Autophobia
A coming of age comic about two dorks falling in love

Chapter 17 - 22

casually holds the boyfriend's hand while talking about another guy you wanted to smooch-- JA;SDJ

Also, the kid he had a crush on was also the kid from 8th grade that gave him his first kiss. His name was Bobby because it was the first name I thought of and I just think of Bob the Builder, unfortunately.

But anyway, for those who realized eventually that they aren't straight, did this happen for y'all? Like looking back and things just make sense? There's a lot from my kid years that I've looked back on recently and I'm like, huh, that makes more sense now. LOL In Daniel's case, he totally had a crush on Flik from A Bug's Life.

User's Comments:

Reply GayGuitarist (Guest), November 14th, 2018, 12:30 pm

You always do such a great job of representing the thought process of those who don't know their sexuality for sure. I really appreciate Louis' struggle with his identity, and how beautifully the conflict is thought out. Thank you for that.

Reply WingFreak, November 14th, 2018, 5:24 pm

Hmm...well, I'm pretty sure I had a crush on Double D from Ed Edd 'n' Eddy when I was little. Does that count?

Then again, I'm also trans, so I never really saw liking guys as abnormal or weird back then. Then Lady Wikipedia gave me a little lesson in gender and sexuality and here I am, reading gay comics and being fabulous. 'Course, there were plenty of hints about my gender thing now that I look back on my childhood, but...oh well.

Reply lazy-lil-king, November 14th, 2018, 9:34 pm

Like I always knew in a way, but I had this "ohhhhhhh darnit" moment in the locker room in ninth grade (such a cliche, I know) there was this girl in my class and she was undressing facing away from me and I was how beautiful her back was, she had almost black dark skin and the light shone on all the muscles and uh, yeah. I drooled. Then it was like oh yeah, that explains Lola Bunny from Space Jam... And also my first kiss being a girl in preschool.

My sexually falls somewhere on the spectrum of Pan, but I jokingly tell everyone my sexuality is "yes", or "I dunno, but I'm going to get your girlfriend's number tonight" for some guys XD I'm glad I came into myself when I did and was comfortable with the idea of being gay, it saved me a our of the issues that Louis is currently facing.

Reply dishuel, November 15th, 2018, 7:34 pm

i knew pretty young, like talking maybe around 10 11ish, but it was seen as more of an ohhh noo whats wrong with me(grew up with a super homophobic shitty dad)

i would say i didn't really accept it till like about fourteen and in high school where i crushed hard on girls and it was like gotta just roll with it because there was no hiding that gay.

Reply Torii (Guest), November 17th, 2018, 2:16 pm

For me, I always sorta knew I was interested in both girls and guys. I’ve always been super affectionate with everyone, holding hands and cuddling with anyone who was down, but I think I realized that I truly like girls too when I was in probably the seventh grade when I was searching up the definition of bisexual because someone in my class had mentioned it. And I was like “oh shit it me” and I just kinda knew. There was a word out there that gave my feelings a label and that it was completely normal. Nowadays I say I’m pansexual because it’s a lot closer to what I really am, but it wasn’t a shock when the light bulb flicked on. I just accepted it because I knew that’s what I was.

And then there were all the girls I was very good friends with, girls I wanted to hug and kiss and be affectionate with especially. It was the same way I felt about guys, and I just thought it was normal. And it was awesome learning that what I was feeling is normal for me, even if there are people who disagree.

Reply JessiAnne (Guest), November 18th, 2018, 11:06 am

Bi I guess I always was attracted to both guys and girls. I remember lusting after both even back in middle school but I kept it a secret until after I graduated high school. Then I started telling my friends “Hey, girls are nice too!”

My grandmother asked me a few years ago (I’ve been out as Bi for years by this time):
“Do you like boys or girls?”
“Do you wanna know?”
(Gives me a look) “You like both, don’t you?”
“Yes”
“Alright, where do you wanna go for lunch?”
I love my grandmother

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