A new Birmingham-based specialist retailer of LGBT+ entertainment and media has launched its website.
Proud Geek, founded by Tom Buckle during lockdown, offers a wide selection of new and catalogued LGBT+ titles from the past 25 years.
Built out of a spare bedroom, Proud Geek’s stated aim is to be ‘a one-stop shop for everything geeky that’s LGBT+ centric: from sapphic fiction, to trans superheroes, to gay teen coming-of-age classics’.
Commenting on the business initiative, Tom said: “Proud Geek was set up to help promote great titles, well-produced films, unknown gems and obscure queer media that you’re going to fall in love with; to showcase films where queer-coded characters don't suffer, but thrive; where people can find content created specifically for them; where parents can find literature to help them understand gender dysphoria. Where everyone can find a superhero that they can identify with.
"I think it’s important for us as members of the LGBT+ community to see ourselves in the content we consume.
”Growing up gay was hard. Finding LGBT+ representation in media was even harder. I’ve been collecting queer cinema for the past 15 years and have always found it difficult to get hold of specific titles, so I created a space where they’re all under one ‘virtual’ roof.”
For more information, visit proud-geek.co.uk or search @ProudGeekStore on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
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