You know what one of my most common questions at school visits is? “How do you come out?” Kids actually ask me this, in front of their peers and teachers. It’s unbelievable to me, it’s so brave.
Writer/director/longtime lesbian favorite Angela Robinson has done a really subversive thing with the most talked-about period film of the fall: She’s brought an ardent screenplay, a soaring score, and unapologetically gauzy sunlight to bear on the story of the man, his wife, and their lover who created the most iconic female superhero of all time in the hopes that she would prepare the world for matriarchal rule — and a healthy side of bondage.
Bingo Love! Lumberjanes! And so much cosplay!
The Legend of Gay Zelda will capture your attention and pull on your heart with its adorably nerdy stories of queer love between video game characters.
Holy hell I was not ready for Shivana Sookdeo’s wild new 40-page comic Write Write Kill.
Artists’ Alley is full of comics and drawings and zines and buttons and stickers showing gay and bi and queer and pan and trans and gnc characters of all types being happy and being themselves. It’s hard not to spend all the money you have in just one afternoon, and in fact, I bought a lot more comics and pins than I was planning on buying.
If you love roller derby, you’re going to love this book.
We’ve got not one, not two, but three images of Harley and Ivy kissing in this article!
“I like to describe Hi-Fi Fight Club as equal parts Empire Records, Sailor Moon and The Baby-Sitters Club. I think there’s some D.E.B.S., Scott Pilgrim, Josie and the Pussycats and Lumberjanes in there as well.”
This book is just straighforwardly gay. Like, capital G Gay. If you were looking for nuance or subtext, this comic is not for you. Literally the first 21 pages are just Korra and Asami being gay and talking about their relationship. Nothing else happens.
Kiki doesn’t think it’s weird to go to a dance with a non-binary person; this is just normal life for these teens. Plus, Stevonnie gets to play with fashion in a way we haven’t see on the show, with a wonderful mix of androgynous, feminine and masculine clothes.
It’s about queer identity and finding happiness and purpose in life and living for yourself not for others and yes, loneliness. It’s a coming of age story, but for twenty-somethings dealing with struggles of identity, sexuality and mental health.
In We’re Still Here, there are fifty-five different stories, all with different trans creators or creative teams. There’s no set genre for these comics, so there’s everything from slice-of-life to visual essays to sci-fi to nonfiction.
“It’s a really queer book. And don’t worry! We’re going to take good care of your spooky babies, even when the going gets rough in the story. They’re in good, safe hands.”
It doesn’t look like Marvel will really going to be adding a lot of movies starring women or poc to their upcoming schedule any time soon. So instead, what I propose is that they fill up each movie with as many poc, women, disabled and LGBTQ characters as they can. Just stuff those movies full of ’em.
Comics for Choice, or C4C, is a comic anthology full of stories about abortion where the funds go to the National Network of Abortion Funds, so that everyone everywhere has access to abortions even if they can’t afford it or don’t have easy access.
“This is honestly one of the best comics about identity and finding community and yourself that I’ve ever read.”
Renegade city fae, post-apocalyptic bicycle gangs, reclusive monster boyfriends, and mysterious sewer-dwelling mermaids!
“After that summer, all I wanted was reassurance — not from other people necessarily, but from myself. I would have loved to talk to my adult self and ask her a million questions: Am I ok? Do I make it out of my teens alive? Who do I turn out to be, in the end?”
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