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.
I always strikes me as very insulting when I see someone on tumblr send someone an ask like “What sexual orientation are you?” the person responds “I don’t like labels, I’m just attracted to ___________” then the person responds “Oh well that means you’re this and this and this.”
It’s like… They just told you they don’t want a label, why do you insist on making them wear your sorting hat? There are so many overlaps and grey areas these divisions are things you really have to decide for yourself. If somebody says “yeah, it doesn’t matter, I don’t like that title”, don’t try to assign them a batch of flags to fly.
Welp looks like I gotta wait till the english version comes out.
For those following the Tumblr notes, the English version is now online!
Queer (English Version)
It is ridiculous how much I identify with Erika Moen’s comics.