This month, we saw the release of the latest addition to the Marvel Universe, Dr. Strange, and although Marvel’s film universe has struggled to provide much diverse representation, its source material doesn’t have the same problem. Here are some queer female superheroes for you to start campaigning to get some screen time.
Roxanne Washington is a member of the X-Men, first appearing in Volume 2, #171 and identifies as bisexual. She does some serious crushing on Rogue, who you might remember from the X-Men film franchise.
One of the first major lesbian characters to be featured in comic books, Karma is a member of the X-Men who can control the minds of others. Karma made her first appearance in Marvel Team-Up, Issue #100.
An original member of The Runaways, Karolina Dean was the only lesbian in this group of superheroes at the time. She’s an extraterrestrial who can manipulate solar energy.
Also a member of The Runaways, Xavin is gender fluid and often switches back and forth from male to female. Xavin took female form for a period of time to court and wed Karolina Dean.
Destiny (& Mystique)
Although unfortunately the film franchise has yet to explore this relationship on screen with Mystique, the precognitive mutant, Irene Adler played a vital role in her X-Men story.
America Chavez was the second iteration of Miss America, featured in the series Vengeance slated to be in her first solo series next year.
With her superhuman strength and fire energy blasts, Phyla-Vell is the only thing we’re missing from the Guardians of the Galaxy films. She’s one tough lesbian and has it pretty bad for Moondragon.
Heather Douglas is openly bisexual and one of the only characters who earned her personal perseverance rather than birth or catastrophic incident. Moondragon has been linked romantically to Daredevil, Thor, and Phyla-Vell. Girl’s got game.
Also known as Lightspeed, Julie Power appeared in every issue of Marvel’s Power Pack series. She identifies as bisexual and is known for dating Karolina Dean.
Which of these queer superheroes do you most want to see on screen?