LGBT characters have made great strides in comics lately — we even had a same-sex wedding in the X-Men — but it's about time there were more stories focusing on queer protagoninsts. Enter Beyond, a brand new anthology of comics about LBGT heroes who save the day. With an amazing set of contributors... possibly including you.
As the editors of Beyond, Rachel Edidin and Sfé Monster, explain:
We want to see people like us as heroes—slaying dragons, piloting spaceships, getting into trouble, and saving the day—without having to read their queerness from between the lines. We want to see beautifully crafted stories, in the mediums and genres we love, that reflect and celebrate our own experiences of gender and sexuality—and a spectrum far beyon
Early contributors roped into taking part in the anthology include writer Seanan McGuire, artist Fiona Staples, writer/artist Carla Speed McNeil, and a ton of others. And according to Autostraddle, they're not looking for stories about "tragic queers," or anything too X-rated. Submissions open Oct. 15, and remain open until Dec. 15. Check out tons more info at the link! [Beyond Anthology via Autostraddle]