ABOUT QUEER MEDIA MATTERS
Queer Media Matters was started by entertainment writer and pop culture critic Dana Piccoli in response to a shortage of LGBTQ+ specific sites. With LGBTQ+ material only increasing, Dana wanted a space to talk about all the content (and all the feelings) associated with these important storylines, content, and creators.
The last few years have been difficult for queer media, with many sites shuttering, even as we have more queer media to cover. LGBTQ+ writers have often been the watchdogs in media for positive representation, and serve an important purpose for the future of queer media.
Queer Media Matters will cover LGBTQ+ media, from tv to film, podcasts to pop music. All with zero pop up ads. If we choose to do any ad support, it will be in the form of sponsored posts.
We want queer media to thrive, and Queer Media Matters will do its part to make that happen.
About Editor in Chief, Dana Piccoli
Dana Piccoli got her start in queer media by writing songs about her favorite TV shows and posting them on Youtube. She was discovered in 2012 and joined the AfterEllen team, first as vlogger and writer, then as the Managing Editor. She left the site in 2016 and went on to lead Bella Media Channel as their Managing Editor until 2020. She’s contributed to such publications as The Mary Sue, Curve Magazine, Go, The Decider, and more. She was named one of The Advocate’s Champions of Pride in 2019, and one of Curve Magazine’s Pride Power List in 2018.
Dana is a professional moderator and host, interviewing talent like the cast of Carmilla at New York Comic Con, and actors and creators including Amber Benson, Chyler Leigh, the cast of Wynonna Earp and many more at ClexaCon.
She is also a published author. Her debut novel, Savor the Moment, is available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook.
Research Assistant/ Writer: Madeline Erb (@hgandmyka)
Madeline Erb is a northern nerd transplanted to the south. She's an English major with big gay energy. She's still yelling about Buffy The Vampire Slayer, despite having been all of two years old when it first aired. Queer media representation certainly matters to her.
You can find a few of her short lesbian novelettes under the pen name Madeline Kelly on Amazon.