EP32 The History of LGBTQ+ in Comic Books

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

As Harvey Milk said, “We will not win our rights by staying quietly in our closets.” And since the Stonewall Riots and before, queers of all stripes have struggled to find liberation and inclusion in society, fighting their way out of the closets and into every corner of cultural life. Comic book culture is no exception, and given that June is Pride month, we thought we’d take a look at the history of LGBTQ characters in comics. From Comics Code Censorship to the first gay superhero wedding, let your rainbow flags fly as we talk queer comics!

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LGBTQ - gay superheroes - queer comics - Comics Code Authority - Batman - AIDS crisis - Maggie Sawyer - Northstar - Pied Piper - Extrano - Doctor Strange - Midnighter - Apollo - the Authority - transgender superheroes - Mystique - Destiny - Nightcrawler - Rawhide Kid - Young Avengers - Wiccan - Hulkling - Ultimate Colossus - Daken - Wonder Woman - Element Lad - Legion of Superheroes - America Chavez - Ms. America - Alan Scott - Green Lantern - Iceman - Jean Grey - Shatterstar - Rictor - Squirrel Girl - Coi Boy - Petrichor - Saga - Dreamer - Deadpool - Negasonic Teenage Warhead - Colossus - Yukio - Valkyrie - Eternals - Dick Grayson - Kyle Rayner

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