Apr 27, 2013

Blog of the Month: LGBT Web Representation

This April, Mina comments on the need for more representation of LGBT in the (mainstream) media, and LGBT representation in web based medium, like comics and series!

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It has always been rather  hard to find positive LGBT(etc...) characters in the media, and although things are changing, things might still be a far cry away from ideal. 
I could mention 'Glee', 'The New Normal', 'Bomb Girls', 'Chicago Fire' and 'Lost Girl' but if you really want to read about them you could always just head to relevant pop-culture websites.
So instead I'll be focusing on reviewing some free (!) LGBT or LGBT-friendly web comics. I'll be mentioning  web comics that I've read, am reading, or relate to. But I do know that there is much more queer-positive material out there, so feel free to keep these as starting points!


    This is currently my favourite web-comic out there. It is not LGBT-focused but does have      some characters and story arcs which focus around the lives of some of the characters in the comic. 
For starters Thea and Mimi! A cute lesbian couple whose story starts from the 4th panel in the image here: 
http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1082/  Copyright © 2004-2013 Danielle Corsetto.
And continues and develops to the point where they're teaching Hazel (the straight protagonist of GWS) about lesbian sex; 
http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1330/ Copyright © 2004-2013 Danielle Corsetto.



2. Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques
    Questionable Content is an awesome web-comic which just got a little bit more awesome, when one of the newer characters Claire, came out as trans a few months ago.
Jeph Jacques had this to say about Claire's coming out:
"I have to admit, I am nervous about posting this comic, because including a trans person in my cast is something I have wanted to do for years and I really, really want to do a good job of it. One of the major themes of QC, I think, is of inclusion, and this seemed like a pretty important thing to include. I have given it a lot of thought and done a lot of research, so hopefully I won't screw up. I'll do my best, anyway."
http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2323 Copyright © 2003 2013 J Jacques  





You can also check out the following LGBT web series, and (more queer) web comics:







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