LGBT themes in comics are a relatively new concept, as lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT themes and characters were historically omitted intentionally from the content of comic books and their comic strip predecessors, due to either censorship or the perception that comics were for children. With only minimal attention to LGBT characters in the early part of the twentieth century using innuendo , subtext and inference , to out-right acceptance later on and into the twenty-first century, exploring challenges of coming-out and discrimination in society. With any mention of homosexuality in mainstream United States comics forbidden by the Comics Code Authority CCA between and ,  mainstream comics only had subtle hints or subtext regarding a character's sexual orientation. LGBT themes were tackled in underground comix from the early s onward. Independently published one-off comic books and series, produced by gay creators featured autobiographical storylines tackling political issues of interest to LGBT readers, began in the mids, gaining popularity through the s. Since the s LGBT themes have become more common in mainstream US comics, including in a number of titles in which a gay character is the star. The first openly gay characters in American comic strips appeared in prominent strips in the late s. A lack of censorship and greater acceptance of comics as a medium for adult entertainment in Europe has led European comics to be more inclusive from an earlier date, leading to less controversy about the representation of LGBT characters in their pages. Japanese manga tradition has included genres of girls' comics that feature homosexual relationships since the s, in the form of yaoi and yuri. These works are often extremely romantic and idealized, and include archetypal characters that often do not identify as gay or lesbian.
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