About the Site
NameQueerly Represent Me
Founder / locationAlayna Cole
Founding dateMay 2016
Press / Business contactAlayna Cole: firstname.lastname@example.org
Queerly Represent Me is a database of games that represent queer perspectives and feature queer content. The website features discussions about a variety of games and also provides links to further resources and research regarding representation of sexuality, gender, and relationships.
There are two key reasons why Queerly Represent Me is an important and valuable resource. Firstly, the database allows members of the queer community to familiarise themselves with and access more texts that represent them. This can act as a supportive gesture to those who are comfortable with their identities, or can assist in the formation of self-identity for those who are questioning their sexuality or gender. Secondly, the site allows those who do not identify as queer to broaden the pool of games that they play or to form new understandings of games that they have already accessed, while developing empathy for the queer community and the issues we face. Additionally, the database is an important resource for those researching queer representation in games academically, journalistically, or for their personal growth.
Ongoing discussion around the representation of queer identities, and what constitutes a positive representation, is vital and Queerly Represent Me seeks to be a key voice within this conversation.
Queerly Represent Me was founded in May 2016, primarily as a reference point where the work of the founder—Alayna Cole—and others in the research area of queer representation could be collated and shared. While many articles and websites exist to highlight the ‘top 5’ or ‘top 10’ representations of a particular type, Queerly Represent Me was designed to feature an exhaustive and ever-growing list, evolving in ways that a static article cannot. Queerly Represent Me currently features more than 650 games and is constantly expanding through suggestions from the community.
Information for Press
- Visual database
Detailed entries about games, series, and developers that feature queer content. Perfect for those wanting to read about queer content in their favourite games, or browse for new titles to explore.
- Spreadsheet database
Detailed spreadsheet of all games featured in our database. Ideal for those seeking a ‘big picture’ view of the games we feature, and who want to engage with data and trends.
Collation of key sources about queer representation, including papers, articles, and additional databases or archives.
- Survey results
Results of surveys conducted to further explore public opinion of queer representation, such as representations of sexuality, gender, and relationships. Published results include quantitative data and qualitative analysis.
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"Whether a researcher, a gamer, or a developer, Queerly Represent Me is a valuable resource for anyone even slightly interested in representation within video games." - Saf, Tosche Station
"It is wonderful to see a site such as this come into existence and hopefully it can help make my inclusive gaming world dream become a reality."
- Matt Hewson, Player2.net.au
"We’re super excited to see this database come together!" - Jillian, FemHype