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Episode 122: Sports are really gay featuring Crystal Frasier and Val Wise

Last updated on January 6, 2023

We interview the incredible Crystal Frasier and Val Wise about their lovely YA graphic novel Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms. We talk about sports stories, teen queer romance, the power of centering a trans girl’s story, and learning to move from performative allyship to actual allyship. We go deep on trans identities, femininity, and how we’re all impacted by misogyny.

Learn more about Crystal Frasier at: @amazonchique on Twitter or

Follow Val Wise at: @valkwise on Twitter, Instagram, and everywhere else (link goes to Twitter) or

And make sure to get Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms written by Crystal Frasier, art by Val Wise, and letters by Oscar O. Jupiter from your local comic store, from Oni Press, or read it online!

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