Image from ComicAttack.net
Speaking of LGBTQ representation in comics, remember when we introduced our contributing columnist C.D. Kirven and mentioned that she will soon release her comic book, The TAO Diaries? She was recently interviewed by ComicAttack.net, a cool site that provides comic previews, reviews and more. So cool! The interview explores the historical exclusion of queer characters in comics and current trends concerning LGBTQ comic characters. Super interesting fact that I did not know: “Homosexuality was banned in mainstream US comics by the Comics Code Authority (CCA) until 1989 (ComicAttack.net)”. C.D. analyzes in depth how LGBTQ characters are portrayed in comics and discusses the negative social perceptions and problems that arise from the exclusion of queer characters. Check out ComicAttack.net’s interview with C.D. here!
This is all very inspiring; I’m going to have to start reading more comics!
By: C. D. Kirven, Contributing Writer & LGBT Activist
“Cautious, careful people always casting about preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.” — Susan B. Anthony.
As a member of the LGBT community fighting against bigotry, I understand the depth of your passion and also empathize with the difficulties you’ve endured fighting to expose the injustice America so openly projects to the world during a time of war recklessly turning its back on LGBT soldiers who’ve sacrificed for their country. In 2009, women made up 14 percent of the army but accounted for up to 48 percent of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’s discharges. “Harry Reid is a pussy,” you angrily said after the failed Senate vote last month, vowing to speak out, and “he’ll be bleeding once a month.” Your comment is almost too insulting to take seriously but needs to be publicly addressed in order for us to move forward as one unified …
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Hello to all you lovely queers out there! Time continues to fly and suddenly we’re coming into the last stretch of 2010. October, our LGBTQ History Month, is upon us. The Equality Forum has a neat website where a video featuring a queer icon will be released every day this month.
We at G-P think that LGBTQ History Month is awesome, even though we had never heard of it until just this year. In the spirit of the month, we’ve started up a new section on our website called Notable Queers. The title says it all – we’ll feature queer writers, musicians, performers, and activists and highlight their contributions to queer media. G-P admires quite a few queer icons, so you’ll be seeing a lot of these posts in the future!