We’re living in the gayest time for superheroes ever. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are in love on TV. Marvel Studios is about to introduce their first gay superhero on the big screen. Legends of Tomorrow continues to be queer as hell, and the pages of comic books just keep getting gayer and gayer!.
In fact, the last year or two has seen a lot of characters in the comics, and a couple on the screen, come out in exciting ways, and we love to see it! Not only are queer heroes getting the attention they deserve, but we’re getting more and more and more of them!
Here are eight recent superhero coming outs that we love and that can’t stop thinking about!
In the pages of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, coming out this November, the new Superman, Jon Kent (the son of Clark and Lois) comes out as bi when he falls for a handsome male reporter named Jay Nakamura.
Tim Drake, the third Robin (and one of the most popular) also came out as bisexual this year! In an issue of Batman: Urban Legends, Tim is hanging out with his friend Bernard, when the friend is kidnapped. When Robin rescues him, Bernard confesses that he has a crush on Tim (not knowing it's him under the mask). Later that day, Tim visits Bernard and the two decide to go on a date for real.
In an episode of his self-titled Disney+ series, Loki is talking to a female version of himself named Sylvie. As the two get to know each other, Sylvie asks him if he has any lovers out there, “would-be princesses, or perhaps, another prince.” Loki replies, “A bit of both. I suspect the same as you.”
While Kitty Pryde has been hinted at having some sapphic leanings in the past, she didn’t officially come out in the comics until late 2020, when she got a pair of knuckle tats and then kissed the beautiful woman who just tattooed her. It was a moment fans had been waiting on for a long time.
In an issue of Guardians of the Galaxy this year, it seemed like Star Lord was killed, but he was really transported to the planet Morinus in an alternate dimension. There, the comic showed him living for 140 years, eventually meeting and starting a relationship with a pair of sexy blue humanoids, Mors and Aradia.
While Phastos has existed in the Marvel comics since the ‘80s as a member of The Eternals, he was never portrayed as being gay in the comics. But when The Eternals movie comes out, so will Phastos. In the film, we’ll be seeing him in his out and proud glory, complete with a loving husband and son.
In the pages of Marvel Voices: Pride #1, Squirrel Girl’s friend Koi Boi was officially confirmed as trans for the first time when he was included with other trans characters like Sera and Xavin in a spread in the book. In one of his early appearances he was drawn wearing a binder, but his gender was never confirmed until now.
This year, the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, rejoined the mainstream DC continuity and came out as gay to his kids, the heroes Obsidian and Jade. While an alternate universe version of the character came out in 2012, this time he’s in the main DC universe.