Wonder Woman actor Lynda Carter recently took to social media, this Wednesday to address the character’s influence on the LGBTQ+ community. She shared “Wonder Woman” art by Paulina Ganucheau and expressed her excitement about celebrating with her fans. Later some comments came up about denying the character’s status as both a hero and icon for the LGBTQ+ community.
“I didn’t write Wonder Woman, but if you want to argue that she is somehow not a queer or trans icon, then you’re not paying attention,” Carter wrote. “Every time someone comes up to me and says that WW helped them while they were closeted, it reminds me how special the role is.”
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Wonder Woman Star Lynda Carter Addresses LGBTQ + Impact
Lynda Carter is the one who successfully brought Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) to the spotlight on the classic television series. Last year, she talked about how she understands that it all comes down to the concept of transformation, not just for the community. She said:
“A couple of decades ago when I realized it… I had a young woman from Out magazine come and give an interview and she said, ‘you don’t know how big.”
“What I came to understand is that it’s really about that transformation. You know, before you can turn into something, as we all do, we are wives, mothers, sisters, we put on all these hats. We are all these amazing things wrapped up in one person and that’s what we learn. We prepare for the day; we’re juggling a lot of things. As women, we don’t compartmentalize. We put our communities together, we figure out how to manage in that wonderful, creative way.”
I didn't write Wonder Woman, but if you want to argue that she is somehow not a queer or trans icon, then you're not paying attention.
Every time someone comes up to me and says that WW helped them while they were closeted, it reminds me how special the role is.
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) June 1, 2022
Pride month has already started and DC Comics will celebrate Pride Month corn their beloved fans and community with new titles and a new DC Pride anthology. Maybe some new variants as well, covering all as part of the celebration. According to the news, the ambition will be DC Pride 2022 including a new 104-page Prestige format collection that is going to feature more LGBTQ+ characters and creators.