Comic book superheroes come out of the closet

Mexico City.- The son of Superman and Lois Lane, John Kent, will declare himself bisexual in an upcoming installment of the comic “Superman: Son of Kal-El” and this step strengthens the certainty that superheroes also represent the LGBT + community.

Just in August, Robin, Batman’s eternal companion whose identity is now Tim Drake, showed signs of being bisexual when he accepted a date with another man, his friend Bernard.

“Boy Wonder” receives the invitation in “Batman: Urban Legends # 6”, a canon version of the comic, although this does not imply labeling him, as he had also dated a girl and is discovering himself.

“I wanted to pay tribute to the fact that sexuality is a journey. His feelings for Stephanie have been 100 percent real, as have his feelings for Bernard. However, Tim is still solving himself,” the writer explained then Meghan Fitzmartin, quoted by The Guardian.

But they have not been isolated cases, since superheroes no longer hide in the closet.

Captain America

The title “United States Of Captain America”, released for the 80 years of the hero, includes Aaron Fischer, an openly homosexual teenager who takes the identity of the character and becomes an ally for Steve Rogers.

“Aaron is inspired by the heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders and ordinary people fighting for a better life,” said series writer Josh Trujillo, according to The Guardian.


In 2006, she revealed herself to be in love with former detective Renee Montoya. The publishers of the comic said they included this story because they wanted to reflect today’s society and fans.

His identity has been respected and that same element was included in the television series of the character, who was played by Ruby Rose.

Harley Quinn y Poison Ivy

If Harley Quinn had only gained relevance as a companion to the Joker in other adaptations, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti decided to take it to another depth by taking over the character in his revenge against his ex.

But it was not a bloody story, as they decided to explore the romantic relationship between her and her friend Poison Ivy, which is not ruled out to be followed in the movies.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing a Harley-Poison Ivy relationship on screen. It would be a lot of fun, so I’ll keep bugging you,” Margot Robbie, who played Quinn in Suicide Squad, told Den of Geek.

Midnighter y Apollo

Not only did they get married, but they also adopted and inspired people, including writer Steve Orlando, who was reflected in the sexual diversity of DC characters and recalled it to write a miniseries for them in 2016.

“They have a firmer idea of ​​who they are, and together they have become stronger and more confident. It has been an honor to write a character who helped me when I was younger and to promote the signal to a new generation,” said the writer, from according to The New York Times.

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