Why 'Fun Home' Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Says Not Identifying As A 'Queer Artist' Has Made Her More Ambitous

October 6, 2014 3:35 PM

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Stephen Chbosky's 1999 coming of age novel details introverted Charlie's first year of high school. Among controversial issues, such as drug use and suicide, the book's coverage of homosexuality landed it third on the American Library Association's list of the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2009. Check out the trailer for this fall's film adaptation of the book.

Augusten Burroughs' 2002 memoir traces his adolescence, living in the dysfunctional household of his mother's psychiatrist. A central point to the memoir is the sexual relationship between thirteen year-old Augusten and thirty-three year-old Neil Bookman. This homosexual content, along with profanit...

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