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Pairing: Frank Iero/Gerard Way
Alternative name(s): Frerard
Gender category: slash
Fandom: Bandom
Canonical?: no
Prevalence: popular
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Frank/Gerard, also known as Frerard, is the Bandom slash pairing of Frank Iero and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, originating from the duo's stagegay antics, seen especially during Projekt Revolution. It is the most popular pairing within My Chemical Romance.

Ship History

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Frank/Gerard does not appear to have been the clear favorite from the beginning, as it was not the first MCR ship to get its own LiveJournal community (that would be Gerard/Mikey). However, the ship has been around since at least 2005, if not earlier. The first comm dedicated to the pairing was gerardxfrankie, created 18 March 2005. Another pairing-specific comm, frankxgerard, was created in September of that year. Although in later years fans would reminisce about Frank and Gerard kissing on stage during Projekt Revolution in 2007, this behavior was by no means unique to that tour. For instance, fans at yeahchemical were excitedly reporting on the Frerard stagegay of Warped Tour 2005.[1] In October 2004, a fan at chemicalromance reported the same, and another fan replied that it wasn't a big deal and they kissed all the time.[2]

Common Aspects of Fanworks

Fanfiction settings are widely varied, but are mainly:

  • "In the band"
  • High School AU (based on the video for their second album Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge's first single, I'm Not Okay (I Promise) and the band's accounts of their own high school experiences)
  • Killjoys AU (based on the concept of the band's fourth studio album, Danger Days:The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys)
  • Various AUs including genderswap, crossdressing, coffee shop AUs, vampire/werewolf/ghost/supernatural AU.

Most works include not only Frank and Gerard, but also the other two members of My Chemical Romance, Mikey Way and Ray Toro. Other frequently-used characters include former drummer Bob Bryar, former tour managed Brian Schechter, wives Lindsey "LynZ" Way (née Ballato), Jamia Iero (née Nestor) and Alicia Simmons-Way (née Simmons), guitar tech Matt Cortez, temporary drummers Mike Pedicone and Jarrod Alexander, touring keyboardist James Dewees and various other bandom members.

Example Fanworks

cover art by theopteryx for a podfic by shiningartifact based on a Frank/Gerard fanfic by theopteryx


Alternate Universes

Based on music videos



Archives, Communities and Reclists


  1. ^ aug. 4th warped. post by sometimesalways on 5 August 2005.
  2. ^ untitled post by life_is_black to chemicalromance, 2004-10-26.
  3. ^ WebCites for Bexless's Frank/Gerard Manifesto: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4