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Queer Visibility: This is AMERICA

Queer Visibility: This is AMERICA

America was until this past generation a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us. – Richard Spencer, The National Policy Institute Your skin so golden brown. Be young, be dope, be proud. Like an American. – Lana Del Rey A little

Queer Visibility: JUGHEAD, an Ace, and Her Comic

I remember reading Jughead #10 and one page into the issue, tweeting this: It hurts how much I relate to Jughead sometimes. It’s too real #thatacespectrumlife pic.twitter.com/KCwr5KKXPb — 🎃Mexi G @ LACC 🕸 (@thatmexisaurus) October 27, 2016 I have a little open secret. It’s weird for me to say “secret”, because it’s not exactly like

Queer Visibility Interview: Erin Nations Pops Out with GUMBALLS

In the tradition of cartoon anthologies like Eightball and Optic Nerve, this December Top Shelf Productions introduces Gumballs, and new one-man comic anthology from Portland cartoonist Erin Nations. Taking a funny look at a variety of stories, including his own true-life story of gender transition, Nations brings his quirky humor and fascination with humanity to

Bi and Bye: CATWOMAN, WONDER WOMAN, and the Dilemma of Reveal

It was two years ago this week that Selina Kyle, the femme fatale known as Catwoman, got her tenth life as the new mob boss of Gotham City under the pen of writer Genevieve Valentine. It was a stunning status quo shake-up for those who were following Catwoman in her New 52-branded series, and indeed,

Queer Visibility Interview: Steve Orlando Reunites MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO

Here’s a story of a book that everyone loved (and reviewed) and no one ordered. Midnighter was easily one of the crown jewels of DC Comics’ DCYou promotion in 2015, pushing the gay hero to new heights of recognition and critical acclaim. And yet, the Direct Market refused to sit up and take notice. Fortunately

Exclusive Interview: Greg Rucka on Queer Narrative and WONDER WOMAN

It should come as no surprise that reliance on canon creates an orthodoxy which harms and marginalizes perfectly valid queer readings. – Emma Houxbois, Comicosity (née The Rainbow Hub)   The power of stories like these, whether it’s a deep and personal tale wrought with emotion, or some fun and flirty fan art, cannot be

Queer Visibility: Joey Stern Talks State of Industry and FLAME CON

Joey Stern knows a thing or two about queer visibility in comics. As chief spokesperson for Geeks OUT, an LGBT-focused organization focused on highlighting queer visibility both in comics and in fandom, Joey works with other volunteers to rally, empower, and promote the queer geek community. And one of the biggest ways they do that

Still Here, Still Queer: 35 MORE Indie Titles Doing Right by LGBTA Fans

It’s been less than a year since Comicosity put together the last list of 35 indie comic titles that included queer characters or themes — and to be perfectly honest, it didn’t take much to come up with another. That’s progress, slowly but steadily. DC has dropped to three queer-led monthlies (Harley Quinn, Hellblazer, and

Queer Visibility Interview: Dan Parent Returns to KEVIN KELLER

Archie Comics has progressively been relauching its entire main line, first pushing out new versions of their hallmark titles, Archie and Jughead; then announcing new ongoings for Betty and Veronica and Josie and the Pussycats. Now it’s Kevin Keller’s turn with the launch of digital-first title Life with Kevin. Writer Dan Parent swings by to

LGBT Visibility: This Fucking Week

This fucking week. Sunday morning, like a lot of Americans, I woke to the news that 49 people in Orlando, Florida, had been gunned down in what has since been named the largest mass fatality from a single shooter in US History. Sunday morning and every day since, also like a lot of Americans, I’ve