Os sites wizarduniverse.com e o comicbookresources.com estao promovendo a divulgacao de super-herois gays e de artistas gays para que aumente a conscientizacao contra o preconceito e principalmente para a aceitacao das pessoas quanto a escolha de sua identidade sexual:
With the disappearance of Batman, Nightwing and Robin in the wake of Infinite Crisis, Gotham City needed more help than ever. In the pages of 52, readers were brought face to face with a new caped crusader, Batwoman, otherwise known as millionaire heiress Kate Kane—one-time girlfriend of fellow 52 star Renee Montoya. Mainstream media, no doubt spurred by memories of Yvonne Craig in her Batgirl get-up from the ’60s “Batman” TV show, caught on to the cool factor of the so-called “lipstick lesbian,” as BBC News dubbed her. Readers haven’t seen much of the black-and-red-clad crimefighter since 52 ended, but the character had arguably the largest pop-culture impact of any on this list.
4) TIE: LUCY IN THE SKY (RUNAWAYS) AND WICCAN (YOUNG AVENGERS)
When Marvel re-invigorated their lineup of teen superheroes with Runaways and Young Avengers, respectively written under the pens of superstar writers Brian K. Vaughn (“Lost”) and Allan Heinberg (“The OC,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) they gave birth to two of the coolest gay and lesbian superheroes, and showed how much further the younger generation has come. Not only does Lucy in the Sky (aka rainbow-colored alien Karolena) arguably have the best superhero codename out of all her fellow Runaways, her coming out has been one of the book’ most interesting sub-plots, from confessing her feelings for teammate Nico to trying to stave off interstellar war by marrying the gender-bending Super-Skrull-in-training, Xavin. Meanwhile, the Young Avengers’ Wiccan—who with his brother Speed may well be the lost, magically created twin sons of insane former Avenger the Scarlet Witch—found love in his own team, with shape-shifting Skrull powerhouse Hulkling. True, the significant others of both kids are technically genderless Skrulls, but the point is clear—you love who you love.
If he isn’t the coolest gay superhero, he’s unquestionably the most violent. Midnighter and now-husband Apollo were a part of an extremely top-secret Stormwatch team put together by Weatherman Henry Bendix. When the title relaunched as The Authority, team leader Jenny Sparks called upon the couple to join her in their new crusade to create a better world. Later, when Sparks was de-aged back to an infant, Midnighter and Apollo adopted her and continue to raise her together. The hero’s new solo series has also added depth to the character. Not just another Batman pastiche, Midnighter’s got his own unique agenda, methods and twisted moral code, making him perhaps the most interesting character in the WildStorm universe
The first mainstream superhero to come out of the closet, French-Canadian mutant Northstar has become the icon for gay superheroes. Alpha Flight creator John Byrne has said that despite his intentions to out the hero (aka Jean-Paul Baubier) at the team’s inception in 1983, editorial mandate decreed that Northstar’s sexuality had to remain a secret. That changed in 1992, in a story penned by Scott Lobdell, and since then the hero has gone on to have a tenure in the X-Men. Recently killed by Wolverine, then subsequently resurrected, his abilities of speed, flight and durability make him the gay superhero community’s premier powerhouse.
1) THE QUESTION (RENEE MONTOYA)
From disgraced Gotham City cop to reluctant protégé of a faceless crusader to superheroe herself, Renee Montoya has had one of the most fascinating character arcs in recent memory. Created for “Batman: The Animated Series,” Montoya actually appeared in the comics first when creators got wind of the tough-as-nails female cop character. Her coming-out story in the pages of the street-level Batman comic Gotham Central won massive critical acclaim as well as Eisner and Harvey awards. Leaving the Gotham City Police Department under a cloud of suspicion over her vengeful actions following the murder of her partner, Montoya embarked on an arduous quest alongside the original Question, Vic Sage, to save Gotham from destruction in the pages of 52. The storyline provided some of the weekly series’ most thrilling cliffhangers, as well as rescuing her from a downward spiral of meaningless flings and alcohol abuse. When original Sage died, the fearsomely driven, fundamentally decent Renee was the logical choice to take up the mantle. Although she hasn’t made too many appearances as the Question since 52 ended, her long history in the Bat-books, and her complex characterization at the hands of writers like Greg Rucka, make her more interesting than many superheroes who’ve have been swinging around for years, gay or otherwise.
Links para as fichas de super-herois gays e artistas gays e tambem artistas que nao sao gays mas que contribuiram com suas criacoes para divulgar o nao-preconceito do site comicbookresorces:
HOMOSEXUALITY IN COMICS - PART I
HOMOSEXUALITY IN COMICS - PART II
HOMOSEXUALITY IN COMICS - PART III
HOMOSEXUALITY IN COMICS - PART IV
E ai gentem...tem espaco ainda para o PRECONCEITO?? Acho que nao.
O que voces acham dos herois gays??