[Horror Queers] ‘Batman Returns’ and Coming Out for the Holigays

Each month in Horror Queers, Joe and Trace tackle a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both. For lifelong queer horror fans like us, there’s as much value in serious discussions about representation as there is in reading a ridiculously silly/fun horror film with a YAS KWEEN mentality. Just know that at no point will we be getting Babashook.

As two gay men, we have opted to use the moniker “Horror Queers” for this series of articles. It is a word that has a complicated history due to its derogatory use by bullies and hateful people, but has increasingly been adopted as a term of empowerment and a unifying term that recognizes the many complex identities that make up the LGBTIQQ community. Queer has become commonplace in academia, politics and pop culture over the past three decades. We understand and recognize that the term is still very hurtful for some people, but we believe that the more people that proudly reclaim it, the more the wounds and stigma surrounding the term are reduced. Using the word “queer” is intensely personal, but it is a decision that we are committed to. Please don’t be an asshole when using it and we’ll get along fine.
***SPOILERS for Batman Returns to follow.***

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2018 Horror Holiday Gift Guide!

So the holidays are upon us again and you’re stuck with the dilema of what to get your loved ones and relatives. But fear not! I have comprised a list of exciting items to get your favorite fan of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. The price points are varied so that (depending on how much you love them) you can find something that suits your budget. If all else fails and you don’t want to get them anything, I will gladly accept all the things on this list!

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