It was about time we finally acknowledge the pink elephant in the room, it has been confirmed by the current writer, Greg Rucka of Wonder Woman that this Amazonian superhero is in fact Queer, Bisexual to be exact. DC Entertainment’s Wonder Woman is actually in the midst of her 75th birthday now and it feels as though she has come out to the world, but this might not be a huge surprise for the ones reading the Wonder Woman Comic books.
Rucka confirmed the speculation with regard to the hero’s sexuality and also mentioned that difficulty in writing on said subject in a large sense as Wonder Woman’s origins from the island of Themyscira, which is populated only by women.
“It’s supposed to be paradise,” Rucka explained. “You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able – in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner – to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women. But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist. Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola [Scott, Rucka’s artist and collaborator on the “Wonder Woman: Year One”] and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.”
Rucka pointed out that the current title — which sees other Amazons gossip about Diana’s relationships at one point — isn’t even the first to confirm this on-panel.
He also spoke about DC’s weigh in on this topic and mentioned that, “Nobody at DC has ever said, ‘She’s gotta be straight.’ Nobody. Ever. They’ve never blinked at this,”says the writer. “I think every publisher can be lit up for moments of negligence and mistakes they made, but it matters a great deal to me that DC be given their due here. They would, I think, like any business, prefer this not be an issue to anybody. But most of us human beings would also really rather this not be an issue for anybody anymore. It is what it is.”
Once it was confirmed that Wonder Woman was Bisexual, it didn’t take too long for it to be confirmed that Catwoman and Harley Queen were outed as Bi.
Issue 39 of catwoman shows her kissing Eiko Hasigaway, the daughter of the head of the Yakuza crime family.
Harley Quinn No. 15, the clown princess has a rather amorous moment with Poison Ivy.
It’s a very good thing to have multiple characters who are out and proud, to show that sexuality is a spectrum and we can fall anywhere in this rainbow and it’s totally normal. It is essential for us to educate children, and adults for that matter about gender, sexuality and consent. Only when we talk about it is when we will have any progress. Thanks to comics like these, it only makes talking about it easier.
Written By – Shreyanka Thejaswi (also Bi)