THIS IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTANDING THIS COMIC: this is part of a serious autobio series I started months back to document my gender transition. These took place months ago, during the early days, when I was very visibly trans. I’d only been on hormones for 5 months.
June 23rd, 2016. Maybe this was weird internal whiplash from constantly pushing my boundaries of what being a woman meant to me? I have no clue but it was an overpowering feeling.
On TV, a commentator speculated that Mrs. Clinton had lost because of her party’s focus on things like trans rights — “boutique issues,” they were called.
A boutique — a place where you’d shop for, say, artisan pantyhose — is not the first place I’d associate with an individual’s quest for equal protection under the law, but then what did I know? I was now one of the people from whom the country had been “taken back.”
It wasn’t the first time I’d heard it. This summer, Bill Maher cautioned that “there’s no room for boutique issues in an Armageddon election.” He volunteered to put his own pet cause — “legalized weed” — to one side if it would help the party win Ohio. “And you know me, I have seeds in my urine.” Apparently providing a person like me with health care and protecting me from violence and discrimination in the workplace were on the same order of magnitude as the right to roll a doober.
Nov. 8 is over, and legalized pot did very well, thank you. The future of L.G.B.T. rights is more tenuous
Apparently providing a person like me with health care and protecting me from violence and discrimination in the workplace were on the same order of magnitude as the right to roll a doober.
Coming to terms with your sexuality and/or gender identity can be
daunting, but feeling like you are a legitimate part of the LGBTQIA+ community
shouldn’t be. After all, the only “qualifications” needed to be a part of the
community is to identify within it.
This comic was featured in the Winter 2017 issue of Bi Women
Quarterly, which focuses on bi+ spaces. You can read it here!
Why Not Both Co is a bisexual duo, consisting of Amanda and AV, who
create queer webcomics. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram
And you could endlessly prove to someone they’re all you see and they’ll still think you’re doing them wrong. I guess that what happens when you meet the wrong people first. Everyone’s trust is fucked up.
thanks for reading the update this week!!!!!! ive been wanting to throw in this dialog for so long… mitchisms, anyone? (its a. a trailer park boys reference…….nevermind) next update should hopefully be coming next weekend or the one after, but no promises. my schedule is about to get a little weirder from now on i think.
Long Exposure is an ongoing webcomic that focuses around a high school bully and a nerd acquiring superpowers and uh.. falling in love (its real gay). and also a buncha other stuff. there’s more info here!