Do you know about queer coding? You’ve probably come across it on TV and in movies, even if you didn’t know the term for it.
Queer coding is when writers hint that a character is queer without explicitly saying so – and it’s usually villains who are written this way.
So why is queer coding something you should be worried about? Here’s Riley J. Dennis with an answer to that and more questions about how this media trope is hurting real people. It’s not just about the movies, and this is why need to pay attention to the impact.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 9 Ways the Media Can Stop Shutting Out Trans Voices
- Here’s Why We Need to Bury the ‘Bury Your Gays’ Media Trope
Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.