[Pride In Horror Month] – “Queer Fear” Book Review

I recently finished reading “Queer Fear” by Michael Rowe, and it left me in my feelings quite a bit. This book was originally published in 2000: a mere 30 or so years after the stonewall riots, and 20ish from the start of the AIDS epidemic. Being gay 20 years ago was nothing like it was today, justContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – “Queer Fear” Book Review”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Queer Vampires in Modern Cinema

Editor Note: This article has been updated as of 8AM on June 24th. When we originally posted the content it was mistakenly published with a portion of the original work missing. We have updated this post to reflect that error, and apologize to the author for our misstep! Human society craves the Other – anContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Queer Vampires in Modern Cinema”

[Pride In Horror Month] – The Silhouette Man: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This short story may contain sensitive content. I don’t know how long I’d been unconscious, but when I came to I awoke in my worst nightmare. Surrounded by complete darkness, the cold prickled my skin. I thought I’d been buried alive in nothing but my underpants. When I cried for help and triedContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – The Silhouette Man: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month ] – My Sister, My Skin: A Poem

Trigger Warning: This story may contain sensitive content. I need to speak, though my words in vain,to save others from the torment, a lifetime of pain.I pray my story is heard through my tears and my blood.”Can anyone hear me?” God, is my voice reaching?”I fear it does not. My name is Stephen Northrup. IContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month ] – My Sister, My Skin: A Poem”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Becoming: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This story may contain sensitive content. Becoming The most popular girl in school is braiding my hair in gym class, and I am too nervous to speak. I was sitting on the benches, trying to force my thick curls into a neat ponytail like Miss Kentworth had insisted, when Hannah sat down behindContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Becoming: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter Community Art Project Printables

In light of recent events in Late May 2020 and Early June 2020, the DHR team would like to invite our community and friends to join us in a collective art project. The goal of this project is to connect the community through passionate, positive messaging in support of both the Black Lives Matter andContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter Community Art Project Printables”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Horror Can Heal

One of these days, assuming my senses of focus and organization ever come back from the COVID-19 war, I’d like to create a huge Queer Horror Database. I know there are some great ones for romance–which is what a lot of people, myself included for a long time, immediately and only thought of when thinkingContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Horror Can Heal”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Love Never Dies: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This story may contain sensitive content. Cut and crimp and fold and stitch… Louise’s filthy hands ached, her fingers cramped and numb. But still, she worked; after all, it had to be perfect. Rachel deserved only the best, and it would never do to miss even a single stitch. A single misplaced cutContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Love Never Dies: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Writing the Queer

I write about them a lot in my dark fiction. Sometimes they start out hidden, revealed slowly and with care, their addition not always central to the narrative. Other times they are front and centre, bold and proud and in your face. But however they appear, they’re always there, even if you don’t realise it.Continue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Writing the Queer”

[Pride In Horror Month] – The Animals Are Coming Out: Internal Queerness Versus External Monsters

(Note: spoilers for Chantal Beaulne’s excellent horror flash fic, “The Animals Are Becoming”) In recent Pseudopod-published story “The Animals Are Becoming” by Chantal Beaulne, our narrating character discovers their cat, called Mittens, is learning to walk on two legs. Good for laughs, they originally think. Soon they notice other animals changing their behavior, becoming moreContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – The Animals Are Coming Out: Internal Queerness Versus External Monsters”