Today, many comic book publishers have created brand new LGBTQ+ superhero characters but I still pine to see the superheroes of my childhood FINALLY COME OUT! Because in my own personal headcanon --
And some are transgender or genderfluid too!
In addition. people are now finally starting to draw correct conclusions from some actual canonical backstories -- like that of Wonder Woman. She grew up and lived on Paradise Island where the only inhabitants were women. Gee, WHO did they all have their romantic relationships with?
And hey, who agrees with me that Wonder Woman and Super Girl should team up? Yeah, baby, yeah!
DC Comics actually made their contemporary Batwoman, Kate Kane, a lesbian. They wouldn't let her marry her lover Maggie though. "Superheroes shouldn't have happy personal lives," DC said. Which is true enough -- no superhero does.
DC did its level best to give Kate Kane a recognizable lesbian identity, even if they had to rely on some pretty standard lesbian tropes to do it. For example, we all know how much lesbians love to play baseball! In fact, sports teams were often how lesbians used to meet each other back in the bad old days of the Closet.
And here's Kate with a former lover, police detective Renee Montoya -- 1950s butch/femme style at its finest and most obvious!
Anyway, what about Batman himself? Is he truly the Dark Knight or is he actually the Rainbow Knight?
And Spider-Man is a modern teen, isn't he? Aren't they all bi these days?
[Editorial Note: As Adam correctly points out in the comments, that's the TRANS flag in the following artwork, not the BI flag. D'oh, my bad! There's so many Pride flags these days, I can't keep them all (you should pardon the expression) straight anymore. And just FYI Adam, there's a lot of fanfiction where Peter Parker is a young trans teen, so that's what this illustration undoubtedly relates to.]
Of course, we all know who has a major crush on him. It's true; Deadpool really does play for ANY team. Plus he likes getting pegged by his wife, apparently. I thought that was the funniest part of the whole first movie.
And finally, my two favourite bi/gay boys, Captain America and the Winter Soldier! Yes, I ship them! Don't judge me, lol!