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Hey there! I'm Tommy, the creator and writer of Pride High, an indie comic that follows the adventures of a gay-straight alliance at a school for super-powered youth. The comic was shaped in part by my experiences as a gay, biracial teen at a residential high school.

I was a recipient of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant in 2007. Also that year, Pride High earned an award for its Braille transcription and the positive portrayal of a blind lesbian teen by Blind LGBT Pride (formerly BFLAG), a national organization serving the needs of LGBT members of the blind & visually impaired community.

Pride High was originally a standard pay-by-issue comic book, available for printing through IndyPlanet. However, not all teens have supportive parents willing to purchase LGBT-affirming comics. In 2011, in response to rising rates of reported LGBT teen suicides, Pride High was released for free online to reach those who need it the most. You can help keep it that way!

"It might sound dramatic, but Pride High left quite a mark in my life. Back when it came out I was just a teen who, being quite a geek and gay in a country not known for being very progressive at the time, I felt a little isolated. The comic was one of my first tastes of both LGBT+ culture and indie comic fandom, both for its plot and themes as well as the interactions I got with other fans in the forums. It helper me power through my teen years and know that I wasn't alone or weird at all."
--Manuel Martinez, Spanish Translator for Pride High
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Prospective Student
Every Tuesday, prospective students get a sneak peak at the page for Thursday!
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Frosh
Every Tuesday, new students get a sneak peak at the pages for Thursday and Tuesday of the following week!
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Sophomore
Every Tuesday, 2nd year students gain access to pages two weeks in advance!
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Junior
Every Tuesday, 3rd year students gain access to all pages 2 weeks in advance, plus the Tuesday of the third week.
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Senior
Every Tuesday, 4th year students gain access to 3 full weeks of pages!
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Resident Advisor
In addition to the benefits provided to 4th year students, you'll receive an autographed hard copy of Pride High #1! You'll also get sneak peeks at select pages from the issue currently in production as they become available! Last, but not least, you'll gain access to the monthly “staff lounge” real time chat with creator Tommy Roddy! Discuss your theories, bounce ideas around about your own hero, and geek out about Pride High! Who knows, you may influence the direction of the story itself!
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 patron
Faculty
You gain all the benefits available to Resident Advisors, plus a signed print copy of each new issue of Pride High as it comes out. You will also have your name listed (if you so choose) on the donors page on the Pride High website and each new issue!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Head Faculty
Your support of Pride High is unparalleled! You gain all the benefits of Faculty membership, plus at future conventions, I'll take you out to lunch/dinner where we can talk about the future of Pride High, which you have helped to secure!
Goals
$10 of $500 per month
With current funding, I wasn't able to sustain the original MWF release schedule. I've scaled back to Tu/Thu, but if we hit this level, Pride High can bounce back to 3 days a week!
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Hey there! I'm Tommy, the creator and writer of Pride High, an indie comic that follows the adventures of a gay-straight alliance at a school for super-powered youth. The comic was shaped in part by my experiences as a gay, biracial teen at a residential high school.

I was a recipient of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant in 2007. Also that year, Pride High earned an award for its Braille transcription and the positive portrayal of a blind lesbian teen by Blind LGBT Pride (formerly BFLAG), a national organization serving the needs of LGBT members of the blind & visually impaired community.

Pride High was originally a standard pay-by-issue comic book, available for printing through IndyPlanet. However, not all teens have supportive parents willing to purchase LGBT-affirming comics. In 2011, in response to rising rates of reported LGBT teen suicides, Pride High was released for free online to reach those who need it the most. You can help keep it that way!

"It might sound dramatic, but Pride High left quite a mark in my life. Back when it came out I was just a teen who, being quite a geek and gay in a country not known for being very progressive at the time, I felt a little isolated. The comic was one of my first tastes of both LGBT+ culture and indie comic fandom, both for its plot and themes as well as the interactions I got with other fans in the forums. It helper me power through my teen years and know that I wasn't alone or weird at all."
--Manuel Martinez, Spanish Translator for Pride High

Recent posts by Tommy Roddy

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Prospective Student
Every Tuesday, prospective students get a sneak peak at the page for Thursday!
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Frosh
Every Tuesday, new students get a sneak peak at the pages for Thursday and Tuesday of the following week!
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Sophomore
Every Tuesday, 2nd year students gain access to pages two weeks in advance!
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
Junior
Every Tuesday, 3rd year students gain access to all pages 2 weeks in advance, plus the Tuesday of the third week.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
Senior
Every Tuesday, 4th year students gain access to 3 full weeks of pages!
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 patrons
Resident Advisor
In addition to the benefits provided to 4th year students, you'll receive an autographed hard copy of Pride High #1! You'll also get sneak peeks at select pages from the issue currently in production as they become available! Last, but not least, you'll gain access to the monthly “staff lounge” real time chat with creator Tommy Roddy! Discuss your theories, bounce ideas around about your own hero, and geek out about Pride High! Who knows, you may influence the direction of the story itself!
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 patron
Faculty
You gain all the benefits available to Resident Advisors, plus a signed print copy of each new issue of Pride High as it comes out. You will also have your name listed (if you so choose) on the donors page on the Pride High website and each new issue!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Head Faculty
Your support of Pride High is unparalleled! You gain all the benefits of Faculty membership, plus at future conventions, I'll take you out to lunch/dinner where we can talk about the future of Pride High, which you have helped to secure!