• Normal Offers Queer, Desi Horror That Packs a Punch

    Normal Offers Queer, Desi Horror That Packs a Punch0

    The last Gaysi zine I reviewed was All that We Want, a gorgeous, warm celebration of queer desire. Their newest zine, Normal, is a complete departure from that exploration of queer joy, and instead dives into all that keeps us from such experiences. As Niyati Joshi makes known in their introduction, queer and trans people

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  • The Performative Horniness of Dawn of X

    The Performative Horniness of Dawn of X0

    Adjoining bedrooms. That was all it took for the X-Men’s most infamous love triangle to suddenly become a canon poly triad in the minds of fans everywhere. Elsewhere in the same issue, we bore witness to Corsair’s partner hitting on Rachel Summers, his granddaughter, another character generally accepted as queer despite only the most subtextual

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  • Insta Made Me Read It: Scorching Romance and Let’s Play

    Insta Made Me Read It: Scorching Romance and Let’s Play0

    Insta Made Me Read It is a twice-monthly column covering the webtoons advertised by LINE Webtoon on their Instagram account and on their app. The focus is on what’s both popular and encouraged to be popular by the publisher-platform itself. This time, I’ve been reading Scorching Romance and Let’s Play. Both are romance-themed comics with

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  • Good Sexual Citizenship Review: Great Ammo for the #MeToo Movement

    Good Sexual Citizenship Review: Great Ammo for the #MeToo Movement0

    Good Sexual Citizenship: How to Create a Sexually Safer World Ellen Friedrichs (Writer) Cleis Press September 24, 2019 We’re living in a #MeToo world where more people from marginalised communities are able to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault. Unfortunately, very few of the men accused of the crimes they have perpetrated will

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  • Focus on Comics Scholarship: an interview with Frederik Byrn Køhlert

    Focus on Comics Scholarship: an interview with Frederik Byrn Køhlert0

    Routledge will be publishing a series of scholarly texts on “Gender, Sexuality and Comics Studies,” as part of its Focus Collection, which offers quick publication of peer-reviewed work, of a length generally associated with a too-long chapter, or too-short monograph: 20,000 to 50,000 words including notes and references. The editor for the Gender, Sexuality and

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  • Learn to Be a Supportive Friend with The Breakaways!

    Learn to Be a Supportive Friend with The Breakaways!0

    The Breakaways Cathy G. Johnson (Writer and artist) and Kevin Czap (Colorist) First Second March 2019 Faith just started middle school, and on her very first day, she joined the soccer team—but not because she’s a confident go-getter. She maybe did it because Amanda, the pretty upperclassman who handed her the clipboard, is really cool

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