LGBTQ+ media is on the rise. And it should be — the narratives woven into such stories are chock-full of messages against our oft-oppressive society. Through simple love stories and coming-of-age masterpieces, they portray uprisings; fights against the all-too common lack of representation, not only in media outlets, but also in politics and healthcare.
We have these stories in the East too. Here are five anime and manga that break boundaries and give us an opportunity to veer into the lives of our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters, or whatever they identify as.