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DID YOU KNOW?

LGBTQ WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS OF COMIC BOOKS

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Writers and illustrators of comic books are multi-talented individuals who both tell a story and illustrate it.

Many comic book writers and illustrators who identify as LGBTQ use that identity in the production of their work. This can be by way of cartoon fantasy (depicting a tolerant and accepting world, for example). It can also be as a means of entertainment for the LGBTQ community. Some artists have used the medium as a form of activism on several issues. Others contribute their artwork to writers of novels or magazine articles. Several have had a significant impact on the creation of LGBTQ characters in mainstream comics, such as DC Comics or Marvel Comics.

Several LGBTQ comic book artists and writers are household names. They are recipients of awards in the industry, including Lambda Literary Awards and specialized comic book awards including Eisner Awards. A number of these individuals are academics at educational institutions that specialize in the arts. Several are popular novelists that began their career in the comic book industry.

A community of LGBTQ comic book aficionados has been created with the website GayLeague. Here you can catch up on LGBTQ comic book news and events and communicate with the international community associated with the industry.

We have identified several individuals as LGBTQ writers and illustrators of comic books. They hail from Great Britain, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Netherlands, the United States, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Germany, Brazil and Finland. To read their fascinating biographies CLICK HERE

Directory of past 'Did You Know?' Articles See Here


The goal of QueerBio.com is to be the definitive online biographical reference source for the international LGBTQ community. Its database lists over 13,000 contemporary and historical figures who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, and includes artists, sports figures, politicians, entertainers, business leaders, academics, activists, and more. The database is widely international in scope and is an ideal source for research and analysis with full search and sort functionality.

The mission is to inspire, educate, and motivate all generations of LGBTQ individuals and others through a collective knowledge of this international community.


Managing Editors: Mark S. Bonham, Connie Bonello, Gordon Dunbar

Search for a Biography

To search for an individual from the database of over 13,000 biographies, simply type the name in the Search Box located in the top right hand corner of this Home Page and click on GO.

Alternatively, you can view and scroll through the entire list of biographies by viewing the All Biographies section.

To search for LGBTQ individuals with a common characteristic (examples: all Nobel Prize winners, all Writers, all Politicians, all Tony Award winners, all Olympic Gold medal winners, all individuals of a specific nationality) simply type the characteristic in the Search Box located in the top right hand corner of this Home Page and click on GO. Results of your search will be displayed alphabetically by Last Name. A second Search Box will be displayed for you to search within the database of individuals with that common characteristic.

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Annual Awards established in 2007 to recognize individuals or groups that have made a significant contribution to the advancement and education of human rights issues surrounding sexual education. Click here to find out more about the Bonham Centre Awards, past recipients, and present nominees.

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