July LGBTQ+ Meet-Up: Backstagers Vol. 1 & 2 on 7.28.18

LBGTQ+ MEET-UP: Comics & More!

*Allies & Mature Teens Welcome*

 

Join us in sharing and learning about comics & pop-culture,
with a focus on
gay and transgender communities.

Please review the Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up at the bottom of this post.

 

BACKSTAGERS Vols 1 & 2, BOOM! STUDIOS

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Rian Sygh (CA) Veronica Fish

An incredibly earnest story that explores what it means to find a place to fit in when you’re kinda an outcast.
“A genuine must read comic that will improve the quality of your life simply
by existing in it.” – Multiversity

 

Backstagers Vol 1

When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Hunter, Aziz, Sasha, and Beckett become his new best friends and introduce him to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain that the rest of the school doesn’t know about, filled with strange creatures, changing hallways, and a decades-old legend of a backstage crew that went missing and was never found.
Collects the first four issues.

BACKSTAGERS TP VOL 01

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BACKSTAGERS TP VOL 02

Jory and the rest of the Backstagers have one goal this semester: to put on the best show their town’s ever seen. But best-laid plans aren’t easy to achieve when there’s an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain!
When one of the actors suddenly goes missing, the Backstagers must band together to save their comrade and maintain the natural balance of…theater. James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) and artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) explore what it means to be an outcast looking to find one’s place in an earnest story of friendship and self-expression. Collects the final issues #5-8.

BACKSTAGERS TP VOL 02

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Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up

  • Confidentiality! Our discussions will get into sensitive topics and personal stories will be shared, so the Vegas Rule is in effect: No sharing of personal details outside of this group. It’s OK to use general and vague references, but not specific names, etc.
  • Find the Positive It may take some work, but purposefully finding a positive or constructive way to approach a difficulty is essential to growth. We’ll help each other.
  • Ouch/Oops If something hurtful is said, saying “Ouch,” can let that be known. “Oops”
    acknowledges the error and opens the way for considerate correction.
  • You Speak for Yourself We all belong to many groups but we are not their sole representatives. One may share their own experiences but they do not speak for an entire community.
  • Don’t Yuck Their Yum Everybody’s different, so we don’t pass judgement. We’re all adults, ok?
  • Ask for Direction, Not an Explanation It’s not the job of the oppressed to educate the oppressor. Before you ask a question that can be answered by a websearch, consider if you’re asking the best question.
  • Yield the Floor Folks who speak more freely must actively let others have a turn.