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Assigned Male – The Incredible Adventures of Stephie (Who Happens To Be Trans), originally Assignée garçon and more commonly known as Assigned Male, is an ongoing webcomic by the French-Canadian artist Sophie Labelle about a young transgender girl named Stephie. While many have praised the comic for tackling issues facing young transgender people, others have criticized its heavy-handed message as well as an unrealistic portrayal of its characters.
Assigned Male follows the life of Stephie, an 11 year old male-to-female transgender girl. The comic features her talking to her family and friends about transgender issues, and her struggles with her conflicting gender identity. Additionally, some comics in the series depart from the story and contain messages about various transgender topics of interest.
Assigned Male was first published online in French as Assignée garçon, and premiered on Tumblr on August 15th, 2014. On September 13, it was launched in English as Assigned Male – The Incredible Adventures of Stephie (Who Happens To Be Trans). On August 31st, 2014, a Facebook page was created for the comic, accumulating upwards of 30,000 likes in the next two years. In early 2015, a Patreon page for the comic was created, reaching over $1,231 in subscriptions per month by the next year. In August, a Twitter account for the comic was created, garnering more than 1,200 followers within seven months.
On March 24th, 2015, the feminist news site Every Day Feminism listed the comic in an article title "8 Comics That Remind Us to Throw Out the Gender Binary." On May 27th, Redditor SockMice submitted a post titled "Here's why I think the webcomic 'Assigned Male' is really, really bad" to the /r/transgender subreddit, which criticized the Labelle for being "hypocritical" and for using a child protagonist to discuss adult-oriented issues facing the trans community. In January 2015, a page for the comic was created on The Bad Webcomics Wiki. In April, a page mocking the comic was launched on Encyclopedia Dramatica. Additionally, the comic has been the subject of two general threads on the Kiwifarms forum.
 Assigned Male – Assigned Male
 Tumblr – Assignée garçon
 Facebook – Assigned Male
 Patreon – Sohpie Labelle
 Who.is – assignedmale.com
 Twitter – @Assigned Male
 Reddit – Here's why I think the webcomic "Assigned Male" is really, really bad.
 The Right Stuff – Assigned Male: What Fresh Hell Is This?
 The Bad Webcomics Wiki – Assigned Male
 The Bad Webcomics Wiki – Irregular Reactions
 Encyclopedia Dramatica – Assigned Male
 Kiwifarms – Assigned Male Thread II
 Every Day Feminism – 8 Comics That Remind Us to Throw Out The Gender Binary
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