Has Failed The LGBTQIA
The horror community has thousands of LGBTQIA fans, so where are we
in the stories? Traditionally, horror has either excluded us or
misplaced us as part of the plot twist. Transgender individuals are
vilified in stories like "Silence of the Lambs" and "Sleepaway
Camp." Lesbians are included to sexualize the storylines and Gay men
are depicted as shrill-screaming comic relief.
Where is everyone else in this picture?
Short Answer: They're not.
When was the last time you read or saw a horror movie with an
accurate depiction of an individual identifying as Bisexual? As
Intersex or Asexual? What about people who just identify as Queer?
As with everything else, there is a place for all us--we just have
to go out of our way to make it.
Of Our Authors
Are Previously Published
They have books, followings and die-hard fans! They've done this
before and want to do it again. This time, to make something that
includes all of our voices--together. Even if you haven't ever had a
story published before, we'd love to hear from you and read your
submissions! We want to include stories by LGBTQIA authors and
allies both seasoned and up-and-coming.
of LGBTQIA People
Growing up, many of us didn't have realistic rolemodels to identify
with. LGBTQIA were under or misrepresented in all facets of the
media that most of us consumed. We had to figure out who we were and
how we identified on our own. Would it have helped you as you were
coming into your own to have seen positive rolemodels and regular
people living regular lives just like anyone else? With your help,
we can create that for the kids who are coming-of-age next. We
intend to do that with realistic depictions of people in horrific
situations; though the themes of this book may be gory, we will not
be featuring erotica or overly sexualized stories in this
collection. There is a place for those stories--just in a different