LGBTQ themes are not foreign to the manga universe, and in fact, have been around for decades. The most widely read genres of LGBTQ manga are “Boy’s Love” (BL) and “Girl’s Love” (GL). The Japanese express these words in floral terms: “Bara” (Roses) for BL, and “Yuri” (Lilies) for GL.
On March 9, we delved into some of the ways female-written and female-fronted comics are shaking up the comic book community.
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There are three bulletin boards in Teen’Scape, all covered in artwork that was created by teen patrons who spend time in the department.