By Anthony Ondic
- She attended Simon's Rock College and then transferred to Oberlin College.
- She graduated in 1981.
- She was rejected by a number of Art schools, and supported herself by doing "boring office jobs."
- She began writing and drawing comic panels called "Dykes to Watch Out For".
- Her first panels appeared in June 1983.
- LGBT activist
- Lambda Literary Award for Humor- 1990-93, 2003 (Dykes to Watch Out For)
- Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian/Biography/Memoir- 1998 (Dykes to Watch Out For)
- Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography- 2006 (The Indelible Alison Bechdel)
- GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book- 2007 (Fun Home)
-Stonewall Book Awards- Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award- 2007 (Fun Home)
- Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada- 2012
-MacArthur "Genius" Grant-2014
- “Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama.” Indie Bound. 1 May 2012. 20 April 2015. <http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780618982509>.
-“Fun Home by Alison Bechdel.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade and Reference Publishers. 20 April 2015. <http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/booksellers/press_release/bechdel/#intro>.
- Gatti, Tom. “The 10 best books of 2006: number 10 — Fun Home.” The Times. 16 December 2009. 20 April 2015.
- Goldstein, Jessica. "The Woman Who Created The Bechdel Test Is Officially A Genius." ThinkProgress. 17 September 2014. 20 April 2015. <http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2014/09/17/3568454/the-woman-who-created-the-bechdel-test-is-a-genius-officially/>.
- Bechdel, Alison "Fun Home." Boston, New York. A mariner book. 2006.
- Chute, L. Hillary. "Graphic Women Life and Narrative and Contemporary Comics." New York. 2010.