Finding a Safe Space in Fandom

On a semi-opaque white square is written “Finding a Safe Space in Fandom by Elaine Gallagher”. Below in the centre is the Glasgow in 2024 Pride logo, and the background is a galaxy cloud in shades of blue and purple going from the bottom left to top right corner of the image.

I grew up isolated and very much in the closet – an industrial and shipbuilding town down the river from Glasgow, as conservative and homophobic as such places always are, and a Catholic family with its institutional abhorrence of sex and the body, let alone sexuality or gender diversity. All … Read more