The LGBT movement has been gaining steady progress over the past twenty years, but for comic book fans it's still a relatively new concept. Here are twenty of the best and most widely impactful LGBT friendly comics - some indie and underground and some mainstream, but all with awesome messages.
From ass-kicking characters that happen to be gay, to stories about regular humans discovering their gender identity, comics are a great format for showing the depth and uniqueness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. What do you think is the most well written LGBT comic book? What comics would you not expect to have themes relevant to the LGBT community?If you're looking for inspiration or just some awesome stories to relate to, check out these titles and make sure to rank your favorites among these good LGBT comics. Did we miss any awesome graphic novels with LGBT themes? Add them to the list and see how they stack up against these awesome titles!
Possibly one of the highest profile characters on this list, Batwoman's character became much more diversified in the latest run, courtesy of J.H. Williams II.
Marvel's Runaways dealt with not only the complications of being a gay teen, but also manages to offer some poignant commentary on the transgender culture with Karolina's gender-shifting lover.
One of the more recent titles on this list, the characters Hulkling and Wiccan share a tender romance in the midst of dueling with aliens, mutants, and the like.
The star of Grant Morrison's The Invisibles is a fabulous, transgender Shaman by the name of Lord Fanny. It's an awesome series and perfect inspiration for anyone who's every wanted to reinvent themselves (so, basically everyone).