Webcomic Profile: Rain LGBT

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Rain LGBT
Written by Jocelyn Samara DiDomenick (aka LittleLynn84)

"Rain" is a comedy/drama that follows the daily life of teenage transsexual (who is coincidentally named Rain) attempting to go through her senior year being only identified as a woman. I'd like for it to be very funny and entertaining, but the story will also touch on many rather heavy subjects including acceptance from family and piers, blind hatred and many of the other difficulties faced by members of the LGBT community.

This comic contains:
- Occasionally strong language
- Sexual themes and situations (but no nudity)
- Gay, lesbian, bi and transgendered (and straight) characters
- Lousy or non-existent backgrounds

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Comment on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
Sir Read-a-Lot (Guest), 21 Nov 2014 10:02 am
Do you hear the people sing
Lost in the valley of the night?
It is the music of a people
Who are climbing to the light.

For the wretched of the earth
There is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end
And the sun will rise.

They will live again in freedom
In the garden of the Lord.
They will walk behind the plough-share,
They will put away the sword.
The chain will be broken
And all men will have their reward.

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Do you hear the people sing?
Say, do you hear the distant drums?
It is the future that they bring
When tomorrow comes!
Comment on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
Rain Dreamer (Guest), 21 Nov 2014 03:18 am
I lost counts of how many times I write and rewrite this comment. I wrote about how I didn't want to live in a world where an 8 years old child is beaten to death because that child loves dancing, like female clothes and refuse to cut hair. I wrote about the struggle in our prison of flesh and how we are trapped in bars of hate, chains of bigotry and spikes of transphobia. I wrote about the temptation of darkness, and the allure of death when living is too painful, when a prisoner can only exercise their one last right to their own life.

Then I realized something: I have been writing a comment on a comic about a transgender girl. This realization is so obvious, so simple, so trivial, so banal, but it hits me out of my spiral of self hatred thoughts and depression. I realized that we have a voice. That we can tell our stories. That we DO have more than just the right to take our own lives.

We might be trapped in darkness, but we can make light. Each of us may only make a small light. But together we can make the greatest fire ever. We can burn down our prisons. We can find our way out of this darkness. We have each other, and we carry on the flame of those who has lost. And one day, we will be free.
Comment on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
Dragon (Guest), 20 Nov 2014 10:05 pm
I've been unsuccessfully trying to quit a cutting habit for months now. But as rough as I've been through, it's sad to think that some people have had it even worse. It's cruel. It's sad to think about, but important.
Comment on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
ClaireD, 20 Nov 2014 04:36 pm
So horrific
Reminds me of what happened to me the night before... I got so overwhelmed with life, I almost contemplated to de-transition and who knows what would have happened.... I wish peace to all of those who have passed on...
Comment on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
Ranger, 20 Nov 2014 03:38 pm
This is something that, while sad, I needed to see today. It's a small thing, but it's enough of a thing to put a smile on my face, to hear your words of comfort, Jocelynn. Hearing it gives me the strength to endure my own hardships, since I don't want to end up dead by either method.
Comment on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
Grenartia, 20 Nov 2014 09:54 am
RIP to all
I prayed today. For the first time in years. Prayed for an end to needing to have a day like today. I live in the same city Gizzy did. I didn't know her, since Nashville's a pretty big place, but they covered her death on the local news last night (not without hitting every square on transphobic bingo, aside from using slurs). We've still got so far to go. I don't know the person you're talking about, Jocelyn, but I'm still saddened all the same.
Comment on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
Mishy (Guest), 20 Nov 2014 09:38 am
I remember
I actually could tell who you were refering to in the comments, I think. I'm not surprised you knew her. She was the first person I knew who explained to me what being trans* meant, and helped me come to terms with my own gender fluidity. Her loss is the hardest thing I've had to deal with this year, but I'm glad to see her remembered.
Comment on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
Toot (Guest), 20 Nov 2014 08:22 am
*Sits in a minute of silence*
Comment on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
LittleLynn84, 20 Nov 2014 06:07 am
November 20th is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Each grave shown here lists a real name of a real person we lost this year. I realize some of them are hard to read here, but you can go here for a full list. The graves do not list every name though. Not even close. There are just too many names.

Too many people. Murdered. Often in exceptionally brutal and inhuman ways, to the point where some can't even be identified. And why does this happen? Because trans people wanting to be themselves is somehow threatening to people? Are you fucking kidding me?

In addition to all the names on the site, I learned a little while ago second-hand that a friend of mine took her own life fairly recently. I admit I didn't know her especially well, and I don't know the details of what drove her to that. I know she was a Rain fan though. I know I've drawn things for her, and she for me. I'm pretty sure I've given her advice in the past on how to do a webcomic herself. I know she was a cool person with a good sense of humor. It's been probably at least a year since I last talked to her, but I liked every instance in which we did talk. I would've liked to have gotten to know her better.

I also know she was transgender, meaning there are a lot of things that could have been eating away at her, and probably for a long time. And most of the hardships that oft come with being trans - fear, self-loathing, feeling unloved, etc - are pressed on us by people around us who refuse to understand or accept us for being us. I don't agree with suicide, but I can imagine the circumstances that brought my friend to that dark place.


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So, as I say every year: I ask that you at least take a moment out of your day to just reflect on this... or if you know someone who is transgender, just give them a hug or tell them you're there for them... or if YOU are transgender, just be strong, love yourself, and don't be afraid of who you are.
Comment on The First Person
Veronica (Guest), 16 Nov 2014 09:03 am
Dammit! You got me to cry again! How do you do that?

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