Queer (French version for Projet 17 mai)
I’m so excited that I can finally share my new comic with you guys! Many, many thanks to Dwam for correcting my original (hilariously bad) translation and turning it into something readable in French.
Projet 17 mai contacted me several months ago about creating a comic on the theme of homophobia, and though it is definitely something I’ve experienced (being denied service in shops, having people throw garbage, being followed by howling gangs of men, etc. just for holding my girlfriend’s hand), I actually have been more hurt and upset by the biphobia I’ve experienced from the LGBT “community” for falling in love with and marrying a cisgender man. Even bisexuals have been needlessly mean because I feel the term “queer” is a better fit for me instead of “bi” (it’s totally cool if “bisexual” is the term that works for you!! It’s just not the one for me).
Basically, the Identity Police have been very hurtful to me (and others who are attracted to multiple genders), so that’s what I did my comic on.
If you can read French, go ahead and read the whole comic, or wait another couple days for me to get the English version uploaded on my site.
1. This is a great comic. I’ve followed Erika’s struggles with rabid identity police and it’s always been frustrating to hear about. Everything she says here, I wholeheartedly support.
2. OMG, I remember enough French to read and understand this whole comic! Wow.