In the present Nordic audiovisual media landscape, queer and trans characters and themes are more visible than ever. LGBTQ roles are increasingly being included in large broadcast drama series as well as in smaller web formats. Social media sites provide new audiovisual platforms for queer and trans media content, celebrity, activism and community building. The number of queer film festivals and events is steadily increasing. Still, despite the image of Nordic LGBTQ friendliness and increasing attention to diversity in cultural policies, queer and trans filmmaking and representation in feature length fiction remain relatively scarce. This special issue of lambda nordica on Nordic Queer Cinema and Media aims to address contemporary aspects of queer audiovisual publicity and world-making, as well as the history of queer cinema and media in the Nordic region.
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