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Sunday, 28 February 2010

LGBT History month closes

As February ends so does our second themed week.  We hope you've enjoyed the series and that you've found some interesting books to follow up.  We think we've pointed out a few special gems over this last week and previously, so as a recap here is a list of comics featuring LGBT characters:

Fun Home
Questionable Content
The Moon and Sandals
Catwoman: Crooked Little Town
Azumanga Daioh
Penny and Aggie
Runaways: Pride and Joy

There's a good mix of webcomics, manga, superheroes, romance and biography in that list so there should be something for everyone's taste.

Readers who are following this blog closely will have noticed that among the posts listed above and tagged LGBT, there is a lack of representation from the BT part of the LGBT acronym.  For this, our apologies.

I can assure you that there are comics featuring bisexual and trans characters out there, however due to real world committments we were unable to review them in time for this event.  The omission is not intentional and will be rectified in the future.

In the meanwhile, if you would like to read comics featuring trans characters there are various webcomics you can view for free.  Please note that links are provided for information only and are not (yet) recommendations.

Venus Envy
Lean on me
Second Stage
Grey Matters
My Life in Blue

As for bisexual characters, in comics, like a lot of mediums of popular culture, it can be difficult to find good, realistic depictions of bisexual characters.  I have one superhero title in mind which will be reviewed in the near future, and I will be investigating other books to feature at a later date.

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