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Happy Pride Month!

Fandom's Pride Month logo

I hope you got to spend it exactly as you wanted. Whether it be uniting for a common cause and speaking out or celebrating what makes you who you are. As the month comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to highlight the importance of inclusivity in our fandoms.

Fandom is a home for people from all over the world, cultures and identities. Not too different from the characters in our favorite books, shows and games. We are here because we surround ourselves with the things that we love, and seek out others with the same passion to share it with. Our differences are not barriers, but a means to celebrate what makes us each unique.

Fan spaces are a haven, a creative outlet, and a much needed escape for many who may not be able to fully express themselves in everyday life. Be it through art or writing, by seeing ourselves reflected in the content that we love and bonding with others– we create a sense of community that is hard to find elsewhere.

This provides us with endless opportunities to bring visibility to LGBTQIA+ identities and stories. I am excited to share with you some of the incredible ways communities embrace and uplift LGBTQ+ folk!

Representation from Fandoms you may know![]

LGBTQIA+ Characters Wikia[]

Dedicated to recording LGBTQIA+ characters ranging from the mainstream, down to some of the most obscure pieces of media. Recognize any characters there you know? Perhaps you know of one that should be added! If you are looking for a new show, book, or game with LGBTQIA+ representation, this wiki may be a good place to look for suggestions!

Just Dance Wiki[]

Just Dance- Heart pose Gold Move for the song Vampire by Olivia Rodrigo, featuring a Sapphic couple!(source)
Fandom Star and Bureaucrat of the Just Dance wiki, CAMERAwMUSTACHE brings their community together to showcase LGBTQ+ artists, dancers and talent in a two part blog series that can be found here in Part 1 and Part 2! Featuring fan art and creations from editors like you! Even if you are not familiar with the games, these posts are rich with things to learn about LGBTQIA+ pop culture.

Survivor Wiki[]

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Looking for some reality TV that made LGBTQ+ history?
Across various seasons the Survivor series is no stranger to providing opportunities for LGBTQ+ folk all over the world to compete.
Fandom Star and Bureaucrat of the Survivor wiki, IAmNothing712 opens up about the pivotal moment contestant Justine paved the way for LGBTQ+ representation in Philippine TV and how much it means to Filipino fans here in this discussions post!
Survivor wiki Admin AriSebDT shares the stories and experiences of LGBTQ+ cast members of the show Survivor México, where the importance of resilience shines through in this post here!

How do you celebrate Pride in your community?[]

These are just some of the ways Pride can be celebrated. However, Pride doesn't end here. It is year-round. Representation is not just a buzzword used within marketing, it is a goal we strive to achieve when establishing safe communities within online spaces. We all have the power to achieve this-- it can start by educating yourself, incorporating inclusive language in your vocabulary, amplifying LGBTQIA+ voices and highlighting representation.

Some helpful resources to get started[]

  • Our LGBTQIA+ wiki aims to deepen your understanding of LGBTQ+ history, culture and terminology.
  • Our Gender Identity Guidelines cover a respectful way to document gender-diverse individuals on your wiki!
  • Our page covering LGBTQIA+ resources provides ways to donate to LGBTQIA+ causes as well as seek support if you need it!

Your Voice is Important[]

A couple questions for you, the reader![]

  • Is there a character you connected deeply with and felt represented by? Share a link to their page and tell us a little about how you relate to them!
  • What does LGBTQIA+ representation in media and fan spaces mean to you?

and lastly...! If your community did anything special for Pride, be sure to share it here in the comments!

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