It’s never been very easy to be gay in a world of superheroes and supervillains. Even though they’re anything but ordinary, since their inceptions, many superheroes fell under societal rules and norms that prevented them from being their true selves. Until 1989, the Comics Code Authority explicitly prohibited any mention of homosexuality, although numerous publications already included subtle clues and storylines.
Though much progress has been made in the world of comics, you still might be surprised to see so many non-heterosexual comic book heroes and villains. While we’ve stuck to characters who mainly identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual in this list, there are also many others who identify as curious, trans, or queer, not to mention alien races who “don’t label themselves under the close-minded conventions of Earthlings.” Amen!
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