BookMark: "My Favorite Thing Is Monsters" By Emil Ferris

Oct 4, 2018

Emil Ferris’s 2017 graphic novel “My Favorite Thing is Monsters” is at turns beautiful, haunting and heart wrenching––and it took the comics world by storm. It won 3 Eisner awards in 2018 for best writer/artist, best new graphic album and best coloring. It was also nominated for 3 Ignatz awards in 2017 and a Hugo Award for “Best Graphic Story” in 2018. It may come as no surprise, then, that the Pennsylvania Center for the Book unanimously selected this book for the 2018 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize.

Tamar London, chair of the Centre LGBTQ Support Network, said the rainbow crosswalks meant a tremendous amount.
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Four crosswalks in downtown State College have been painted the colors of a rainbow in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month.

The Borough of State College and Penn State’s University Park Undergraduate Association teamed up to create the rainbow crosswalks to show a welcoming message toward the LGBTQ community.

At the intersection of South Allen Street and Calder Way, Rebecca Lundin watched her two sons, Alex and Cam, play on the rainbow crosswalks.

Lundin said she talks to her young sons about what the rainbow symbolizes.

Malcolm Kenyatta, who won the Democratic nod for the 181st district in the Pa. Legislature, cheers during the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016.
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The Pennsylvania Legislature is poised to soon make history as it welcomes its first openly gay lawmaker of color.

Malcolm Kenyatta won the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia’s 181st District during last week’s primary, and, given the city’s voter registration numbers, is strongly favored to assume the seat.

For the 27-year-old, who grew up in the projects, the idea of being a role model is appealing.

Misha Demchuk (right third), a senior at Penn State, leaned onto Aaron Kreider (right second) during the “Stand in Solidarity” vigil on Penn State’s University Park campus on June 13th, 2016.
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Over a hundred people gathered on Penn State University Park’s campus last night to memorialize the victims of the recent mass shooting. It was named “Stand in Solidarity With Orlando,” and it also served to show support for the LGBTQA community.