Grant Morrison

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    Grant Morrison
    Grant Morrison at ComicCon 2006
    Date of birth 31 January 1960
    Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Nationality Scottish
    Pronouns they/them
    Gender identity nonbinary/genderqueer
    Occupation comic book writer, playwright

    Grant Morrison, MBE is a Scottish comic book writer and playwright. Grant is known for the nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in Grant's runs on titles including DC Comics's Animal Man, Doom Patrol, Batman, JLA, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Vertigo's The Invisibles, and Fleetway's 2000 AD.

    In a 2020 interview with Mondo2000, Grant said:

    « [...] when I was a kid there were no words to describe certain aspects of my own experience. I’ve been non-binary, cross-dressing, ‘gender queer’ since I was 10 years old, but the available terms for what I was doing and how I felt were few and far between. We had ‘transsexual’ and ‘transvestite’ both of which sounded like DSM classifications rather than lifestyle choices! I didn’t want to be labelled as medical aberration because that’s not how it felt, nor was it something cut-and-dried and done. I didn’t want to ‘transition’ or embody my ‘female’ side exclusively, so I had no idea where I fit in.

    Terms like ‘genderqueer’ and ‘non-binary’ only came into vogue in the mid-90s. So kids like me had very limited ways of describing our attraction to drag and sexual ambiguity. Nowadays there’s this whole new vocabulary, allowing kids to figure out exactly where they sit on the ‘color wheel’ of gender and sexuality, so I think it’s OK to lose a few contentious words when you are creating new ones that offer a more finely-grained approach to experience.[1]


    References[edit | edit source]

    1. "Grant Morrison Surveys the Situation In "The Age of Horus" - Mondo 2000". Mondo 2000. 6 October 2020. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
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