I met Sophie during the 2012 Philly Trans Health Conference and fell in love not only with the French Canadian cartoonist, girl like us and public speaker, but her Assigned Male comic.
Assigned Male chronicles the adventures of Stephie, a young Canadian trans girl from Montreal getting adjusted to life while trans. The cast of Assigned Male also includes her gender nonconforming friend Ciel, their cis friend Eirikur, her boyfriend Frank, her brother Virgil and a diverse cast of minor characters.
And yes, I’m a fan of Assigned Male, with its cast of unapologetic trans and gender nonconforming characters making their way in the world. It also has some timely commentary on events transpiring in Canada, the US and the world concerning trans people.
It has also drawn it share of right wing haters who hate the unapologetic truth telling that Assigned Male brings to its updated three times a week webcomic pages.
Labelle is currently doing a US Tour, and the southern US leg of it started in New Orleans with stops in Austin last night, Houston today and Denton on Tuesday.
Looking forward to seeing Sophie and welcoming her to H-town. If you want to see her and get some Assigned Male swag at the same time, you’ll need to swing by the Montrose Center starting at 4 PM CST.