A brand new and longer strip. This was created for the Matthew Shepard Foundation because December is Mental Health Awareness month. This is a metaphor I learned in therapy that helped me a lot to deal with my anxiety. I hope it helps you too somehow if you also suffer from that.
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Today is National Coming Out Day! Let us all remember the importance of being proud of who we are! Even though some people don’t necessarily have to “come out” anymore because times have been changing, for a lot of people around the world being LGBTQIA is still something society feels they should feel ashamed of or it is even life threatening. For those of us who live out and proud, let’s support whoever is going through difficulties in life for being LGBTQIA and try to give the example that it can be a happy and dignified life! Love always wins!
To celebrate National Coming Out Day, there’s a new character for the Out&About series. This is Riley, a bisexual person and agender. Riley prefers if you use the pronoun “they” when you refer to them, instead of “he” or “she”, because they don’t identify either as man nor a woman. In fact, Riley’s genderqueerness does not fit in the binary gender system. Besides that, they are a human being going through life with difficulties, challenges and joyful moments, just like you!
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All my condolences to families and friends of those who were at #pulsenightclub. It is so sad that in the same day I got one more year in my life, 50 people had theirs taken in a homophobic act in Orlando. These things happen on a daily basis and systematically all over the globe. Homophobia doesn’t choose class, but it is even worse in lower class neighborhoods and racial minorities, a lot of times not making it to the news. I say systematically because politicians, religious fundamentalists, homophobic people in our families, offices, social circle who use hate speech or their prejudice disguised as “little jokes” to diminish lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender, intersex and queer people are all part of the problem. And our blood is also in their hands.
Let us be strong and love each other.