January 17, 2018
I know I can be accused of being a preaching I know better than you type personna, and I do not mean to be that way, but I think on the gay tip this is brilliant. I love her comment in the last panel, questioning whether she should wear a gay sign or something, I suppose women with really short hair need to wear a tag, that I am not gay for example. Being a light complected African-American I don’t have to wear a tag, and my brown-skinned wife definitely does not have to wear one, to be marginalized in people’s (white) perceptions. A gay person who does not conform to what so-called straight society thinks he or she should be has the same problem in reverse. No wonder it has been a long journey for gay people to come out. Anyway, I still hold out tiny hope that the foster child angle might actually be a doorway to even more surprises, but even if not, and I will admit to being all wrong, I think the comic is doing a fantastic job of dealing with this phenomena in this arc. And having bad by Les being the protaganist in the arc is really good. Those who are bored are missing the point. You know Luann has dealt with all kinds of issues in a gentle, funny way. NOw the difference is that these characters are young adults, not grammar or high school kids anymore.
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