Thursday, April 18, 2024

Black Friday is the perfect time for queer geeks

Black Friday is an incredible time, and not just because you can finally afford a refrigerator that comes with a water dispenser without breaking the bank. No, Black Friday is also a perfect time for those who are looking to splash out on queer geekery.

‘Queer geekery’ is a broad term, and it may be one that we’ve just made up on the spot, but we know for certain there’s a market for it. The term covers queer comics, video games, film, TV, books, and novels, and while you can probably purchase all of these from mainstream stores, we advise that you instead turn your attention to the little, queer stores that are doing their best to make a living.

One such store is Proud Geek, a UK-based specialist retailer that offers a wide range of queer titles that were released in the past 25 years. These titles range from sapphic, 1900’s fiction to trans superheroes, as well as the classic teen coming out media and entertainment, to age old classics that every queer person just needs to have in their life.

There is also plenty of game-related merchandise too, such as Jack Dixon’s Adventuring with Pride, and comics from a popular queer video game, Dream Daddy.

What we really like about Proud Geek is that it separates all of its media and entertainment through unique tags. So if you’re looking for BAME/POC LGBTQ+ media featuring a female protagonist then you’re able to do just that. It makes it so much easier to find the things you’re really interested in.

If this sounds like your idea of heaven then fret not, you’ll be able to get 40% off LGBTQ+ books, comics and films at Proud Geek right now. Especially good if you’re looking for queer Christmas presents and you don’t want to spend your Black Friday money using Amazon, which let’s be honest, who would if you could support an indie retailer instead?

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.