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Queer Comics Leave the Closet Behind

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 7
Just as LGBT movies and literature have largely left behind the trope of a main character struggling to accept being homosexual, so too have today's queer comics creators moved beyond coming out storylines to tackle a far wider array of subject matter.

Image Comics Gets Graphic with Orlando's "Virgil"

By JC Alvarez | Aug 10
Graphic novelist Steve Orlando makes waves with "Virgil" an originally gritty new story from Image Comics that loses all secret identities for the harsh realities of hate.

'The X-Men's' Iceman Comes Out as Gay

By Sean Piverger | May 9
Longtime X-Men member Bobby Drake (a.k.a. Iceman) is gay, and the storyline made its debut in Marvel's recently released "All New X-Men" #40 comic book.

Texas Hosts STAPLE! Indie Media Expo for Women

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 6
On March 7-8 in Austin, Texas, women come together for the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo, a tastefully presented two-day convention featuring the best of independently produced comics, zines, art, crafts, games and more.

'Female Force' Comic Honors Activists Including Gloria Steinem

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 10
Bluewater Productions "Female Force" -- a comic book celebrating female empowerment while exploring the life stories of powerful women -- will release the 96-page graphic novel "Female Force - Activists."

Queer Comics: A Few of Comic Books' More Groundbreaking LGBT Characters

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 19
Just who's who and who's gay in the four-color world of comics? The question is sometimes open to interpretation, but increasingly just open as gay superheroes emerge from the closet.

LGBT Comic Book Characters Going Mainstream

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Oct 18
When the loveable red-headed Archie of Archie Comics died this year saving his gay best friend Kevin Keller it was a turning in the history of LGBT characters in mainstream comics.

Panic and Prayer: The Christian Right Responds to Archie's Death

By Bobby McGuire | Jul 17
The Christian right prayer and panic machine went into overdrive this week upon learning that comic book icon Archie would die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. Here's a partial round up.

Archie's Death Latest Comic Book to Inject Reality

By Derrick J. Lang | Jul 15
Freckle-faced Archie will meet his demise when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on senator Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character, who's pushing for more gun control in Riverdale.

Bluewater Comic Releases "Big Gay Comic Book"

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 3
For Gay Pride Month, Bluewater teams up with popular LGBTQIA website, LezGetReal.com, to celebrates the lives of the icons and activists, performers and pundits who have made a difference in the gay community.

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