StuckRubberBaby is a 1995 graphic novel by Howard Cruse set in the early 1960s in the fictional Southern town of Clayfield. The story revolves around Toland Polk, a young white man who drifts into the integrationist movement in Clayfield, becoming involved with a young woman named Ginger while simultaneously struggling with his own homosexuality.

a winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album
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!!This comic contains examples of the following tropes:
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Reverend Harland Pepper
* ButWeUsedACondom: Averted with [[spoiler: Toland and Ginger]].
* BuryYourGays: Poor, poor [[spoiler: Sammy]]. there's also a mention early on of a bank president murdered by some young men who had claimed he was giving them funny looks, and who were subsequently let off scot free.
* CampGay: Esmeraldus, Sammy, and Bernard
* CivilRightsMovement: the backdrop for the story. Emmett Till's murder and the March On Washington are plot points
* ComingOutStory: most of the story
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Sammy's speech to his father
* DragQueen: Esmeraldus
* DrivenToSuicide: the police's alternate explanation for [[spoiler: Sammy's]] death.
* {{Gaydar}}: most people seem to be able to pick up on Toland's gayness when they first meet, then believe him when he claims to be straight
* GayMoment: Toland has so many of these, you'd think the others would start not believing him...
* HelloSailor: when we first see him, Sammy is in his Navy uniform.
* JerkAss: Orley, Sutton Chopper, and pretty much every police officer who appears
* TheSixties
* StraightGay: Les and Toland himself
* TooDumbToLive: Sammy, extremely drunk and somewhat depressed at being turned down by Toland, gets Toland to drive him over to the headquarters of the ''Dixie Patriot'', the local racist newspaper which had featured him on the front page describing him as a "Nigger Loving Queer," so he can ask for copies of the picture. It doesn't go well...
* WellIntentionedExtremist: how most of the white citizens of Clayfield view the staff of the blatantly racist newspaper the ''Dixie Patriot''