Learning about a new health topic can be hard. It can feel overwhelming and impersonal. But Graphic Medicine can help.
Graphic Medicine is comic books and graphic novels that tell personal stories of health and wellness. The visual format makes the information easier to understand and digest. By reading the author or illustrator’s personal story, we can learn about issues we may not have experienced personally. These stories can also help us feel less alone in our own lives.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Community includes a wide diversity of people and experiences. LGBTQ themed graphic novels provide glimpses into people’s lives allowing the reader to feel connected and learn about individuals that make up the larger rainbow community.
In honor of Pride Month, here are a few LGBTQ themed graphic novels to check out:
Visit the MedlinePlus Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health page for more information on LGBTQ Health.
And to learn more about Graphic Medicine visit the NLM’s website for the traveling exhibit Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived, Well-Drawn. Or request a Graphic Medicine Book Club Kit for your library, school or community group to try.