Pride 2020 Through Art: Queer Media as Lego Minifigures

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Pride 2020 Through Art: Queer Media as Lego Minifigures

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When I had the idea to focus a mini collection on the expression of sexuality during the pandemic, one of the things that came to mind was Pride 2020. I myself was going to attend the event in Boston this year, however, like much of the United States, the celebration was cancelled. However, I knew that the LGBT community wouldn’t just let June pass by without some celebration. This post from Reddit displays how one individual spent pride month with the goal of turning individuals from queer media into Lego minifigures. Queer characters in movies and television are not all that easy to find, so this individual’s work had the potential to introduce anyone who stumbles upon their posts to queer characters. This in itself amplifies the voices of the LGBT community, by in a way calling for the normalization of queer characters in media, and giving them a way to share their identities through projects they create.

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Screenshot of a post found on Reddit in subreddit r/thelword

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This item was submitted on December 15, 2020 by Jackson Crilley using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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