The s are often recalled as the conservative Reagan years. But they were also a tipping point in the superheroic battle for gay rights. As a result, superhero comics avoided gay characters until the s, and early depictions cast them as villains. You littul poof. Say you love it.
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And in fact, more and more superheroes are literally coming out of the closet, turning the comic-book industry, however surprisingly, into one of strongest advocates for gay rights and marriage equality. In just this past year, there have been two same-sex marriages on the covers of different big-brand comic books and the introduction of the first transgender comic-book character. Gay characters have been in comics for decades, but it's been difficult to get someone like Spider-Man or Batman onboard. Now that's starting to change. In the '50s, she was created as a love interest for Batman to battle allegations of his own homosexuality. DiDio and Rucka re-launched her as a crime-fighting lesbian.
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Avengers: Endgame gave us the first openly gay character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it left a lot of fans who have spent the last decade waiting to see a gay superhero join the Avengers pretty underwhelmed. Big deal. Not very momentous. Still, we can hope that this was just the start of things.
By George Gene Gustines. When the mutant superhero Iceman came out last month — thanks to a one-two punch of his prying telepathic teammate and a time-travel visit from his younger self — he immediately became the most prominent gay comic book character. But his revelation was far from the only story line involving gay, lesbian and transgender characters in the fast-evolving world of comic-book narratives.