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年月日20141120: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
Today is a day dedicated to all of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and genderfluid people who have been murdered and brutalized for being who they are. How they identify themselves is not a choice, as some would have you believe; the popular theory in the field of psychology is that sexuality is determined during conception (and is not a mental illness; homosexuality was removed from the DSM in 1973), and recent neuroscience studies have indicated that gender dysphoria is likely caused by the brain being wired for a body of the opposite sex. Decades of attempts to "cure" non-heteronormative sexual identities have met with no success, and tend towards abusive and horrific practices.
Studies performed by San Fransisco State University have estimated that non-heteronormative youth who have experienced high levels of rejection from their families during adolescence are more than eight times as likely to attempt suicide, more than six times as likely to report high levels of depression, more than three times as likely to use illegal drugs, and more than three times as likely to be at high risk for HIV and other STDs, all by the time they reach their early 20s. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center estimated that 30-40% of non-heteronormative youth have attempted suicide.
According to the FBI, in 2008, although 4,704 crimes were committed because of racial bias and 1,617 were committed because of the victim's sexual orientation, only one murder and one rape were committed due to racial bias, while five murders and six rapes were committed due to the victim's sexual orientation. Furthermore, violent hate crimes based on sexual orientation tend to be especially brutal, even when compared to other hate crimes. It is rare for a victim to be simply shot; he is more likely to be stabbed multiple times, strangled, and mutilated.
Although Sara's account is a work of fiction, events like what she describes do actually happen in the real world, and it is both horrible and tragic. I can only hope that by the 22nd century we will have moved beyond such hatred and ignorance, but if history is any indication it'll take much longer than that unless proper action is taken. They don't have the time.
Frontier: 2170 will resume its normal update schedule on Friday, November 28th 2014.
年月日20130910: Frontier: 2170 Volume 02 is available to order!
After far too long, Frontier: 2170 Volume 02, "First Blood," is available to buy on Amazon.com and at CreateSpace. It is a 140-page, B&W paperback that contains Stage 04, Stage 05, Stage 06, and the first Interlude. Links to the place to order can be found in the Store.
年月日20120118: I am trying to make a career for myself using my skill set, which would not be possible if people were not free to share my comics over the internet. As a content creator, copyright holder and a fledgling small business owner, I must oppose the SOPA and PIPA bills.
• A one-page guide to SOPA
• A technical overview of the SOPA and PIPA bills
• How these bills would break DNS
• Free speech on the web
年月日20110621: Pre-Order Your Copy Of Frontier: 2170 Volume 01 Today!
It is official, I am now accepting pre-orders for Frontier: 2170 Volume 01 "Easy Street."
For a mere US$5.00 each, you will get a 104-page, B&W paperback signed personally by the creator. This offer ends on August 17, 2011. Details here
年月日20110111: Sorry about the wait. I will make no excuses for not updating for almost two months. That said, I intend to update every Tuesday and Friday.
年月日20101104: Ranking milestone reached.
Today, Frontier: 2170 made it into the top 1,000 on the Top Web Comics (estimated to have somewhere around 10,000 entries). Thanks for your support, everyone. Let's try for the top 100!
年月日20101020: Website updated.
All of Stage 02 and Stage 03 completed thus far is posted and available to read. Widgets and other features will be added when I feel like it, but the site is ready to go live and be read.
I am experimenting with Google Sites in an attempt to build the sort of site I want for my webcomic, Frontier: 2170, which has migrated from host to host on an almost chapter-by-chapter basis. If you're looking for Frontier: 2170 in full, all of it has not been uploaded here yet. Currently, Frontier: 2170 is hosted in its entirety at http://frontier2170.comicgenesis.com/. Please read it.
Currently, the Prologue and Stage 01 are uploaded, but I will eventually replace the Stage 01 art with the updated pages once I get around to it.