audience, and why queer kids need to move beyond fandom and engage with challenging queer art.



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