Aqualad Swims in New Directions in This Upcoming DC Comic!

Aqualad Swims in New Directions in This Upcoming DC Comic!

DC comics’ character ‘Aqualad’ has a new graphic novel. Jackson Hyde, the new Aqualad will be the main character of this novel. We follow Hyde as he discovers his powers and explores his sexuality. It so important to see stories like this, especially in the super hero genre. There are so many different interpretations of superheroes in different times lines and universes; its great to see variety in their sexualities as well.   Image via Entertainment Weekly   You Brought Me The Ocean comes out this coming summer. So do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. It is …

Seven Queer Web Comics for You and Your Significant Other

Seven Queer Web Comics for You and Your Significant Other

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Like comics? Like queer stuff? Like awesome, beautiful, and well plotted stories? Here are some fantastic web comics featuring gay, lesbian, asexual, and trans characters. Weather you’re reading for the representation or because you just like good comics, jump in and enjoy.   1. Muted   Image via Webtoon   It’s your favorite girl gang, coming at you from the Louisiana swamp. We’ve got parties. We’ve got blood magic. We’ve got developing lesbianism. We’ve got cute animals. Powerful witch families play off each other in this lush, grounded fantasy.     2. The Croaking   Image via Webtoon   Oh …

“Queer Joy Is Revolution:” LGBT+ Authors Talk Diverse YA at BookCon

“Queer Joy Is Revolution:” LGBT+ Authors Talk Diverse YA at BookCon

This past weekend, we attended NYC’s BookCon 2019 to snag you all the bonus content with none of the shoulder cramps that accompany wielding 20 paperback novels in a comparably small tote bag. (And none of the $19 convention center lunches.) Looking for queer YA releases? We were too, and we headed to the “Read With Pride” panel, hosted by prolific author and editor David Levithan. There, we heard from three incredible LGBT+ novelists and got a preview of some new and upcoming releases that are turning a new page in YA literature.   ImageS vIA aMAZON   If you’re …

10 New LGBTQ+ Releases to Wow You!

10 New LGBTQ+ Releases to Wow You!

This month’s releases are about to give Reading Rainbow a whole new meaning. We’re fortunate enough to live in an era in which LGBT+ releases don’t just hit the shelves; they sucker-punch them, particularly in the overarching YA genre. It’s not such a surprise that this change has taken place: nearly half of those in Gen-Z do not identify as exclusively heterosexual. Millennials aren’t statistically far behind. What does this mean? Well, hopefully, that we’ll finally have some better representation. It’s no longer enough to simply hint that a character is gay—especially because said hint usually involves two tortured white …