Bara Pulp fiction Slash fiction Teen fiction Yaoi. In , DC launched its The New 52 program, which introduced a number of new titles. As of , these policies are no longer enforced and LGBT characters appear regularly in Marvel comics. Dykes to Watch Out For is known for its social and political commentary and depictions of characters from all walks of life. Pornographic manga and anime for men, frequently called hentai in the West, often contains depictions of lesbianism for the titillation of male readers, examples being Demon Beast Invasion and Twin Angels Susumu Hirosegawa's early works were yaoi, but later Hirosegawa moved into gay manga.
Esperanza. Age: 24.
The characters' sexuality was criticised by some readers and defended by the writers in an extended series of letters on the title's letters page.
Mira. Age: 21.
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There also exists " gay manga " called Bara rose specifically targeted at gay men, with gay characters. The Lambda Literary Foundation , recognizing notable literature for LGBT themes with their "Lammys" awards since , created a new category in for graphic works. Yaoi has been criticised for stereotypical and homophobic portrayals of its characters,     and for failing to address gay issues. The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards are given to works of science fiction, fantasy or horror, and their "Other Works" category allows nomination of comic book series or individual issues.