Queerly Represent Me is creating initiatives to research queerness in games & support queer folks
29

patrons

$62
per month

 
Queerly Represent Me is a resource hub and research organisation. We maintain a database of games that represent queer perspectives and feature queer content, and we also provide links to further resources and research regarding representation of sexuality, gender, and relationships. We are working on extensive research behind the scenes, both in the area of representations of queer identity in games as well as queer game studies more broadly.

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, Queerly Represent Me 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.


 
Your money will be supporting the creation and maintenance of a huge number of projects.

Queerly Represent Me has developed a visual database and spreadsheet database that display approximately 1,000 games featuring queer representation, from the mid-1980s to this year.

We have conducted multiple audience surveys since we were founded in May 2016, and we are analysing the data from those surveys so we can publish articles and papers discussing the way audiences respond to queer—and other diverse—content.

We attend conferences and conventions around Australia and, with further support, will be attending international events to discuss our ongoing work and research. We also publish articles based on our talks, as well as guides for how to better engage with queerness and diversity more broadly.

We host Jess' Queer Games Journey where Jess Zammit discusses lesser known games that she has played while researching for our database.

Every Wednesday, we publish new interviews in an interview series with queer folks working in the games industry. We are using this information to gain a better understanding of the ways queerness affects the work of queer devs, and the roadblocks that might be preventing them from excelling in the games industry.

We are working on our first publication of a zine, which is currently accepting submissions and will be published in 2018. It will feature stories of intersectional diversity.

We have additional outreach programs, including exhibitions, which we hope will connect the public to queerness and games.

And we maintain a list of additional resources that people can engage with that were not authored by the Queerly Represent Me team.

We are currently establishing ourselves as a not-for-profit organisation, and work as a paid consultation company on issues of representation and diversity within games, studios, and events.

We rely heavily on our community for tips and suggestions, and your support—through connecting with us, sharing us with your networks, and ensuring we can pay our bills—makes a world of difference.


 
Your Patreon support will help us to continue producing all of the resources, research, and initiatives listed above.

We are currently using donated funds to help us establish as a not-for-profit company, trademark our name and logo, and establish additional methods of financial support.

Our next goal is to afford to pay both our founding director (Alayna Cole) and our executive officer (Jess Zammit) for some of the research they are contributing to the organisation. This goal would cover a fraction of the work that they contribute to Queerly Represent Me, but it will go some distance towards supporting them for the time they spend updating the database, analysing data, and responding to emails.

Our primary aim with this Patreon is to make the money required to pay our staff and contributors for their work. So many hours go into making Queerly Represent Me what it is (and ensuring that all of the resources we provide are free to access for the public), and your Patreon support is what keeps us going.

If you can afford to donate, that is greatly appreciated! If you cannot, there are other ways you can support us. Check out our tips here.
Tiers
RED | Thank you
$1 or more per month 21 patrons
  • The knowledge that you have made a difference
  • Our everlasting gratitude
ORANGE | Early access
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
The above rewards, plus...
  • Access to our "what's in the works" Patreon updates
YELLOW | Discord community
$10 or more per month 1 patron
The above rewards, plus...
  • Access to special discount codes for our Redbubble and Big Cartel merchandise stores
GREEN | Help us?
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
The above rewards, plus...
  • Help us choose upcoming streamed games
  • Vote in exclusive polls for big upcoming business decisions
BLUE | Shout from rooftops!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
The above rewards, plus...
  • Personalised thank you messages on our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr), every month!
Includes Discord rewards
INDIGO | Q&A sessions
$75 or more per month 1 patron
Note: transcripts of Q&A sessions will be published on the QRM website after they conclude

The above rewards, plus...

  • Access to special Q&A sessions with Queerly Represent Me staff
Includes Discord rewards
VIOLET | One of us
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
The above rewards, plus...
  • Special access to an exclusive Discord channel, so you can chat with us whenever you like
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$62 of $500 per month
This amount will allow us to pay our researchers for several hours of work per month.
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Queerly Represent Me is a resource hub and research organisation. We maintain a database of games that represent queer perspectives and feature queer content, and we also provide links to further resources and research regarding representation of sexuality, gender, and relationships. We are working on extensive research behind the scenes, both in the area of representations of queer identity in games as well as queer game studies more broadly.

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, Queerly Represent Me 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.


 
Your money will be supporting the creation and maintenance of a huge number of projects.

Queerly Represent Me has developed a visual database and spreadsheet database that display approximately 1,000 games featuring queer representation, from the mid-1980s to this year.

We have conducted multiple audience surveys since we were founded in May 2016, and we are analysing the data from those surveys so we can publish articles and papers discussing the way audiences respond to queer—and other diverse—content.

We attend conferences and conventions around Australia and, with further support, will be attending international events to discuss our ongoing work and research. We also publish articles based on our talks, as well as guides for how to better engage with queerness and diversity more broadly.

We host Jess' Queer Games Journey where Jess Zammit discusses lesser known games that she has played while researching for our database.

Every Wednesday, we publish new interviews in an interview series with queer folks working in the games industry. We are using this information to gain a better understanding of the ways queerness affects the work of queer devs, and the roadblocks that might be preventing them from excelling in the games industry.

We are working on our first publication of a zine, which is currently accepting submissions and will be published in 2018. It will feature stories of intersectional diversity.

We have additional outreach programs, including exhibitions, which we hope will connect the public to queerness and games.

And we maintain a list of additional resources that people can engage with that were not authored by the Queerly Represent Me team.

We are currently establishing ourselves as a not-for-profit organisation, and work as a paid consultation company on issues of representation and diversity within games, studios, and events.

We rely heavily on our community for tips and suggestions, and your support—through connecting with us, sharing us with your networks, and ensuring we can pay our bills—makes a world of difference.


 
Your Patreon support will help us to continue producing all of the resources, research, and initiatives listed above.

We are currently using donated funds to help us establish as a not-for-profit company, trademark our name and logo, and establish additional methods of financial support.

Our next goal is to afford to pay both our founding director (Alayna Cole) and our executive officer (Jess Zammit) for some of the research they are contributing to the organisation. This goal would cover a fraction of the work that they contribute to Queerly Represent Me, but it will go some distance towards supporting them for the time they spend updating the database, analysing data, and responding to emails.

Our primary aim with this Patreon is to make the money required to pay our staff and contributors for their work. So many hours go into making Queerly Represent Me what it is (and ensuring that all of the resources we provide are free to access for the public), and your Patreon support is what keeps us going.

If you can afford to donate, that is greatly appreciated! If you cannot, there are other ways you can support us. Check out our tips here.

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Tiers
RED | Thank you
$1 or more per month 21 patrons
  • The knowledge that you have made a difference
  • Our everlasting gratitude
ORANGE | Early access
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
The above rewards, plus...
  • Access to our "what's in the works" Patreon updates
YELLOW | Discord community
$10 or more per month 1 patron
The above rewards, plus...
  • Access to special discount codes for our Redbubble and Big Cartel merchandise stores
GREEN | Help us?
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
The above rewards, plus...
  • Help us choose upcoming streamed games
  • Vote in exclusive polls for big upcoming business decisions
BLUE | Shout from rooftops!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
The above rewards, plus...
  • Personalised thank you messages on our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr), every month!
Includes Discord rewards
INDIGO | Q&A sessions
$75 or more per month 1 patron
Note: transcripts of Q&A sessions will be published on the QRM website after they conclude

The above rewards, plus...

  • Access to special Q&A sessions with Queerly Represent Me staff
Includes Discord rewards
VIOLET | One of us
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
The above rewards, plus...
  • Special access to an exclusive Discord channel, so you can chat with us whenever you like
Includes Discord rewards