Before I start this list, a few qualifiers: First, this list looks at female superhero costumes and female villain costumes specifically. If you want to see our deep dive into horrible superhero fashion, check out the companion article here. There was a time when Wonder Woman lost her title in a trial by combat to fellow amazon Artemis. So Diana swapped out the iconic bird-bra for a number that looked like a cross between a dominatrix and the toughest girl on the Tour de France.
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It's no wonder then that so many superheroes are also depicted as queer and trans on the page, as comic books have often sought to emulate the POV of people of all walks of life. Being magical in nature has lent Loki the ability to take on many different forms and in those forms display many different forms of attraction. While Loki has been a longtime villain and codifying villains as queer can be problematic, the character's recent hero turns have made him one of comic books' most popular and identifiable queer heroes. Creator John Byrne has explained that Northstar was written as gay from the get-go, "even if I would never be allowed to say it in so many words in the comics themselves. Despite not uttering the words "I am gay" until 's Alpha Flight , Northstar has long been accepted by X-Men fans and comic book fans at-large who picked up Byrne's nods as one of the first canonically gay superheroes since his inception. And Marvel changed their tune as time went on, opting to have Northstar marry his boyfriend Kyle Jinadu and publishing the first depiction of a same-sex wedding in mainstream comic books in 's Astonishing X-Men If we had a list of great Marvel romances of the 21st century hey, that's not a bad idea!
Superheroes That Are Openly LGBTQ+
The importance of gay characters being represented in animated shows is becoming an ever more important issue for society. This representation for the queer community has largely focused on lesbian and bisexual representation. In order to unpack these questions, a clearer understanding of what is already available must be examined.
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