Joe Corallo: Greater Queerness

Joe Corallo

Joe Corallo

Joe Corallo is a queer cisgender white guy who tries to keep his privilege in check while residing in Queens, NY. He's been an active participant in life for three decades, has been reading comics for over two of those decades, and has dabbled in writing comics for over half a decade. He's self published four issues of a cyberpunk comic titled Electronic, has work published in Geeks OUT Presents: Power Anthology, Margins Publishing's Our Hearts Still Beat zine, and Grayhaven's The Gathering: Music anthology. He's currently back at self publishing with a new series, Saturn's Call, alongside co-creator and illustrator Robby Barrett with issue #2 ready for release later this year. A couple of other projects are going on currently that can't be announced yet. Joe also contributes at Geeks OUT and [insertgeekhere].

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3 Responses

  1. Mindy Newell says:

    Joe, as I said to Martha in my last reply to her latest column:

    “But I’m still annoyed with this compulsion to label everyone. But that’s just me. I never think about anyone’s specific sexuality because I don’t care about that–I just care that people are “mensches.” :-)

    And I’m not surprised that Jughead is “asexual.” Hasn’t that always been obvious?:”

    And, I might add, the only romantic relationship Jughead has ever had is with hamburgers. :-D

    • Joe Corallo says:

      That is of course true about Jughead’s relationship with hamburgers.

      I think it’s good to use the language and reaffirm for people who might be similar to Jughead in that way that it’s totally normal and acceptable behavior.

      The labels aren’t just for identifying other people either. Some people do like to self identify.

      And for practical reasons, as far as dating goes, many websites now tailor to different labels and tags in people’s descriptions which can be very beneficial. I would approach going on a date with someone who identifies as gay differently than I would someone who identifies as asexual/homoromantic.

      Everybody wins!

      • Mindy Newell says:

        Your comment about the labeling of dating sites made me laugh.

        I’ve done JDate and OurTime (that one is for people over 50.) Didn’t have any luck with either. (Nor with eharmony or Match.com, for that matter.)

        Maybe I”m just an outlier? (Another label!)