8/25/2009

Didn't you notice...?

Posted 10/09/09

7 comments:

  1. Ha ha! It's true that straight men tend to be clueless. ;)

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  2. The fallback on gender stereotypes in this one is a little upsetting. Gay men aren't all into "female" hobbies.

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  3. Indeed, I kinda resent the stereotyping, as a gay man who's currently renovating the basement... first cause was for energy efficiency (previous owner had no idea what insulation was), although it will look better when I am done.. but by no means stylish.

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  4. These are really poorly thought out comics. 1st graders coming out to their parents!? I didn't realize or even think about my sexuality until much later in life. Another thing, it's offensive to have the characters defined by their sexuality. It's almost like they don't exist if not for the fact that they are gay. I hope that when others look at me they don't define me as "the gay guy", there is alot more that makes me me than my sexuality. If we want to be treated fairly and stop discrimination and homophobia we need to stop defining people as gay or straight or black or white. An ignorant person would define Ellen as "that lesbian comedian" as you are defining your characters as "a gay black kid, a gay white nerd and a gay Chinese kid".

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  6. Hello Anonymous: One of my goal with the LRC is to give people a new prespective on what it means to be gay. Most gay people in the media are teens or adults but in my particular case I knew I was attracted to men - I didn't know what it meant- but as far back as I can remember I knew what I was. I have seen trans gendered people coming out in elementary school so the concept of gay kids isn't too far fetched - so telling stories from the point of view of young gay people is something I felt was important. I've gotten some flack for this strip (I'm not saying they're all good)so I will acknowledge the stereotyping (not the first and won't be the last) BUT the story isn't about Zack - it's about his dad. Thanks to all who take the time to comment- it will make my writing better as I go forward!

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  7. Yeah - I didn't know the word "gay" at 5, but I knew I liked hanging out with other boys in a different way than they did. And I liked dancing, sparkly things, cooling, and so on. Not all gay guys do/did, but then this strip isn't meant to represent every single gay person. We all have different stories - these are three of them.

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