There's a lot of quality queer content out there, but also a lot of media more akin to a hot dumpster fire. RQG celebrates it all, the good and the bad, in the name of creating conversations, encouraging change, and providing safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community, especially queer women, non-binary, and trans folx.
RQG thinks this question is, well, reel unnecessary, at least in the way it's usually presented. This question of taste assumes homogeneity across all viewers and is constantly used to perpetuate a limited idea of what real Art (with a capital A) is. Too often, white, cisgender, heteronormative, able-bodied, and well-educated points of view are deemed the ideal standard. When you belong to a group that hasn’t received its share of creative power, different criteria for what makes a “good” movie can emerge.
While the number of films and TV by and for queer people has grown significantly, stories by and for straight cis people still far outnumber the queer ones. Queer representation might not always hit the mark, but it is nonetheless an integral part of our history—and it can start a dialogue about how we want to see ourselves portrayed, inspiring better representation in the future.
At the same time, we strive to support and raise awareness of noteworthy films and TV that accurately show our experiences. Through these powerful mediums, RQG brings together the queer community to celebrate the many facets of our lives.