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Maia Kobabe and transgender people

Maia Kobabe is a genderqueer artist.


Maia Kobabe was born in 1989. Kobabe usesĀ modified Spivak pronounsĀ and earned a master’s degree fromĀ California College of the Arts in 2007. Kobabe’s work often involves sex and gender minorities. The graphic novelĀ Gender Queer: A Memoir earned Kobabe a Stonewall Honor award in 2020.

Kobabe’s stories depicting gender diverse sexuality have enraged some conservatives, who have attempted to get the books banned from public schools and bookstores. Conservative lawmakers in Virginia unsuccessfully brought a suit to stop Kobabe’s books from being sold to readers under age 16.


Watts, Katie (January 6, 2015). Petaluma comic artist draws on passionSanta Rosa Press Democrat.

Kobabe, Maia (October 29, 2021). Opinion | Schools are banning my book ‘Gender Queer.’ But queer kids need queer storiesThe Washington Post

Carlisle, Madeleine (August 31, 2022). ā€˜Gender Queerā€™ Author ā€˜Relievedā€™ After Court Rules Book’s Sale Canā€™t Be Restricted in Virginia. Time

Holpuch, Amanda (August 31, 2022). Virginia Judge Dismisses Case That Sought to Limit Book Sales. New York Times


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