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In other LGBT news…
Dylan Edwards’ comic on transgender visability speaks to the importance of seeing a variety of representation which speaks to the diversity of experiences.
In the wake of legalized gay marriage, gay playwrights have been conquering the question of “Now what?” Our culture has been dealing with huge shifts in only a few decades. Steve by Mark Gerrard and Dada Woof Papa Hot Peter Parnell seek to define what we look like now.
Vulture shares a list of 28 artists discussing the lesbian cultural artifacts which changed their lives. This is a beautiful list of important moments in lesbian history.
Tillie Walden discusses queer comics in an interview with Vulture:
I don’t think I could’ve drawn a graphic novel about two young lesbians if I wasn’t out right now. I always avoided the whole queer thing in stories because I felt like I couldn’t draw openly gay characters if I was still scared to be openly gay — in The End of Summer there’s a gay character, but it’s very quiet and hidden and shadowy. Now a huge part of my voice is the fact that I’m gay and I like writing gay characters. It was so nice to draw girls kissing!
Lithub shares the origin stories of indie presses, including Topside Press and Sibling Rivalry Press.