Adventure Art Biography Graphic Novels/Comics Nonfiction

Sexilo (Sexile)

By Jaime Cortez, 2004

the true life story of Adela Vasquez, a Cuban transgender immigrant who arrives to the United States and explores her sexuality, gender and identity among a vibrant but dangerous time in queer communities. It was published in 2004 by the Institute for Gay Men’s Health. The graphic novel has been published in both Spanish and English with translation done by Omar BaƱos and consultation by Adela Vasquez. According to Cortez, the project took approximately 800 hours of work to complete

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