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Queer Academia is an aesthetic that focuses on LGBTQ+ history, taking time to learn about the people history books left out and bringing attention to their work. Queer Academia is also centered around the freedom of literature, art, music, personal expression and experience.

Activities[]

  • Going to Pride and LGBTQ+ protests
  • Using the correct pronouns for those around you (you should do this regardless of your aesthetic)
  • Studying sexuality and gender
  • Educating the uneducated
  • Writing poetry
  • Watching LGBTQ+ shows and documentaries
  • Reading up on LGBTQ+ history
  • Participating in activism for equal rights (You should also do this regardless of your aesthetic)
  • Debating with friends about subtext in books

Podcasts[]

  • History is Gay

Books[]

  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • The Gay Agenda by Ashley Molesso & Chess Needham
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  • This Book Is Gay by Juno Dawson
  • Maurice by E. M. Forster
  • Man Into Woman: The First Sex Change by. Lili Elbe
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • honey girl by Morgan Rogers
  • Homosexuality: Speaking the Truth in Love by Edward T. Welch.
  • Heartstopper Series by Alice Oseman (and and her other books: Silence Radio, I was Born for that, Loveless,...)
  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
  • They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
  • The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
  • If Not, Winter - Fragments Of Sappho by Anne Carson
  • Afterlove by Tanya Byrne
  • The Course of True Love (And First Dates) - The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
  • Every Exquisite Thing - Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Heartstopper, Loveless, Radio Silence, by Alice Oseman

Movies[]

  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • My Own Private Idaho (1991)
  • Gods and Monsters (1998)
  • Velvet Goldmine (1998)
  • Mysterious Skin (2004)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • Breakfasts on Pluto (2005)
  • Capote (2005)
  • Milk (2008)
  • Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  • Kill Your Darlings (2013)
  • The Imitation Game (2014)
  • Pride (2014)
  • The Danish girl (2015)
  • Carol (2015)
  • Call me by your name (2017)
  • Boy Erased (2018)
  • Love, Simon (2018)
  • 1985 (2018)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
  • The Half of It (2020)
  • 120 BPM (beats per minute) (2017)

TV Shows[]

  • Heartstopper
  • She-Ra and The Princesses of Power
  • Young Royals
  • Sex Education
  • Dead End: Paranormal Park
  • The Owl House
  • First Kill
  • Tales of the City (1993-2019)
  • Queer as Folk US (2000-2005)
  • Pose
  • It's a Sin
  • Cucumber, Banana, Tofu

Music[]

Artists[]

  • Against Me!
  • Dorian Electra
  • Girl in Red
  • Hozier
  • Sophie
  • Tchaikovsky
  • King Princess
  • dodie
  • Clario
  • Cavetown
  • Chloe Moriondo

Clothing & Fashion[]

The Queer Academia style revolves around pride and fashion, taking much inspiration from Dark Academia.

Tops[]

  • Dress shirts
  • Denim jackets
  • Turtlenecks
  • Plaid shirts
  • Oxford shirts
  • Light blouses
  • Large polo necks
  • Soft, comfortable sweaters
  • Blazers
  • Suit jackets
  • Trench coats
  • Overcoats

Bottoms[]

  • Skirts
  • Plaid skirts
  • Dress pants
  • Plaid pants

Shoes[]

  • Oxfords
  • Doc Martens
  • Platform boots
  • Beat up Converse

Accessories[]

  • Wire-rimmed glasses
  • Pendant necklaces
  • Pride pins or patches
  • Silver or gold jewellery
  • Band rings
  • Satchel
  • Belts that match your shoes
  • Watches
  • Sweaters tied over the shoulders
  • Undone or loose ties

Community & social media[]


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