Asexual Transgender Non-binary Pansexual Intersex. However, gay characters rarely featured in underground comics from to , and when they did they were usually lisping caricatures and comic transvestites. Since the s LGBT themes have become more common in mainstream US comics, including in a number of titles in which a gay character is the star. In recent years the number of LGBT characters in mainstream superhero comics has increased greatly. Neaud's works have been pointed to as examples that legitimised comics as serious literature, and elevated the regard for autobiographical works within comics. However, the character was not used for seven years after his initial introduction, due to production problems. The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards are given to works of science fiction, fantasy or horror, and their "Other Works" category allows nomination of comic book series or individual issues.
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LGBT themes in comics
The Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures notes that gay subtext can be found in DC Comics publications as early as the Golden Age of Comic Books , with readers inferring homosexuality between superheroes and their same-sex sidekicks and on the women-only Paradise Island. Pornographic manga and anime for men, frequently called hentai in the West, often contains depictions of lesbianism for the titillation of male readers, examples being Demon Beast Invasion and Twin Angels Notable publications included Gay Comix , which was created in by Howard Cruse , featured the work of LGBT artists, and had close ties with the gay liberation movement. The characters in yaoi and yuri manga do not tend to self-identify as homosexual or bisexual.