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Postby Reiko the Hapa » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:33 am

I discovered it on a routine update on my "webcomics" list and i wanted a GOOD GLBT Friendly Comic , now all i need is a webcomic with realistic Asexual person.
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Postby ShastaB24 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:24 am

I did a Wikipedia search for LGBT comic characters, to find out how many would be there and who they were. This eventually led me here, and I was happy. It's nice to see an actual comic book about gay characters that doesn't tokenize them, kill them or get published by Class Comics. Nothing against Class in its own right, but I would prefer to have comics that I can read in public, and I actually would like for there to be a good diversity in gender, as this comic seems to give.
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Postby Verdant » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:56 pm

Good to have you here, Shasta! Not to spoil anything, but you should read issues 1 & 2. I'd like to hear your thoughts about the events presented in them. Both are now available as a webcomic, with Issue 2 almost complete.

http://pridecomics.com/webcomic
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Postby ShastaB24 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:33 pm

Actually, I purchased all the pdf copies a couple days ago and read right through them. I am quite interested. The next one can't come fast enough.
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Postby Verdant » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:56 pm

Ah, good! The comment about "not killing them" threw me. I've had some people assume that nothing really bad would happen to the characters of Pride High because it's an LGBT-themed comic by a gay writer. Thankfully, most readers recognize that the death in Issue 2 is not an example of the the "Gays in Refrigerator" syndrome.

I believe very strongly that race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc. shouldn't make any character immune from death. The problem isn't the death of a character from one or more underrepresented groups. The problem is the deaths of such characters in works where they're the only representation of their communities, deaths that are barely acknowledged footnotes with little impact on the lives of the overwhelmingly heterosexual, mostly white people in the stories, the "real heroes" readers are supposed to care about. Pride High isn't one of those stories.

p.s.-- You should leave a comment or two in the official discussion threads :)!
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Postby ShastaB24 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:08 pm

Yeah, I meant the whole demeaning and pointless deaths. A death is better in a story when one sees it open into an exploration of characters' psyches. If they are just forgotten, that is the worst death of all.
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Postby karabear » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:08 pm

I was shown this comic by a friend.
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Postby LaCorrsa » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:17 pm

funny you should ask. a friend of mine actually had a harry potter fan fiction website. and she had this as one of her adverts. i decided to check it out and low and behold! a wonder appeared before my eyes. love the work.
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Postby TailsofElements » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:09 pm

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Postby Chameleongirl » Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:43 pm

Oh man, I keep forgetting we have a wiki entry :)
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Postby Darkness1 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:43 pm

Hi, nice to meet you all! I found out about it off Gayleague.com and it sounded cool! I read and I liked it instantly.
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Postby GayComicGeek » Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:13 pm

Well, I found this place from the Prism Comics site.
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Postby Oni » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:02 am

A friend of mine told me about Pride High
She sent me the link and I was instantly hooked to the series =D
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Postby LakotaGirl » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:44 pm

MySpace.

I was looking for resources for Gay-Straight Alliances on-line and found Pride High. I bought the pdfs and have loved every issue.

Plus it's inroduced me to some other great indy comics.
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Postby mort » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:42 am

I found Pride high while looking at the Prism Website :D
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