21 Web Comics That Explain What It’s Like To Be A Lesbian

Even though it’s 2016 and we’ve come a long way, it can still be hard for LGBTQ people to express themselves in a relatable way. Luckily, there is the Internet, and all of the clever people that do things for the Internet. When it comes to being a girl who likes girls, lesbian webcomics are a great way to show what it means to be a lesbian in a way people can really understand. They’re easy to read, cute, and funny. Artists are using their skills to educate others and make the world a more equal place. Yay! It may seem trite and insensitive, but it’s not – often when we try to express ourselves through angry diatribes, we make people defensive and unreceptive to what we have to say. I love the idea that comics can be a loving way to express thoughts/feelings/concerns.

I am straight, but I am close with a lot of lesbians, and they have some common gripes about the way they’re treated that they’ve told me about. It’s easy to be sexualized by men when you’re a lesbian (not cool). Others talk about the struggle with coming out to their parents, being comfortable in their fashion sense, and not knowing if the girl they like is a lesbian. These are problems that straight people rarely think about! Reading these comics help create empathy and open a path of communication. HEARTS AND RAINBOWS FOR EVERYONE!

If you wonder what it feels like to be a lesbian or want to relate to other lesbians, check out these webcomics by some talented artists:

1. It can be difficult to know if you’re on the same page with the person you like.

http://lgbtwebcomics.tumblr.com/post/131519776792/pencils-and-planets-something-that-i-a


 

2. It’s sad that this can’t be reality:

http://halfaleagueonward.tumblr.com/post/67810580375/we-all-need-our-fairy-tales

 

3. Realizing you’re a lesbian is not as complicated as you think.

http://thickerthanectoplasm.tumblr.com/post/92180400496/i-had-to


 

4. …But you can still mess with people when they ask about it.

http://findchaos.tumblr.com/post/82145256157/chaoslife-homo-hint-wait-everyone-else-met-pete


 

5. No one like to be labeled.

 

6. A lesbian relationship is like any other relationship.


 

7. Parents rarely get it.


 

8. You just need a lady for the job!


 

9. It can feel like you’re alone.

 
10. People say dumb things.


 
11. There’s nothing worse than being the only one at a party.

http://lgbtlaughs.com/post/380367946/recommended-reading-girls-with-slingshots-a


 

12. GIRLS ARE HARD.

http://tinydragoncomics.tumblr.com/post/138064023825


 

13. You have to find people you can be yourself with.

http://lgbtwebcomics.tumblr.com/post/137311044222/leslielumarie-shoutout-to-the-people-you-can-be


 

14. There aren’t many stories geared towards you.


 
15. You love seeing lesbian characters on TV and movies.

http://traitspourtraits.tumblr.com/post/137980037424/me-watching-carol-a-movie-with-carrie


 

16. Inside jokes!

http://lgbtwebcomics.tumblr.com/post/138503805563


 

17. The struggle is real.

http://leslielumarie.tumblr.com/post/114351578573/sometimes-being-out-to-just-a-select-few-can-make


 

18. It’s harder than people know.

http://miriamivanoff.tumblr.com/post/130695926157/media-goauche-color-pencil-and-marker-on-black


 

19. Birds of a feather.

http://lgbtwebcomics.tumblr.com/post/117369921266/darning-socks-birds-of-a-feather


 

20. People can be the worst.

http://findchaos.tumblr.com/post/112259148295/chaoslife-queer-benefits-the-sarcasm-is-strong-in


 
21. You know you have to just be who you are.


 
Do you feel like these comics capture what it’s like to be a lesbian? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Ash Rose

    This is what being lesbian is really like. It’s all this and more. It’s not been exaggerated or faked for the comics. 99% of these situations have happened to me.