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Comic Michael Henry wonders why he can’t find a boyfriend / Queerty

Comic Michael Henry wonders why he can’t find a boyfriend

Michael Henry and Meatball
(Photo: YouTube)

It can be tough being single on Valentine’s Day. It can be particularly tough being single for Valentine’s during a pandemic!

That’s the subject of the latest video from YouTube comic, Michael Henry, which besides being humorous, finds Henry in a more reflective mood and revealing he’s “Never had a Valentine.” and “Never had a boyfriend. Never been in love.”

Although a friend (played by the drag queen, Meatball) reassures him Valentine’s Day is just a “silly holiday”, Henry wonders why some people seem to find it so easy to fall in love, while others do not.

After further probing from the friend, it seems Henry’s experiences with “love” have all involved “games, chasing, rejection, and feeling crushed,” … something which, well, many others might be able to relate to.

Related: Michael Henry takes no prisoners in new video about Gays Over COVID

Indeed, the commentators on YouTube appreciate Henry’s honesty.

“I’ll be 33 this year and have never had a boyfriend. It gets lonely,” says one.

“My Valentine is my little doggie and we usually cry together and go to bed early,” offered another.

Cartoon Network and National Black Justice Coalition Launch Comic Strip Celebrating Gender Diversity

Cartoon Network and National Black Justice Coalition Launch Comic Strip

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and Cartoon Network have launched a cheery new comic starring Cartoon Network characters that highlights the power and importance of respecting gender identity through the use of pronouns.

NBJC - Cartoon Network Gender Identity Comic

The comic, part of NBJC and Cartoon Network’s ongoing collaboration, was designed by members of the NBJC Youth and Young Adult Action Council (YYAAC) with artist Steven Lowe (@steeeeevn), a team of talented creators from Cartoon Network Studios, and leadership from NBJC’s director of education programs and research, Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond.

“At the heart of our work at NBJC is affirmation of the dignity and beauty of our Black transgender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary and other gender-expansive siblings,” said Darling-Hammond. “This comic strip advances our goals by showing what it looks like to treat people with respect, while finding a sense of common humanity. Our hope is that this strip’s audience, of all ages and backgrounds, will feel inspired to begin volunteering their own gender pronouns, respect those of others, and normalize awareness of the existence of people across the gender universe. We believe that recognizing and celebrating gender expansiveness will move us closer to a world where we can all be healthy, happy, and whole.”

NBJC’s YYAAC member Tyler Miles adds that “Part of the excitement of this project is that we are engaging a topic that young people almost always have experience with, but don’t often have the space to discuss. Whether these youth identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, cis, or the multitude of identities therein, this comic is a radical act of trust and care to reach all youth who are beginning to, or have already, thought critically about gender. They are heard, they are seen, they are accepted, and they are loved.”

The comic stars feature characters Craig (Craig of the Creek)Chloe (We Bare Bears), and Stevonnie (Steven Universe) as they meet new friends Kam and Alex while learning about gender, respect, and belonging. Learn more and read the entire four-panel comic at the NBJC website.

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