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I'm a writer and blogger who's been focused on analyzing representation of LGBT and disabled folks in superhero, sci-fi, and fantasy media since 2014.
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MacGyver 2016: Representation Matters
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MacGyver 2016: Representation Matters

January 9th, 2017 | by Shannen Murphy
Disability and LGBT correspondent Shannen Murphy discusses the 2016 reboot of the 90s classic TV show MacGyver, and how the new show successfully orients itself straight at their demographic: young people who care about media representation.  They also talk about what the show can do to...
Are Marvel And DC In A Gay Arms Race?
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Are Marvel And DC In A Gay Arms Race?

November 15th, 2016 | by Shannen Murphy
LGBT characters are finding more and more space in comics these days and our very own Shannen Murphy is here to break down the rising opportunities and the way things are being handles by the big two comics publishers. Are Marvel And DC In A...
Who Is CW Supergirl’s Unknown Gay Character?
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Who Is CW Supergirl’s Unknown Gay Character?

October 9th, 2016 | by Shannen Murphy
With Supergirl coming back for its second season next week, everyone is trying to predict where the series is headed next.  Comments from the producers seem to imply the potential of a character we already know coming out as gay.  Here, Shannen discusses just which character...
Batman v Superman: Lex Luthor, Mental Illness And Me
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Batman v Superman: Lex Luthor, Mental Illness And Me

September 20th, 2016 | by Shannen Murphy
Batman v Superman created some fascinating characters, with Lex Luthor being one of the most hotly debated. Here, we use Lex Luthor to dive into issues of metal health from one fan’s perspective. Batman v Superman: Lex Luthor, Mental Illness And Me My name is...
LGBT Geeks Get Their Flame On At FlameCon 2
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LGBT Geeks Get Their Flame On At FlameCon 2

August 31st, 2016 | by Shannen Murphy
FlameCon 2 recently went down in New York City and our Shannen Murphy was there for ComiConverse. Here, Shannen details her recent time and experiences at the event and what the sense of community meant to her. LGBT Geeks Get Their Flame On At FlameCon...

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