The South Carolina House of Representatives recently voted to cut $52,000 in funding for the College of Charleston as punishment for assigning students to read “Fun Home,” Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel about a woman coming to terms with her closeted gay father’s suicide and her own sexuality. A protest broke out on campus, leading to a visit from Bechdel and a New York-based theater company, who performed songs from a musical based on Bechdel’s memoir.
April 21, 2014 Cast members of “Fun Home,” a musical based on Alison Bechdel’s memoir of the same name, rehearse at the College of Charleston’s Meminger Auditorium in Charleston, S.C. They were preparing for a performance of selected songs to be performed in support of protesters at the College of Charleston after proposed state budget cuts were approved in response to “Fun Home” being offered as summer reading at the college. Alice Keeney/For The Washington Post Buy Photo