Thus, we see fandom itself as queer in essence, as it has positioned itself as a „heterotopia” – a social and communal space that has been in constant exchange and contestation with mainstream society and cultures.

Lavin, Maud; Yang, Ling; Zhao, Jing Jamie 2017. Boy’s Love, Cosplay and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures In Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Hong Kong University Press, HKU, XIV.
The queerness of fandom spaces
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