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LGBTIQ graphic novels

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Ariel Schrag

A California high school student recounts her first-time love with a girl, her quest to lose her virginity to a boy, and her parents' divorce - as well as the personal and social complications of writing about her life as she lives it.

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7 miles a second

David Wojnarowicz

The story of legendary artist David Wojnarowicz, written during the last years before his AIDS-related death in 1992. Artists James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook have turned Wojnarowicz’s memoir into a primal scream of a graphic novel.

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The complete Wendel

Howard Cruse

A topical and heartfelt chronicle of one gay man's journey through the often rocky Reagan-Bush era.

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Blue is the warmest color

Julie Maroh

Blue is the warmest color is a French lesbian graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out. It was later made into a successful film.

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On loving women

Diane Obomsawin

On loving women is a collection of stories about first love and sexual identity. Diane Obomsawin shares her friends' and lovers' personal accounts of coming into their queerness or first finding love with another woman.

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Tillie Walden

Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.

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Wandering son. Book 1

Takako Shimura

Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki have happy homes, loving families, and are well-liked by their classmates. But they share a secret: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy.

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QU33R is an anthology featuring queer comics legends as well as new talents. We've celebrated our history, and now QU33R shines a light on our future!

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The essential Dykes to watch out for

Alison Bechdel

Sixty of the newest Dykes to Watch Out strips. Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera of the lives, loves, and politics of a cast of characters, most of them lesbian, living in a midsize American city.

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My lesbian experience with loneliness

Nagata Kabi

The heart-rending autobiographical manga that's taken the internet by storm. An honest and heartfelt look at one young woman's exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age.

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My brother's husband. Volume 1

Gengoroh Tagame

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in Tokyo. His family's lives are suddenly upended with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi's estranged twin, Ryoji.

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The imitation game

Jim Ottaviani

This biography of the mathematician Alan Turing reveals the story of an eccentric genius, Olympic-class runner, and groundbreaking theoretician whose work is still influencing the science and telecommunication systems of the modern world.

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A + e 4ever

Ilike Merey

Asher Machnik is a teenage boy cursed with an androgynous face. Eulalie Mason is the tough-talking dyke who befriends him. The only one to see and accept all of his sides as his best friend, she wonders if Ash is ever going to see all of her.

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Boy in a big city

Sam Orchard

Boy in a big city is a collection of short pieces exploring New Zealand artist Sam Orchard's queer and trans identity.

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