In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here.
Research shows that people in LGBTQIA+ communities experience trauma at higher rates than straight, cisgender people. “The effects of trauma can be seen in higher rates of suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, and self-injurious behavior.