4 Iconic LGBTQ Superheroes

LGBTQ representation continues to extend to the superhero universes.

BY Malcolm-Aimé musoni

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In ​​Batman: Urban Legends issue #6, Tim Drake’s Robin becomes the newest LGBTQ superhero on the block, joining a woefully small but growing list of canonically queer crusaders.

Tim Drake’s Robin

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DC COMICS

Tim Drake is bisexual, and in issue #6 it is revealed that he has a romantic interest in his friend Bernard and would like to go on a date with him.

Tim Drake’s Robin

MARVEL STUDIOS

Aaron is the "Captain America of the Railways" who protects runaways and homeless youth, introduced to readers in March 2021. He is the very first LGBTQ-identifying person to pick up the mantle of Captain America. 

Aaron Fischer’s
Captain America

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After 52 years of living in the closet, Iceman came out as a gay man in the 2015 pages of Uncanny X-Men No. 600. 

Bobby Drake’s Iceman

MARVEL STUDIOS

Tom Hiddleston’s Loki became the first queer lead character in the MCU thanks to a scene in his 2021 Disney+ series. It’s revealed that Loki is genderfluid and has dated both princesses and princes.

Loki 

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