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Long Red Hair

Long Red Hair - Meags Fitzgerald This is… nice? Well, it's a random assortment of fragments of someone's life, but that's what memoirs are, so. Loved the D&D, loved the "using your red hair s a marker of your weirdness" (I so relate to that, definitely me before I switched to blue).

I was a bit disappointed by the notes on the last page though. It says something like "back then, I only knew the word bisexual, so I used that even though there are more inclusive words now, like pansexual". Nonbinary gender isn't mentioned explicitly, but this reeally feels like the old "bi means two so you can only be into women and men" thing. No. Call your orientation what you want: bi, pan, queer, multi, omni or something else entirely. But bi/bisexual/biromantic means what we use it for. Being inclusive of nonbinary trans people is part of bisexual history. What has policing multi-gender-attraction done for me as a genderqueer person? Well, not nothing, except there are people who believe I'm "oppressing myself" if I identify as bi rather than pan… So that's why I'm a bit fucking sensitive about that issue.
Seriously, use whatever word you like and don't be a dick and don't tell other people what their identity "actually means".

But that's not really about the comic, I simply disagree with pansexual being "more inclusive" in and of itself.