Andrew Hoang

Andrew Hoang

  • Andrew Hoang
    Published 2 years ago
    What I Learned from Being a LGBT+ Artist

    What I Learned from Being a LGBT+ Artist

    When I started drawing webcomics I never thought about how they could affect me. I just wanted to draw and make people smile, but recently I posted a comic about being polysexual called "Twitterpated." It left many with questions and then I realized I never told my readers I'm transgender and polysexual because I can draw myself the way I want to be perceived. Then for a while I didn't post anything related to my sexuality or gender identity because I didn't want to be labeled as the "gay comic guy." Then I realized that by not talking about my sexuality and gender identity I was pushing myself back into the closet. My sexuality and gender identity is who I am and that is the part of myself I should be proud of. I should be setting an example that it's okay to be who you are, I shouldn't be afraid to be who I am. So I came out and the support I got was amazing. It made me reevaluate why I was posting comics.