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Lesbian Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Lesbian Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Alison Bechdel, creator of ‘Dykes to Watch Out For’ and author of the graphic memoirs ‘Fun Home’ and ‘Are You My Mother?’ has been awarded a MacArthur Genius Fellowship. Bechdel’s comic strip ‘Dykes to Watch Out For’ ran for 25 years and won a diverse and devoted following for its exploration of sexuality and witty […]

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25 Great LGBTIQ Reads

Looking for a great book to read? We asked activist Aram Hosie, film reviewer Lezly Herbert, poet Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Graeme Watson and Sophie Joske what their favourite books were. Fun Home  by Alison Bechdel (2006) This graphic autobiography tells the story of how Bechdel’s closeted gay father killed himself weeks after she came out as […]

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Getting Graphic: Cool Queer Comics

Getting Graphic: Cool Queer Comics

With Julie Maroh’s ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ recently adapted into an award winning film (to be released February 13), graphic novels are becoming an increasingly popular form of queer storytelling. Here are five examples of quality Sapphic, gay or otherwise gender-defying narrative comics: 1.       Fun Home – Alison Bechdel Known for her long-running iconic […]

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