Gay Fans Get “Doctor Who” Dish With “Queers Dig The Time Lords”

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The 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who has garnered a massive queer following over the year, and not just because gay producer Russell Davies gave us openly bi swashbuckler Captain Jack Harkness. There are numerous LGBT characters and storylines, as well as a deeper understanding that there’s far more under the sun that we can assume.

Now, from Mad Norwegian Press comes Queers Dig Time Lords, a new tome celebrating the LGBT community’s love for the British sci-fi series:


Tanya Huff (Blood Ties) wears bi-focals as she analyzes the Doctor’s fluid sexuality, former Doctor Who script editor Gary Russell explores the show’s effect on his teenage years, Paul Magrs (Hornets’ Nest) defends and celebrates the series’ camp qualities, and Melissa Scott (Trouble and Her Friends) describes Who’s impact on her greatest love and loss.

Other contributors include David Llewellyn (Night of the Humans), Rachel Swirsky (Through the Drowsy Dark), Hal Duncan (Ink: The Book of All Hours), Amal El-Mohtar (The Honey Month), Brit Mandelo (Beyond Binary), Mary Anne Mohanraj (Bodies in Motion), and Jed Hartman (Strange Horizons).

What’s more, Captain Jack himself—out actor John Barrowman— is contributing the book’s introduction.

h/t: Geeks Out

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  • Zodinsbrother

    Doctor Who has always had a large gay fanbase. That’s why the Vince/Michael character in the the original Queer as Folk series was a Dr Who fan. Go to any Dr Who convention over the last 30 years and it would have been full of gay guys.

  • EdWoody

    Vince was a Dr Who fan because QaF was also written by Russell Davies, the writer of NuWho.

  • Zodinsbrother


    Yes and because Russell had been a member of gay who fandom for years. I remember Paul Cornell a straight writer on Dr Who since 2005 writing an article in a fanzine in the early 1990s trying to explain why there were so many gay Dr Who fans.

    I went to three different Dr Who Conventions last year, all organised by gay fans. At one convention they did a poll of attendees on the top ten sexiest Dr Who companions. About 90% of the fans there were male but eight out of the top ten slots were taken by male companions and another one was tin dog!!

    Do the maths!

    Even straight Dr Who fans are a little bit gay!

  • TrekBear

    Rory was one of the greatest male companions I’ve ever seen! He brought so much to the 2nd companion role and was easy on the eyes.

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