But the truth is that the writers of superhero adventures have been making strides ever since the '90s to make the world of capes a more diverse one when it comes to sexual and gender identities. Iceman — was a gay man, and the way it unfolded was unique in a way that could only happen in a superhero comic. The series opens with the original five X-men, including Iceman, being brought into the present while they're still teenagers. In fact, part of the reason teen Iceman has trouble accepting his sexuality is because his older counterpart appears to be straight. How could he be gay if his future counterpart isn't? In , Marvel Comics made history with its first openly gay superhero.
Marvel are looking to cast first openly gay superhero
The importance of gay characters being represented in animated shows is becoming an ever more important issue for society. This representation for the queer community has largely focused on lesbian and bisexual representation. In order to unpack these questions, a clearer understanding of what is already available must be examined. There are already great POC superheroes, and comics have done a great job of creating them, but these superheroes have yet to make it to the small screen for families to enjoy. But even these characters do not quite hit the mark. While they are showing representation, gay Latino boys are still not allowed to see their own identities.
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By Rebecca Lawrence For Mailonline. Marvel are reportedly looking to cast their first openly gay superhero, and fans have already suggested who could take over the role. The studio is said to be searching for an actor who "physically looks like a superhero" between the ages of 30 and