Subscriber Account active since. After a whole decade of adopting Marvel's comics for the big screen, which has spawned 23 interconnected movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still noticeably starved of LGBTQ characters. Marvel Studios' filmmakers and executives have historically tiptoed around the issue. Director James Gunn infamously explained the lack of representation in "Guardians of the Galaxy" by saying, "We don't really know who's gay and who's not. It could be any of them. Read more: 'Avengers: Endgame' directors revealed that one of Marvel's existing characters is gay, but fans are mocking the lackluster announcement.
7 Marvel movie characters who are on the LGBTQ spectrum in the comics
7 Characters Already in the MCU Who Are LGBTQ in the Comics
A game-changing comic book is offering a fresh take on the way religion and sexuality intersects with comic book culture. The series, illustrated by James Neish, is meant to be an exploration of the mythology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through a queer lens. Because everyone loves a gay Mormon, right? Basically, I wanted to mine the religious lore and mythology of the Mormon Church to empower a homosexual hero -- to show that a gay character is every bit as worthy in the eyes of God as any heterosexual one. How does your identity shape and inform your work?
Marvel’s LGBTQ+ Superheroes: The 8 Most Likely Candidates to Queer the MCU
LGBT characters in American superhero comics have only been around for a relatively brief period in the genre's history, because for much of that history, publishers weren't allowed to include them. A number of new LGBT superheroes have been introduced since then, but given DC and Marvel's long emphasis on pre-existing characters, much of the LGBT representation in superhero comics has involved established heroes coming out of the closet. This list will be focused on superhero characters in comics as well as television who've come out on page or on screen.
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