Inevitably, when I do any kind of public talk about Yuri or LGBTQ comics, someone will express dissatisfaction at mild school life romances that seem to fill Yuri bookshelves, or I’ll be asked for recommendations for manga about “real” lesbians. Exactly why we don’t yet have a blockbuster lesbian action story is certainly a conversation we should and can have. But as we move … [Read more...] about [Feature] Is Yuri Queer?
In April, 2005, I found myself in a cafe with a number of popular or soon-to-be-popular yuri manga artists for Yuricon 2005 in Tokyo. The interviewer asked me, "What is yuri? How do you define it?" I smiled and said, "Of course, anything I like is yuri." Everyone laughed. … [Read more...] about [History] Why we call it “Yuri”