Queer Intersections

Queer Intersections is a collection of interactive visualizations of the LGBTQ Video Game Archive, founded by Adrienne Shaw at Temple University. The Archive consists of all recorded representations of LGBTQ content in video games since the 1980s, and includes relevant commentary and resources. Queer Intersections quantifies the representations in the Archive according to their intersecting identity categories, such as gender, sexuality, race, and game genre, and then visualizes the data using interactive tables, graphs, and pie charts. These visualizations and their associated data are hosted at queerintersections.cmejeur.org in order to make them accessible for scholars, students, and the interested public.

Queer Intersections is meant to reveal historical and contemporary trends in queer representation in games by visualizing data representative of the entire LGBTQ Video Game Archive. It further highlights how those trends intersect with and are inflected by gender, race, and class. As such, the project enables intersectional analyses that contribute to building queer game studies that are more inclusive and cognizant of difference. 

Cody Mejeur

2017-2018 CHI Grad Fellow Cohort

PhD Candidate, Department of English