Allison is of Chinese and Japanese descent, and told her father, once they reached America when she was younger, that she was a lesbian. Though her sexuality isn't revealed for a good portion of the series, Allison eventually gets a girlfriend though (SPOILER ALERT!) she ends up being an Australian spy, who in the end stays in Japan with Allison to begin birthing clones of Yorick. Allison Mann is a different type of gay character -- one that is strong, independent, and comfortable with herself in a world of uncertainties. Sweetly, towards the end of the 60-issue run, when Dr. Mann's mother finds out that Allison is a lesbian, she only responds with: "I am grateful if my daughter has found anyone to love in this world." We should all be so lucky to have that blessing from a parent after coming out to them, especially in a post-apocalyptic world as the one depicted in "Y: The Last Man."
-- CHRISTOPHER RUDOLPH
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