Comic 46 - Gay?

6th Mar 2011, 8:00 PM in Ch 2: Secrets and Lies
Average Rating: 4.91 (11 votes)
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Jocelyn 6th Mar 2011, 8:00 PM edit delete
Poor Maria. I have nothing but sympathy for anyone who thinks they have to feel like this. Having tried to deny my own transsexuality for a majority of my life, I can say that in my experience, hiding something like this NEVER gets easier, emotionally-speaking. Even Rudy feels bad. He wants his sister to accept herself and be happy (although he may have an unconventionally mischievous way of showing it).

Also, you may have seen the poster in Maria’s room before (assuming you regularly hang around my DeviantArt page).

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Hansi_Dar 9th Aug 2011, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
Rudy is my superhero
LauraEss 5th Oct 2011, 9:20 AM edit delete reply
well that clears things up! ;P
CyberSkull 19th Mar 2012, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
His clarity is terrifying.
Marlee-The-Creator 24th May 2013, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
Commenting on an old strip but I must ask, wouldn't that make her a pansexual? (not entirely clear on it's definition.)
Jocelyn 24th May 2013, 4:22 PM edit delete reply

Not exactly. A pansexual has an attraction toward people of ALL gender identities and biological sexes. But Maria is not attracted to guys. I'm not sure if there is a more specific word for a "woman attracted to both cis women and trans women", but I think that'd just make her a lesbian. While I know full well there are lesbians out there who may not be into trans women (or heck, maybe not into cis women), I don't think the word itself changes, whether she liked one, the other or both (as long as she has no attraction to guys).
Marlee-The-Creator 24th May 2013, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
I can see how that make sense. I'm a lesbian. My current relationship is my only serious one and I've never been "exposed" to any one who is transexual. (I live in a very small town) But if they identify themselves as a women, that makes them a woman, right? And logically that would still mean the lesbian is a lesbian.
Hannah 6th Feb 2018, 11:52 PM edit delete reply
Old question, but perhaps just 'gynephilic woman'? That seems like it would properly include and exclude all that needs to be in/excluded?
gwen 21st Feb 2021, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
Sapphic or wlw (women who love women) are the new catch-all terms.
Some Ed 10th Jun 2017, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
I forget which comic strip and which character, but I recall seeing someone make a statement along the lines of, "I'm not attracted to all men or all women. I'm attracted to a few specific individuals. Some of them happen to be men. And some happen to be women. That doesn't make me bi. That just makes me who I am." It's possible it was El Goonish Shive, whose Ashley expresses a similar sentiment here: .

But, the medium answer is, being attracted to one specific person is not enough to make one gay or straight. Those terms are for broad spectrum appeal. But being attracted to one specific person could make you ineligible for a Kinsey scale rating of 0 or 6. However, few people are 0 or 6 on the Kinsey scale.

The short answer: no. Someone normally attracted to the appearance of girls does not have an orientation change because they're attracted to someone with the appearance of a girl, regardless of that person's actual gender.
Kioty 22nd Mar 2018, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
Fricking love rudy
meta 17th Mar 2020, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
just as i was feeling the glooms, that last panel is so ~shiny~
GameZone 21st May 2021, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
I like friends who are naive about how what they are going to say affect people.
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