LGBTQIA+ Graphic Novels & Manga

Celebrate Pride with this list of fiction and nonfiction LGBTQIA+ graphic novels and manga!

Compiled by:
Lauren O. & Maggie H.
America: Volume 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez

Gabby Rivera
Only available from eLibrary resources.

America Rivera is the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates! But, now what? Ready for some self-discovery, America heads off to college. However, juggling college and saving the world isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Apsara Engine

Bishakh Som
Graphic Novels - GN Som Apsara Engine

An award-winning, detailed, and mostly sepia-toned collection of eight eerie short stories with South Asian roots that questions gender, bodies, and conformity.

Black Panther: World of Wakanda

Roxane Gay
Graphic Novels - GN Black Panther World Of Wakanda

Ayo and Aneka have been recruited to Wakanda’s elite protection force, but how do they give themselves to the crown when they’ve already fallen in love with each other?

Bury the Lede

Gaby Dunn
Graphic Novels - GN Dunn Bury The Lede

The Boston Lede intern Madison Jackson is eager to break the story of the century to prove she deserves her highly coveted internship. The murderer though, celebrity socialite Dahlia Kennedy, is more interested in playing a long game of cat-and-mouse in this modern noir.

Far Sector

Jamal Campbell, N.K. Jemisin

Award-winning author N.K. Jemisin and artist Jamal Campbell introduce rookie Green Lantern Sojourner ‘Jo’ Mullein. Stationed far outside normal Corp jurisdiction, Jo is tasked with solving the City Enduring’s first murder case in five centuries.

Fine: A Comic About Gender

Rhea Ewing
Graphic Novels - GN 741.5092 Ewing Ewi

In a project spanning a decade, Ewing interviews folks across the Midwest in hopes of answering the question: What is gender? Rather than arriving at a single fixed conclusion, both Ewing and interviewees offer diverse perspectives of how their gender, race, sexuality, and class intersect in unique, personal ways.

Gender Queer: A Memoir

Maia Kobabe
Graphic Novels - GN 921 Kobabe Kob

Both a reflection on eir personal journey through gender and a sort of guide for others, Kobabe’s candid graphic novel memoir discusses the confusing, nonlinear process of realizing gender identity and sexuality.

How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual

Rebecca Burgess
Graphic Novels - GN 306.762 Bur

Burgess navigates growing up, addressing their mental health, and their asexual identity in this charming and empowering autobiography.

I’m a Wild Seed

Sharon Lee De La Cruz
Graphic Novels - GN Delacru Im A Wild Seed

De La Cruz’s short but lively autobiographical graphic novel explores the importance of queer spaces, intersectionality, and how she decolonizes her gender and sexuality as an adult.

Kisses for Jet: A Coming-of-Gender Story

Joris Bas Backer
Graphic Novels - GN Bas Kisses For Jet

In 1999, Jet is sent to live in a boarding house in the Netherlands. While the outside world is worried about the Y2K crash, Jet contends with their out-of-control housemates, suspicious staff, and growing feelings of gender dysphoria.

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American

Laura Gao
Graphic Novels - GN 921 Gao Gao

After moving from Wuhan, China to Texas at a young age, Gao has to adapt to their new, unfamiliar environment while discovering who she is vs who their parents expect her to be. This stylish, heartfelt memoir tells a tender first generation immigrant story and depicts Wuhan in bright colors beyond the preconceptions of COVID.

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness

Kabi Nagata
Graphic Novels - MANGA 921 Nagata Nag

An honest and intimate look into Nagata’s life as she contends with her growing loneliness and depression in relationship with her sexuality.

Our Colors

Gengoroh Tagame
Manga - MANGA Ourcolo Tagame

Eisner Award-winning author Tagame writes a reflective and candid story of 16-year-old Sora, a painter with synesthesia. Sora isn’t out yet—it’s difficult to be out in Japan—but his life changes when he meets Mr. Amamiya, who is living openly as a gay man.

Our Work Is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer & Trans Resistance

Syan Rose
Graphic Novels - GN 323.3264 Ros

Rose has created a brilliant and candid collection of work by bringing together queer and trans people to speak about their own diverse experiences. The passion and emotion shines through the handwritten text and delicate illustrations.

Stone Fruit

Lee Lai
Graphic Novels - GN Lai Stone Fruit

Lai’s debut slice-of-life graphic novel follows queer couple Ray and Bron as they navigate their complicated relationships with their families of origin and chosen families.

The Third Person

Emma Grove
Graphic Novels - GN 921 Grove Gro

A candid and moving story, Grove’s memoir illustrates her journey through therapy. She starts in order to seek approval for hormones, but Emma also arrives at her sessions as her other personalities: workaholic Ed and party girl Katina.

Wash Day Diaries

Jamila Rowser
Graphic Novels - GN Rowser Wash Day Diaries

Experience the lives and relationships of four best friends in the Bronx in this funny, moving graphic novel that started as a crowd-funded mini comic.

What Did You Eat Yesterday?

Fumi Yoshinaga
Manga - MANGA Whatdid v. 1 Yoshina

Boyfriends Shiro, a lawyer, and Kenji, a hairdresser, navigate humorous scenarios involving domestic life, workplace humor, and queer rights in Japan in this slice-of-life manga. Lovingly prepared meals (recipes included!) brings the couple closer so they can discuss their feelings honestly.

The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1, The Faust Act

Kieron Gillen
Graphic Novels - GN Wicked The Divine v. 1

Every 90 years, 12 gods incarnate as humans. In two years, they are dead. Dive into the world of divine pop stars in this fast-paced and suspenseful series beginning.

Woman World

Aminder Dhaliwal
Graphic Novels - GN Dhaliwa Woman World

After a birth defect wipes out society’s men, Woman World is built. Under the flag of “Beyonce’s Thighs,” women work through their anxieties, relationships, and survival itself in this darkly humorous Instagram comic.