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Add these Genderqueer and Transgender Comics to your Shelves

Not everyone loves reading books and one great way to exercise one’s literacy is through comics. Notwithstanding the availability of genderqueer and transgender content on mainstream and social media. These types of content take a while to produce.

If you want regular fresh information or entertainment that’s genderqueer, trans-oriented and transgender comic books are the go-to. Without further ado, let’s get to what you should be adding to your shelves.

Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Edited by Joamette Gil

A lot of women have a fascination with witchcraft. Not in the yearning for being burnt-at-the-stake kind but because witchcraft is magical. For the ones who enjoy the esoteric and want a fresh take on witches, this transgender comic is for you.

Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology cover

Because witchcraft was said to be only wielded by AFABs (assigned females at birth), this one can be relatable to all women from all walks of life. This has transgender and genderqueer witches that will take you to a magical destination.

Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology on goodreads

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

Into epics and school romance, wait for it… in space!? Add this to your trans comics shelf. The story follows the life of Mia who’s a crew member rebuilding gigantic broken space structures. Along with her duties is a motive that she kept to herself.

On a Sunbeam cover

Not to give out too many spoilers but let’s just say that what she’s looking for is something more emotional. Something not tangible but palpable, that one thing that everybody dreams of having but not everyone’s fortunate to have. Need more clues? Read the trans comic book!

On a Sunbeam on goodreads

How Loathsome by Ted Naifeh and Tristan Crane

Not everyone enjoys a fairy tale and is into emotional chow chow. Some like their trans comics dark and edgy. Moreover, most people know the struggles that queer and trans people go through. There’s simply no easy way for someone to explore and express their true gender identity without crossing certain hurdles.

How Loathsome cover

Gritty, goth, nightlife, and carnal desires, you’ll find all of these and more. Apart from the story, you’re going to enjoy the unique style that they used in their comic. Check out How Loathsome by Ted Naifeh and Tristan Crane.

How Loathsome on goodreads

100 Crushes by Elisha Lim

Who knew that trans comics can act as a self-help book? Moreover, if you don’t belong to the trans community, you’re still going to appreciate 100 Crushes by Elisha Lim. She has creative beautiful vignettes about LGBTQIA+ people from all walks of life.

100 Crushes cover

Your gender identity or sexual orientation won’t stop you from finding something you can relate to. Added to that, she has shared her personal touch by including her handwriting. If you like meditations and affirmations in comics format, check it out.

100 Crushes on goodreads

Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

Have you ever felt excluded and kept your gender identity to yourself because of fears? More specifically, fears of discrimination and bigotry from your own family. Added to that, there can also be fears involving disbelief from your spectrum’s community.

Gender Queer: A Memoir cover

This comic is a wonderful memoir of Maia Kobabe. Albeit a memoir, the images and the dialogs are highly relatable. Genderqueer, lesbian, gay, trans, etc., will all be able to pick something up from this heartfelt autobiography.

Gender Queer: A Memoir on goodreads

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The Pervert by Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell

Looking for something steamy and out of the box? This is a beautiful telling of a heroine’s story about transitioning from male to female. As a factory worker with dreams of physically transitioning, she needed resolve. Having inadequate funding from the low-paying job, she decided to enter the adult industry.

The Pervert cover

She sold her body to buy hormone replacement therapy medication and nicotine gums. Apart from the art, what hooks you in is the realism that many trans women go through. The lack of opportunities in the workforce mirrors the tale of this gorgeously crafted trans comic masterpiece.

The Pervert on goodreads

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson

Learning is very effective when done through reading books. But learning is made more entertaining when done through comics. If you want to learn about the proper pronouns to use for non-binary individuals, you’re going to find a lot of value in this.

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns cover

The illustrations come with stories and scenarios giving a clearer example of how to use pronouns. In today’s world, it’s very important to learn the usage. As humans, we’re evolving. Not respecting and accepting the evolution of others will curtail our development as a whole.

And hey, it doesn’t hurt to be nice!

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The Prince and The Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Love, camaraderie, ambitions, and gender acceptance are all rolled into this exciting comic book. Based in Paris, the city of love. What better setting could you ask for when it comes to romance?

The Prince and The Dressmaker cover

It follows the story of Prince Sebastian who has a secret love for wearing dresses. The only person who knows about it is his best friend, Frances, who happens to be a brilliant dressmaker.

It’s a wonderfully crafted comic encompassing the world of genderqueer romances, fashion, and loyalty. Sweet but not saccharine to turn off the pessimistic. A true modern-day genderqueer fairy tale perfect for all ages.

Moreover, it contains more than 200 pages of gorgeously illustrated scenes. Even novel lovers and voracious readers won’t feel like this comic is too short.

The Prince and The Dressmaker on goodreads

Oath Anthology of New (Queer) Heroes, Edited by Audrey Redpath

Lastly, we’ve saved the last for what comics are mostly associated with, Superheroes! Imagine reading a comic book of more than 200 pages with queer heroes. Well, your imagination isn’t too far off from reality because it exists.

Oath Anthology of New (Queer) Heroes cover

Thanks to Audrey Redpath and other illustrators, we’re given an anthology of different queer superheroes and different reasons for saving the world. Added to that, some of the stories in the anthological comic book also embrace the topic of love.

It truly has everything for everyone! Queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender superheroes are all included in the mix.

Oath Anthology of New (Queer) Heroes on goodreads

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Amanda Valentine Dela Cruz
Amanda Valentine is a transgender woman who has written about trans topics for over 10 years for My Transgender Date. She is an author who made it on Amazon’s best-seller list by writing 5 books on trans women’s relationships. Her book “Dating Transgender Women for Gentlemen” peaked at #3 in the Transgender Studies category on Amazon. She started writing at the age of 10 and won a poetry contest in 4th grade which convinced her to pursue a career in literature. Her personal experiences as a transgender woman give her a unique perspective on trans topics.

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