Justice League of Queers : Superhero Activism

Panel Room 2

Sunday September 17, 2023 - 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

A multimedia presentation and discussion on what it means to be a real life superhero as well as representation of people and issues (or lack thereof) in comics books and other related media. Presented by the Justice League of Queers. The Justice League of Queers is a social and environmental activist collective, with over 10,000 followers online, found around doing grassroots activism while dressed like super heroes. Facebook.com/SuperQueerSuperPunks Co-founded by Victor, NY based activist and comedian Mike Gamms, The Justice League of Queers first received national news attention in September 2019 after thwarting a KKK rally in Madison, Indiana while dressed as Spiderman. https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/09/01/counterprotesters-drive-kkk-from-indiana-park-dnt-vpx.wdrb Through creative, fun and cosplay inspired direct action, videos, online content, mutual aid, discussion panels, comedy shows and even dance parties, around the United States, The Justice League of Queers and it's members seek to spread their activist message through engaging ways. Along with local community-based activist group, Being Black in the Burbs, The Justice League of Queers are also the organizers of the Finger Lakes Queer Liberation Pride Festival. https://www.rochesterfirst.com/community/local-pride-celebrations-persist-through-continuous-rain https://www.facebook.com/beingblackintheburbs https://www.facebook.com/fingerlakesqueerliberationpridefestival



18+, General Entertainment