Geeks OUT Podcast: 2017 Queer in Review

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In this week's episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin (@Gilligan_McJew) is joined by outgoing Geeks OUT President Joey Stern and incoming Geeks OUT President Nicole Gitau (@cocodevaux) for a super-sized podcast where they discuss the highs and lows of queer comics and pop culture in 2017. 

This Week's Topics Include:

Favorite LGBTQ Character of the Year (Comics)
- Kim Quatro
- Ayo/Aneka

- Poison Ivy
- Ms. America Chavez

- Iceman
- Benjamin Deeds

Favorite LGBTQ Story of the Year (Comics)
- The Wicked + The Divine
- World of Wakanda

Joey - Sex Criminals
- Bitch Planet

Kevin - Generation X
- Justice League of America

Favorite LGBTQ Character of the Year (Movies and TV)
- Ofglen / Moira (Handmaid’s Tale)
- Bill (Dr. Who)

- Hulk (SHUT UP)
- Panto (dirk Gently)

- Karolina Dean
- Citizen Cold

Favorite LGBTQ Story of the Year (Movies and TV)
- Lena Waithe’s “Thanksgiving”, Master of None
- Sense 8 (#Nomanita and renewal)

- Panto (dirk gently)
- Trixie and Katya on Vice

- Todd on BoJack Horseman
- Crisis on Earth X

Sexiest LGBTQ Character of the Year (Comics)
Nicole: America


Kevin: Baal

Sexiest LGBTQ Character of the Year (Movies and TV)
Nicole: Valkyrie

Joey: IT

Kevin:  Citizen Cold

Writer Who Brought the Sexy
Nicole: Gabby Rivera

Joey: Sina Grace

Kevin: Kieron Gillen

Artist Who Brought the Sexy
Nicole: Sana Takeda

Joey: Molly Knox Ostertag
  Kevin: Kris Anka

Annoying LGBTQ Items in 2017
- Gaybaiting as woke advertising (Riverdale, Power Rangers, Beauty & the Beast, Star Wars, Sherlock)
- “Bury Your Gays” won’t actually die (Dr. Who, Handmaid’s Tale)

- Marvel EIC being a white dude who pretended to be Asian

- People hating on change
- Marvel canceling queer titles

Creator/Writer Who Did Right by LGBT
Nicole: Roxane Gay

Joey: The Wachowskis

Kevin: Greg Berlanti

Resolutions for the LGBTQ Community in regards to comics and sci fi
Nicole (generic queer wishes)
- More bi characters (GLAAD reports a decline this year)
- More trans characters played by trans actors (because duh)

- Gay Hulk
- Gayer Hulk

- Marvel does better by its queer characters
- MCU has an out queer character

Things to tide you over until we return in 2018

Mine!: a comics collection to benefit Planned Parenthood

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