How gay geeks became comic book heroes

By : Jeremy Williams
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Watermark issue 22.08 is on newsstands through April 22 and is all about “gay geek” culture and MegaCon.

For this special issue our art director, Jake Stevens, took the guys of Flame On!, a podcast that meets at the intersection of gay and geek culture, and converted them into comic book heroes.

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Issue 22.08: Gay Geeks!

By : Jake Stevens
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Game On! LGBT geeks find their tribe, podcast their passions and gear up to infiltrate MegaCon 2015, Fired from a Winter Park school, lesbian teachers fight back, Tampa Pride attendance tops 35,000, Bakery back in business after being harassed for refusing anti-gay order, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

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‘Gay geeks’ find their super-powers

By : Stephen Miller
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Like millions of LGBT people before them, gay geeks have come out of the closet! They and their straight counterparts will descend on Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center Apr. 10 through 12 for MegaCon, Central Florida’s massive multi-genre convention. Expect elaborate costumes, miles of merchandise, tons of games and multitudes of meet-ups!

Professing a love of X-Men, Harry Potter, anime, or live-action-role-play may seem trivial compared to LGBT struggles, but there are several definite similarities. For years, many gay geeks had trouble admitting their love. They were shamed, teased, and even bullied.

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