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LGBT Geek Year In Review – The SDCC 2014 Panel

By Joe Glass Starting a little late on Thursday night, due to the popularity of previous panel on Trans representation in comics, the first ever LGBT Geek Year in Review started, thanks to PRISM, an LGBT in comics activism and …

LGBT Comics For Young Readers – The SDCC 2014 Panel

Joe Glass writes for Bleeding Cool: Another day and another LGBT panel at Comic-Con International. P. Kristen Enos of PRISM comics leads again, this time with a panel including Brian Anderson (So Super Duper, The Advocate),Charles “Zan” Christenson (Northwest Press, The Power Within), Dusty Jack (Scuttlebutt Ink, Mahou …

Archie To Die Taking A Bullet For Kevin Keller. Same-Sex Marriage, Gun Rights, Beloved Childhood Character, Internet Start Your Engines!

Archie Comics had told us that Archie would die in the out-of-continuity-such-as-there-is Life Of Archie comic, that looks at a number of future and what if scenarios for the familiar characters, often taking a route down more serious issues of …

Batgirl Will Have ‘More LGBT Characters Than Ever Before’

One of the many things the Batgirl comic, under Gail Simone, accomplished was the emergence of a regular transgender character in a mainstream superhero comic. No superpowers, just a life. But what future for Alysia in Batgirl now that Gail …

“Stop Thinking About Who Might Be Turned Off And Start Thinking About Who Might Be Turned On” – Gail Simone In The White House

@GailSimone at White House Forum on #lgbt & #disability talking about Representation in Media #lgbtd pic.twitter.com/111rxRMkwR — Lead On Update (@LeadOnUpdate) June 19, 2014 As it says above, comic book writer Gail Simone was invited to speak at the White …

Gail Simone To Speak At The White House About LGBTQ And Disability Issues

And so we turn to Twitter. I have been asked to be on a forum at the White House. Yikes! — Gail Simone (@GailSimone) June 16, 2014 It is an important topic, trying to figure out if I can make …

What If A Gay Superhero Kissed His Boyfriend And No One Cared?

It’s been argued that the most important portrayal of homosexuality in comic books is when it isn’t a mater of comment. It just is. Could this be a turning point? When reading Teen Titans #29, we said this, Hmm… all this …

A New Battle For Batwoman Ahead

It appears that, once more, Batwoman is to enter the headlines over the cultural and social mores of our time. Not only have we had the first mainstream lead gay character in comic books, as well as the first ongoing …

Oni Press Boycotts Uline Over Their Support For Anti-Gay Campaigns

A Chicago-based political action committee, Family-PAC has campaigned for voters to tell Representative Mike Smiddy to vote against last year’s proposed marriage equality bill, saying children raised by same-sex couples will “never know their real parents”. Family-PAC director Paul Caprio spoke …

Gay Group Turns Politician Into Comic Book Supervillain. Like He Wasn’t Already.

 The Des Moines Register reports how local conservative politician Bob Vander Plaats has been turned into a comic book schoolyard supervillain Bull Von Ploots in a comic book starring superhero-schoolgirl-with-two-mothers, Mighty Moxy. Vander Plaats is also the CEO  of The Family …

Is There A Story Under Lois Lane’s Nose That She’s Ignoring?

Today, Lois Lane gets her own New 52 one shot comic book, Superman: Lois Lane. Well, he does turn up for a panel. But in the comic, Lois Lane goes on the track of Amanda, someone close to her sister, …

ComiXology Rejects Dale Lazarov’s First-To-Digital Gay Erotic Comics

ComiXology carry a number of sexually explicit comic books such as Black Kiss and Sex from Image Comics. They are not available through Apple’s iOS but can be purchased through the digital distributor’s main site. But not all books are …

Firefly’s Adam Baldwin Vs. Peter Panzerfaust’s Kurtis Wiebe Over Gay Marriage Laws – Fanboy Rampage!

This is Adam Baldwin. Off of Firefly. He doesn’t always wear the hat. Not related to the other Baldwins, he is a registered Democrat since 1980, but changed his political views after being given a copy of David Horowitz’s book …

South Carolina Legislators To Punish College For Assigning Gay-Themed ‘Fun Home’ Comic To Freshmen

So that’s where Doctor Frederic Wertham went. The Associated Press reports that South Carolina is to remove $52,000 from the College of Charleston’s budget. Which, coincidentally, is exactly the same sum the college spent on a program that saw the …

Why I Will See Every Film Ellen Page Is In From Now On, Forever

Timothy Carsons writes, I didn’t think you deserved your Oscar nomination, Ellen Page. I thought Juno was an incredibly overhyped and overrated movie. But, after watching the speech below, I will attend any film you’re in – big or small. …

Young Avengers, Batwoman, Fearless Defenders, Life With Archie And Husbands Nominated For Gay Media Awards

GLAAD has announced its nominees for its 2014 awards for the treatment of gay characters and themes, including for comic books. The awards usually favour the mainstream familiar comic books over the more personal works. But it makes for an …

One Million Moms, As Long As They’re Not Lesbian Moms

From pressure group One Million Moms… Alerting all parents! If “Good Luck Charlie” goes through with introducing LGBT content, then the floodgates will be opened for all programs on the Disney Channel – a trend that will be almost impossible …

Is Young Avengers The First Mainstream All LGBT Superhero Team?

Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (and a few friends) comes to an end today, and it also concludes Gillen’s Loki story, even more that Journey Into Mystery did. The new Loki story picks up in All New …