March 2017 Roundup

March 2017 Roundup

We missed ClexaCon. There’s really no reason other than it was expensive and not at a great time for us. We’re going to try to go next year, though. Tracy’s still sulking about how awesome it looked.

  • 23 Shows Added
  • 104 Characters Added
  • 2 Characters Died

What’s New?

Renewals are all the rage! One Day at a Time and The Good Fight both were renewed this month. And the second season of Wynonna Earp was announced for June, which is also when the final season of Orphan Black airs (sorry Tracy).

We also finally had our first death of the year: Eleanor Guthrie – March 5, 2017

New Features

We did a lot behind the scenes this month.


AMP is a Google project to speed up the web. We’ve had it here since January, but some work has gone in to making it look better and run faster.

Bury Your Queers

On March 3rd, we released our first (and possibly only, lets be serious) WordPress Plugin: Bury Your Queers. Now you can easily list the latest queer female deaths on your own site.

Open Data via APIs

We like statistics and that’s a big part of why we made this site. But just making a site with data doesn’t do as much good as letting people take the data and do what they want. So we’re doing just that by giving you a way to get at the data that doesn’t involve pretty pictures or layouts.

If you wanted to get an idea of how many queers died every year and plot out graphs and charts. You could go to stats on death page, select the data, copy it, and download it and format it. Or you could go right to the raw stats and download them.

If there are data points you’re interested in, leave a comment and we’ll see what we can code up.

Also if you’re interested in how bad it really is, we’re working on trendlines to better understand how different reality is from what we expected.

And bonus? To make all of this easier for everyone to consume, we’ve documented our APIs! If you see some data you’d like us to include in them, let us know. I obviously need more to code.

About Mika A. Epstein

Mika has been deep in fandom since she could say 'Trekkie.' With decades experience in running fansites, developing software, and organizing communities, she's taken on the challenge of delving into the recesses of television for queers long forgotten. Making this site with Tracy is nothing short of serendipity. Mika lives with her wife and their cats in Southern California. Of course she has a hybrid, but she'd rather ride her bicycle.
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