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The Case for Paradise Island As Lesbian Utopia [Pride Week]
The Amazons are queer to begin with. That’s not even up for debate.

And when I talk about the Amazons, I’m talking about the ones in Wonder Woman comics, as originally introduced in 1941 by H.G. Peter, William Moulton Marston, and Marston’s partners and uncredited collaborators…
The Case For Pansexual Starfire [Pride Week]
Earlier in the week, I participated in Comics Alliance’s Queer Superteam Fantasy Draft. We each chose seven queer characters we’d want to see on a team book together (in a perfect world where comic companies shared their characters with each other). Nearly all the picks for each partic…
The Case For Queer Superboy [Pride Week]
A great many LGBTQ people realize that they’re queer at a young age. Maybe it’s through childhood crushes on fictional characters or an intrinsic knowing that they’re not the gender they’ve been assigned. Many who discover their identities later in life wish they had the …
The Case For Gay Miles Morales [Pride Week]
Everyone needs a Spider-Man. Sure, Peter Parker might be good for some people, but my Spider-Man was always Mayday Parker from the MC2. I want Spider-Man to be anyone. I want there to be a Spider-Man that every comic reader can identify with. When Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli unleashed Mil…
The Case For Bisexual Peppermint Patty [Pride Week]
Between the new television cartoon, last year's remarkable CGI movie, the new comics put out by Kaboom and the themed strip collections put out by Fantagraphics to supplement the The Complete Peanuts series, it's been a good time to be a fan of the work of Charles M. Schulz. But in absorbi…
The Case for Superman's Transgender Pal, Jenny Olsen
There’s a term in the transgender community called “eggmode”; parlance for transgender or nonbinary people who haven’t figured it out yet. A while back on social media, #eggmode trended with tales of behaviors that in retrospect seem like giant neon signs. They include th…
The Case For A Trans Captain America [Pride Week]
Steve Rogers is a trans man. I don’t say this as an argument, I say this as a truth. Steve Rogers is trans. Rebirth is fundamental to who Captain America is. Before his rebirth, he was scrawny Steve Rogers, who fought in the streets of Brooklyn. Then he became Captain America, the soldier tha…
The Case For A Bisexual Aquaman [Pride Week]
Superhero comic books have a long way to go when it comes to representing LGBTQ people in a way that reflects the beauty and diversity of the real world, and the genre would benefit from more experiences being displayed and more stories being told. For Pride Week here at ComicsAlliance, we're l…