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LGBT News DC Comics reveal that latest Superman is bisexual

Discussion in 'Current Events, World News, & LGBT News' started by SteveBi45, Oct 11, 2021.

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    Could be that but at least superman is bi and that’s epic
     
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    It could be, but I agree that it’s still pretty cool. :slight_smile:
     
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    It is epic and a sign of the times.
     
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    I, too, think this is a textbook example of rainbow capitalism.
     
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    It very well maybe to sell comics, however it is a natural extension of what should be human rights. What the LGBT+ community has been fighting for for years. The right to be seen and not have to stuff your emotions in a box and be afraid to let them show. I would encourage the young ones to watch an American TV series called When We Rise. It will provide a peek into what people endured so that we can enjoy what we have now. The fight is not over, but if Superman's son needs to be bisexual to sell books then maybe it will help society be more open to the community at large, I say then, let it be so.
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    I don't read a lot of superhero comics besides Batman but I know a bit about them. I think Jon Kent is not quite as obviously pandering as making Iceman from X-men gay or more recently Tim Drake's Robin bi. Those characters have been around since the 60s and 80s, respectively, and I know in the case of Iceman had a decades-established hetero romance so it does feel a bit like pandering to me. Obviously I would like more LGBT-from-the-get-go heroes like Midnighter and Apollo but Jon Kent is a more recent hero(debuted in 2015) so I feel like they have more wiggle room with him. Either way representation matters so it is cool to see.
     
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    I feel pretty skeptical myself. On one hand I'm bothered by the bigots who don't even take the time to realize it isn't Kal-El who's been made bi, but his son. But on the other, I can't help wondering if DC really cares about LGBT issues, or if this is merely a cash grab. I hope for the former, of course--I mean, look at Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn; I love their romance--but if experience has taught me anything, it's that major corporations, publishers and the like will do whatever fattens their wallets.

    That said, as long as they treat the subject with respect, I'll be happy.
     
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    Marketing or not, I find it cool that they make characters come out as lgbt. The mindset back in the 20th century was very heteronormative - so even if a character was lgbt, they wouldn't be portrayed as such, because it wasn't a "thing". To be honest, I know plenty of bi dudes who are just average masculine dudes like the Superman (I mean in terms of personality and self-expression), so no need to make Superman more flamboyant or something.