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Gay Comix is an underground anthology series produced from 1980 to 1998 that featured predominantly gay and lesbian comic stories from an array of authors and artists. These stories showcase a turbulent time in queer American history, featuring stories that cover the complexities of gender and sexuality labels as well the fear and tragedy of the AIDS epidemic. Other themes include commentary on gender presentation, personal relationships, and humorous anecdotes.
During this time several new labels emerged to describe the LGBT community, as well as new slang and reclaimed-slurs. This exhibition looks into what language is used and when in order to gain a broader understanding of how these comics reflected the evolving queer culture of this era.

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