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A Brief History of 'Star Trek's Portrayal of Trauma and PTSD

Nerd Out's Jessie Gender explores the history of the way PTSD is portrayed in the extremely popular sci-fi media franchise. 

Does Science Fiction Have Good LGBTQ+ Representation?

Queer content creators discuss how inclusive their fave sci-fi franchises are at LA Comic Con 2019! 

What's Queer Coding? And How Was It Used on Disney Villains?

Nerd Out's Jessie Gender explores the history of queer coding, and how it was used on some of our fave Disney villains.

Is Releasing Dangerous Art, Like 'Joker,' Ethical?

Nerd Out's Jessie Gender explores the controversy behind the Joker film, and the ethics and responsibilities artists have when putting content out into the world. 

The Evolution of Women in the 'Star Trek' Franchise

Nerd Out host Jessie Gender dives deep into the history of how the Star Trek franchise has included and portrayed women.

Why Won't the 'Ion Fury' Devs Remove Homophobic Jokes From the Game?

Nerd Out host Jessie Gender dives deep into the "censorship" controversy surrounding Ion Fury developers Voidpoint.

'Black Mirror: Striking Vipers' Shows How Games Can Express Identity

PRIDE's Jessie Gender talks about how that new, queer episode of Black Mirror encapsulates the way people use video games to express themselves.

How That Girl Power Moment in 'Avengers: Endgame' Actually Failed

Was it empowering? Or was it all performative?

Why Are People Calling Captain Marvel a Mary Sue?

On the latest Nerd Out, Jessie Gender breaks down the sexism behind calling the newest Avenger a "Mary Sue."

A Queer History of 'Star Trek'

In the newest episode of Nerd Out, Jessie Gender delves into some of the queerest moment in the entire Star Trek franchise!

Why Bisexual Erasure on TV Needs to Be Dismantled

So what is bi erasure? And why is it so harmful? Jessie Gender breaks it down in the latest episode of Nerd Out!

Why Right-Wing Doctor Who Fans Hate This Season—And Why They're Wrong

Why do so many Doctor Who fans hate the idea of a woman being the Doctor in season 11?

Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Queer-Baiting

J.K. Rowling continues to disappoint her queer fanbase by playing up an LGBTQ character who may not actually be gay.

Batwoman's Evolution from Batman's Beard to an LGBTQ Icon

Just in time for her live-action debut on The CW, let's dive into lesbian superhero Batwoman's surprising history.

Star Trek's Accidental Transgender Episode

Star Trek: The Next Generation made an incredibly relevant episode about trans issues in 1992 — and it was completely by accident.

Comicsgate, and Everything You Need to Know About It

PRIDE's Jessie Gender breaks down all the issues, harassment, and controversies surrounding the increasingly worrying Comicsgate movement.

Let's Rank Every Female-Led Superhero Movie

In honor of the Captain Marvel trailer, let's look back at the ups and downs (mostly downs) of female superhero cinematic history.

Breaking Down the Transphobia and Toxic Masculinity of 'Jack Ryan'

Jack Ryan's transphobic "humor" showcases a toxic masculinity that belittles the real dangers transgender people face.

How Gatekeeping Targets Women in Geek & Queer Culture

Following Ruby Rose's exit from Twitter, Jessie Gender breaks down what gatekeeping is—and how it's been consistently used to harass women.

The Importance of Supergirl's Transgender Superhero

Nicole Maine's upcoming portrayal of TV's first ever transgender superhero represents an important moment in trans representation.