Other Upcoming Events

July 2
Raleigh, NC
No Cover, Free Pool, Video Games on the TV's, and Country Line Dancing in the Theater. Hope to see you out.
December 5
New York, NY
December 5
New York, NY
It was the War to End All Wars. It was a Christmas like no other. These are the men who made history.
December 19
Manahttan, NY
Join us for our 3rd Annual Fan Favorite Holiday Party this December 19th at The Parkside Lounge! A super sized, 3 hour show featuring our fan voted favorite acts from this past year, plus special games, themed cocktails, a fan award ceremony, festive nerdy go-go and more!
December 19
Chicago, IL
World’s collide with the geek-inclusive variety show Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, this show offers up Batman cosplay performances with a holiday twist featuring top talent in burlesque, drag, comedy, and live singing.

Why the Batgirl Creators Apologized - And Why That's a Good Thing

A cross-dressing villain offended many trans readers. They're right.

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Why the Batgirl Creators Apologized - And Why That's a Good Thing

A cross-dressing villain offended many trans readers. They're right.

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The Queer Allure of 007

Gay sons and their straight dads come together to appreciate James Bond

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Season's Greetings From Gotham

Here are some holiday cards from the Jingle Bells, Batman Smells photo shoot.

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Judging (a Book) By Its Coverage: Stuck Rubber Baby

Civil Rights! Gay Rights! Defective Condoms? All this and more on this weeks edition of Judging by Coverage where we take a look at Howard Cruse's masterpiece, Stuck Rubber Baby.

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Queer Around The Web

Looking for online outlets that let you get your geek on through the gay perspective? These Youtube channels can help get you started.

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Advice For Young Girls From Snow White

Snow White gives some advice on how to be a good girl (satire).

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Supernatural Recap: "The Things We Left Behind"

The midseason finale of Supernatural was all about family - and how those relationship can be pretty, well, killer.

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Agents of SHADE: All Shook Up

Let's talk about the shade of it all. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

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Cosplay Corner with Blaine: Thranduil's Crown

Construct the elf king's crown in just six easy steps!

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Destination: Bitch Planet

Kelly Sue DeConnick's latest endeavor for Image Comics pays homage to some powerful ladies of 1970s cinema.

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What's Geeks OUT About?

Geeks OUT rallies, empowers and promotes the queer geek community.

Ours is a diverse and growing culture made up of enthusiastic fans of all ages, colors, genders, sizes, and nationalities. Through regular events and a dynamic social media and online presence, Geeks OUT seeks to facilitate interaction locally, globally, and virtually, both to celebrate our shared geekiness and to focus and promote our own unique LGBT voice within that community.

Queer culture adds boldness, breadth, and an outsider edge to geek culture. Geeks OUT celebrates our contribution to the larger pop culture conversation by promoting queer and queer-positive artists, creators, and works; by calling out and combating homophobia and lack of diversity in geek culture; and balancing a queer viewpoint on mainstream geekery with a geeky view of the LGBT world. 

Geeks OUT aims to offer and maintain a visible and vivacious queer presence at geek events, fostering inclusivity and openness within our community. By hosting a booth at conventions, we highlight the fact that LGBT fans are an integral part of geek culture, encouraging greater participation and representation for this generation of queer fans and the next. 

Keep it fun, kids. Central to our mission is the free and un-cynical enjoyment of geek culture. While dedicated to our community, we stand united in fandom. Celebrating and promoting the LGBT fans within geek culture strengthens and enriches that culture for all.

 

FLAME ON!

Geeks OUT began in October of 2010 with a singular if ambitious goal: To establish a booth at the 2011 New York Comic-Con where queer geeks could belong. We didn't want LGBT fans to be an invisible element at the Con. We wanted to raise the visibility of both our local community and the larger presence of queer fandom. In the wake of the It Gets Better Movement, we were inspired to imagine a queer-positive zone where our people and allies would be represented, where it was cool to be a queer geek even if the rest of geek culture was still catching up.

We accomplished this goal. With the amazing help of organizations like Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and Prism Comics, generous donors, and legions of new members, Geeks OUT not only had the sickest booth at the 2011 Con (Did you see our banner or our capes? I mean, come on.), but we presented a standing-room-only panel, “It Gets Better (with Comics)!,” with a special shout-out from The New York Times. Check out the incredible video we recorded in the booth!

 

TO ME, MY GEEKS!

What can you do? Join the fight! Sign up on geeksout.org so you can comment on blogs and articles, post original content, create and publicize queer geek events, and interact with the community! Check back often for events, news, and updates. Got a few bucks burnin’ a hole in your pocket? Donate to our cause.