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.
We are a place for nerdy people to speak freely and without judgment. Good intentions are always assumed, and empathetic understanding is readily offered.
It is likely that we will discuss some topics that may be uncomfortable, so we encourage everyone to be mindful of themselves and their well-being.
Please review the Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up at the bottom of this post.
ALL WELCOME, JUST BE NICE!!
NIMONA BY NOELLE STEVENSON
National Book Award Finalist The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it a deadpan epic.Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
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.