In an interview with Comicosity, Wonder Woman comics writer Greg Rucka confirmed that the Amazonian superhero is, indeed, queer.
“When you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, ‘How can they not all be in same-sex relationships?’ Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise,” he said.
Rucka discussed that the romantic relationships between the Amazons are different, saying that the concept of “gay” doesn’t exist. He also elaborated on the dominant female presence in the comics.
“The concept doesn’t exist. Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes. And it needs to be yes for a number of reasons. But perhaps foremost among them is, if no, then she leaves paradise only because of a potential romantic relationship with Steve [Trevor]. And that diminishes her character. It would hurt the character and take away her heroism… She doesn’t leave because of Steve. She leaves because she wants to see the world and somebody must go and do this thing. And she has resolved it must be her to make this sacrifice.”
Interesting! And it’s good to see this story take on a queer angle while normalizing it at the same time.
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