In a world where queer people are under attack from all angles, it's nice to know the one place they're safe is in the magical confines of fiction and fantasy. Where hippogriffs and hobgoblins fly, there's no transphobia, homophobia, or even sexism (because it's a world of fantasy), and when gravity is a mere suggestion instead of a law, why would things like the gender binary, heteronormativity, or even ableism still be a thing? 

Well, okay, it is in some fiction. But not all fiction! Some fiction is full of queer folk, and magic, and unicorns, and guns, and bombs, and explosions, and absolutely no homophobia or queerphobia of any kind. Or, if it does have those things, it deals with them in a kind, compassionate and meaningful way instead of treating it like something that's just luck of the draw, part of the deal. Something to be magic'd away like a shameful spot.

When the world of wizards has you down, just know there are other places to turn for your magic fix.

The Witcher

Queer Fantasy series The witcher Though overly dark and dour, this show has a young lesbian training to become a monster-hunting Witcher. CRACKED.COM

Steven Universe

Queer Fantasy series steven Universe Every gem is non-binary (and mostly gay!) CRACKED.COM

The Sandman

Queer Fantasy series ...IT'S LIKE UH GENDER ISN'T SOMETHING YOU CAN PICK AND CHOOSE AS UH FAR AS GODS ARE CONCERNED. WELL, THAT'S SOMETHING THE GODS CAN TAKE AND STUFF UP THEIR SACRED RECTA. I KNOW WHAT I AM. The sandman Wanda Mann. Trans (unfortunate name). Tells the gods to shove it. CRACKED.COM

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Queer Fantasy series The chilling Adventures of sabrina Queen of Hell. Major ally to Theo Putnam, trans boy. CRACKED.COM

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Queer Fantasy series Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar children A home harbors dark secrets and queerness in this odd book and even odder film. CRACKED.COM

Wicked

Queer Fantasy series wicked Every character (and probably a good handful of the cast) is some kind of queer in this gritty reboot of The Wizard of Oz. CRACKED.COM

The Umbrella Academy

Queer Fantasy series The Umbrella Academy Viktor Hargreeves. Welcome the newest, oldest member of the team, the White Violin. CRACKED.COM

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Queer Fantasy series Jonathan strange & Mr Norrell This epic series about the rivalry between two master magicians, is one of the greatest fantasy novels ever sold. Their relationship is as queer as Troy. CRACKED.COM

The Magicians

Queer Fantasy series The Magicians Queer, talking animals, queer talking animals... The Magicians has it all. CRACKED.COM

Dimension 20's Misfits and Magic

Queer Fantasy series PER SITAR water OF H - FAMATE RUGATUS THESPAN SIMA CUIUS OB-L oz AB NVICAS INCITISSIMA CU ISSOLA 3 LLS 23 HAIR AMODO BEDA CRUARE INALI DEL TERFICEN NOSTR ZIEVE NT EXSAN VERSERM CABBULEMUR REAL CUPIDUM Dimension 20's VIAL ВХН MODILE Misfits and Magic Taking place in a magical world where magic makes about as much sense as it does in the real world, the story follows a whimsical chosen one (to a great darkness), just some basketball player, a YouTube celeb, and a non- binary former drama goth emo. CRACKED.COM

Lumberjanes

Queer Fantasy series Lumberjanes A collection of youths team up at this camp for Lumberjanes - like Girl Scouts, but more magic-y. Some are trans, most are queer, and all get involved in weird mysteries. CRACKED.COM

The Invisibles

Queer Fantasy series BOLLAHD The Invisibles A bald eagle, a punk, a genderqueer, a self- proclaimed f****t are the story's heroes, members of an underground Invisible College devoted to fighting an incursion. CRACKED.COM

Every Heart a Doorway

Queer Fantasy series HUGO AND NEBULA AWARD EVERY WINNER! HEART A Every Heart a Doorway A home for all the lost boys and girls who stumble through a closet, a painting, or found themselves suddenly adrift at sea. Queers included, especially. SEANAN McGUIRE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR CRACKED.COM

Carry On

Queer Fantasy series RAINBOW KW carry on This in-world turned into an IRL ROWELL fanfiction novel is a gay romance between a pseudo Harry and a pseudo Draco, but better written. CAKKYUN CRACKED.COM

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