List of webcomics with LGBT characters

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This is a list of some of the many webcomics featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) content.

Background[edit]

LGBT themes and characters were historically omitted intentionally from the content of comic strips and comic books, due to either censorship or the perception that comics were for children. In recent years, the number of LGBT characters in mainstream comics has increased greatly.

There exist a large amount of openly gay and lesbian comic creators that self-publish their work on the internet. These include amateur works, as well as more "mainstream" works, such as Kyle's Bed & Breakfast.[1] According to Andrew Wheeler from Comics Alliance, webcomics "provide a platform to so many queer voices that might otherwise go undiscovered."[2]

List[edit]

Year(s) Title Created by LGBT-related content
1983–2008 Dykes to Watch Out For Alison Bechdel Features multiple lesbian characters.
1996–2007 Bruno Christopher Baldwin The titular character is bisexual and a minor character is transgender.[3][4]
1998–present Jane's World Paige Braddock Most of the central characters, including the titular Jane, are lesbians. [5]
1998–present Kyle's Bed & Breakfast Greg Fox Covers controversial LGBT topics such as marriage equality, HIV/AIDS, body fascism and conversion therapy.[1][6]
2001–2014 Venus Envy Erin Lindsay Features MtF transsexual character adjusting to school life as a girl. Also features an FtM transsexual and a lesbian.[7]
2002–present Closetspace Jenn Dolari Features several transgender characters.[7]
2002–2009 Oh My Gods! Shivian Balaris Includes gay main characters.
2002–2006[8] Young Bottoms in Love Tim Fish Features "more realistic" portrayals of homosexual characters.[2]
2003–2009 DAR! Erika Moen Moen's auto-biographical comic follows her as she explores her own sexuality.[2]
2003–2010 Girly Josh Lesnick Features two women in a romantic relationship.[9]
2003–present Questionable Content Jeph Jacques Includes transgender woman Claire, as well as themes of sexuality.[10]
2004–2015 Girls With Slingshots Danielle Corsetto Main character Hazel surrounds herself with various LGBT friends.[6][2]
2005–present Gunnerkrigg Court Tom Siddell Features various LGBT characters, including a same-sex couple.[11]
2005–present Transe-Generation Matt Nishi Gag strips about the daily life of an FtM transsexual.[7]
2006–2013 Finn and Charlie are Hitched Tony Breed Features a gay couple in a slice-of-life story.[6]
2006–2013 Khaos Komix Tab Kimpton Features eight college kids of various sexualities and gender identities.[6][12]
2007–2015 Capitol Hillbillies Chris Lange Revolves around the lives of four queer men.[6]
2008–present Curvy Sylvan Migdal Features two lesbian protagonists in a relationship.[2]
2008–present Ménage à 3 Gisele Lagace; Dave Lumsdon Explores "themes of sexual awakening"[12]
2008–present Oglaf Trudy Cooper Explores various sexual themes.[12]
2008–present Sister Claire Elena Barbarich; Ash Barnes Includes transgender nun Oscar, and other LGBT characters.[13]
2008–present Starfighter Michelle Palumbo Features a sexual relationship between men.[14]
2009–present Doc and Raider Sean Martin Focuses on two gay men.
2009–2016 Homestuck Andrew Hussie Includes multiple LGBT characters.[15]
2009–2014 The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal E.K. Weaver Follows the relationship of two homosexual men.[6][2]
2010–present Band vs. Band Kathleen Jacques Features queer characters.[16]
2010–present De Boezems Jiro Ghianni One panel gag strips about two bosoms that came from a transman's chest.[17][18]
2010–present Dumbing of Age David M Willis Large cast of characters attending college with various sexual orientations and gender identities.[19]
2010–present Go Get a Roomie! Chloé C Features a pansexual protagonist and explores sexual themes.[12]
2010–present The Princess Christine Smith Sports a transgender protagonist, among various other LGBT characters.[10]
2010–present Rain Jocelyn DiDomenick Features a trans girl as the main character and other LGBT+ characters.[19]
2011–2012 Artifice Alex Woolfson A gay romance with an android assassin.[6]
2011–2012 Bucko Jeff Parker; Erika Moen Features an "uninhibited" lesbian main character.[20]
2011–present ChaosLife A. Stiffler; K. Copeland Semi-autobiographical comic about a queer couple.[21]
2011–present Cucumber Quest Gigi D.G. Features two crushing girls and a complex trans woman character.[22][23]
2011–present Sunstone Stjepan Šejić Focuses on the BDSM relationship between two women.
2012–present As the Crow Flies Melanie Gillman Follows the interactions of a group of queer pre-teens.[24]
2012–present Kate or Die Kate Leth Covers issues including bisexuality and feminism.[2]
2012–present O Human Star Blue Delliquanti Main characters include gay men and a MtF trans robot.[25][26]
2012–present The Young Protectors Alex Woolfson Follows a gay teen superhero.[6]
2013–present Check, Please! Ngozi Ukazu Centers around a gay protagonist on a college hockey team.[27]
2013–present[28] Demon Street Aliza Layne Features a nonbinary character and a pair of crushing pre-teen girls.[29][30]
2013–present Trans Girl Next Door Kylie Wu Autobiographical comic about the author's transition as a transgender woman.
2013–present Up and Out Julia Kaye More recent comics focus on the creator's experiences of transitioning from male to female.[31]
2014–present Agents of the Realm Mildred Louis Features a main cast with a variety of sexual orientations.[32]
2014–present Assigned Male Sophie Labelle Follows life through the eyes of a middle schooler who alternately makes light of, and chafes under the realities of growing up a transgender child in a cisgender world.[33]
2014–present The Center for Otherworld Science Shing Yin Khor Features queer characters.[16]
2014–present Eth's Skin Sfé R. Monster Follows the adventures of a non-binary fisherman.
2014–present Men+Monsters Aero Zero Follows homosexual human, monsters, and robotic men who explore their sexuality.[34]
2014–2015 Portside Stories Valerie Halla Slice of life about trans childhood friends.[29]
2014–present The Rock Cocks Brad & Leslie Brown Erotic webcomic about the adventures and journeys of a rock music band. Both the main cast and the secondary cast contain LGBT characters.[35]
2014–present Witchy Ariel Ries Features a trans girl character.[36][37]
2015–present[38] Ace of Beasts Aero Zero Follows the sexual lives and fantasy adventures of homosexual men in a poly relationship.[34]
2015–present Goodbye to Halos Valerie Halla Features a trans girl protagonist and a queer cast.[29]
2015–present Leif & Thorn Erin Ptah A romance between two male main characters, plus other LGBT cast members.[39]
2015–present Never Satisfied Taylor Robin Features a varied LGBT cast.
2015–2017 Rock and Riot Chelsey Furedi Has an LGBTQ theme and a cast diverse in gender and sexuality.[40][41]
2015–2017 ShootAround suspu Contains various LGBT characters.[42]
2016–present Close Your Eyes, Look at the Mountains Jo Abernathy All main characters are lesbians, queer, and/or trans. Most strips are about a cat named Rosie and a dog named Isabelle who are in love.[43]
2016 Lady of the Shard Gigi D.G. Features a romance between women.[44]
2016–present Long Exposure Mars Features a budding romance between two male characters.[45]
2016 My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness Kabi Nagata Autobiographical manga by a lesbian author.[46]
2017–present My Two Lesbian Ants Lisa Franklin Comic strip about two ants who are lesbians and one who is non-binary and queer.[47]

See also[edit]

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