In my experience, once people get older and their teenage experience settles into a hazy myth in their brains that supplants the actual memories, almost everyone thinks they were the weird-one-out in high school. Even the most privileged types see themselves in outcast terms. I don’t know that this is human-nature, but it is American […]
“I remember the absolute last copy of the first print run, which I sold at Comic-Con. It was to a middle-aged, straight woman who was buying it for her teenage, gay son. She told me that she was getting the book for him because she wanted him to know his history and lineage, and she couldn’t tell that story to him herself. She thanked me for creating the book for the both of them and I promptly burst into tears. Then we hugged it out. It was an incredible moment.”
This year marked the thirtieth-year in which the Gays in Comics panel has existed. When Andy Mangels began the panel three-decades ago, he called for all those interested to get “out of the closet and into the comics.” Five years ago, Andy announced that he would be stepping down from his leadership role. “It was […]
By: Nicholasville Eskey Predominate over this last decade, there have been great discussion, controversy, and positive changes in the LGBT community. It is sad that such advancements for those that identify as queer has taken so long, such as being recognized as legally eligible for marriage rights and benefits. As a gay man, this topic […]
In Meags Fitzgerald’s previous book, Photobooth: A Biography, which documented just about anything you ever wondered about photo booths, she went far beyond her central subject, wrapping in segments of autobiography, making it a work about a wider swathe that her more intimate moments exist within. For Long Red Hair she does the exact opposite, focusing […]
We talk to Geeks OUT founder Joey Stern about the kickstarter-funded Flame Con, coming June 13, New York City’s first ever LGBTQ comic convention.