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The Stonewall Riots Get The Comic Book Treatment

The LGBTQ community will get to remember gay history in a new format with the limited release of The Stonewall Riots comic book. Bluewater Productions, the same group behind other gay-themed comic books, is currently raising money on Indiegogo in order to publish the first comic book about the birth of the modern gay rights movement.

The goal is raise $9,000 by July 11th in order to produce this historic story. Much like Kickstarter, financial supports will receive rewards depending on how much they donate. Gifts include limited edition copies of the comic book as well as a special collection donated to a charity organization of the donor’s choosing.

With so much gay history to cover, why now, why Stonewall?

“As time goes on, we’re in danger of losing this important touchstone of our cultural history,” writer Michael Troy told OUT. “In an age where gay rights and marriage equality are still such hot buttons, it’s more important now more than ever, to remember the efforts of those who fought for gay rights.”

Check out five of the pages here.

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By:           Stacy Lambe
On:           May 23, 2013
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  • 5 Comments
    • yaoming
      yaoming

      Looks like a lot of rainbows. Were they that gay back then? I thought that came later.

      May 23, 2013 at 7:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • boring
      boring

      And the award for Most Blatant Watchmen Homage goes to…

      May 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      because reading a book or watching a documentary or movie is too hard

      May 24, 2013 at 6:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Victoria
      Victoria

      @QJ201: If you understood the basics of communications you’d understand. It’s getting the history our in a different way, This could help the younger generation understand LGBT history.

      May 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Victoria
      Victoria

      @boring: Nobody really cares about the watchmen anymore anyway.

      May 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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