I feel like we need to talk more bout America Chavez.

She’s a teenage latina gay superhero from another dimension. Like, how could you not just love her? Oh, and she’s a member of the Young Avengers.

Yes. As in THOSE Young Avengers. Did I mention she’s incredibly bad-ass?

You wanna talk powers? This lady has powers up the wazoo. We’re talking super strength and durability, flight,

as well as bullet-proof skin.

Is Loki checking out her ass? goddamn it Loki she will kick you so hard in the face. Oh yeah, there’s another thing.

She can literally kick holes between dimensions to allow for instant travel across worlds. So, basically…

America Chavez is essentially the ultimate superhero and someone we DEFINITELY need to be talking about more often.

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“Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation”

It’s the one year anniversary of Beyoncé’s song “Formation”, and issue #2 of Marvel’s America comic (due in April 2017) has a cover by Joe Quinones of Miss America Chavez, paying homage to the classic Bey track.

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Miss Oklahoma 2017, Triana Browne, is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. This weekend, she featured contemporary takes on traditional Chickasaw women’s clothing at the “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade, which Miss America contestants walk in, and feature designs that represent their home state. 

Triana wore jewelry designed by Chickasaw jeweler Kristen Dorsey, a romper (inspired by traditional Chickasaw women’s ribbon dresses) by Chickasaw designer Courtney Parchcorn and Cherokee designer Buddy Parchcorn, a traditional finger woven belt by Chickasaw weaver Ashley Wallace, a leather belt by Chickasaw artist Maya Stewart, and custom beaded heels by Courtney and Buddy Parchcorn, which feature the seals of the Chickasaw Nation and State of Oklahoma. 

Good luck competing for Miss America, Triana! Indian Country is rooting for you <3 

LGBTQ Marvel Characters

Here are some noteworthy LGBTQ characters from the Marvel characters.

GAY/LESBIAN

Jean-Paul Beaubier/Northstar - Marvel’s first openly gay, major character and one of the X-Men.

America Chavez/Miss America - Marvel’s first Lesbian Latina character

Theodore “Teddy”Altman/Hulking and William “Billy” Kaplan/Wiccan –probably Marvel’s most famous gay couple






BISEXUAL

Raven Darkholme/Mystique and Irene Adler/Destiny - we’ve seen Mystique in quite a few X-men movies, yet it still hasn’t been shown that she is Bi, even though she has a long-term female partner in the comics. :(


Loki/God of Mischief - confirmed to be Bi in the Young Avengers series.

David Alleyne/Prodigy 

 



PANSEXUAL

Wade Wilson/Deadpool 

Julie Power/Lightspeed


Transgender

Sera - a trans lesbian angel sorceress

Ken Shiga/Koi Boi - though never stated to be trans in canon, Ken has been shown wearing a chest binder under his clothes and his co-creator, Erica Henderson, confirmed that he is a trans boy.

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Superhero Aesthetics // Young Avengers

We’ve got a super-soldier, a giant girl, a robot from the 30th century, a Skrull/Kree super-soldier, Billy (who, yeah, is kind of lame, but can cast spells), an Olympic class archer and martial artist, and… me.

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Miss America Got Rid Of Its Swimsuit And Evening Gown Competitions
The organization said it will no longer judge contestants based on physical appearance.
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Miss America will no longer hold the notable swimsuit portion of its competition, Gretchen Carlson, chair of the board of trustees for the Miss America Organization, announced on Good Morning America on Tuesday morning.

“We are no longer a pageant. We are a competition,” Carlson, who was named Miss America in 1989, said. “We will no longer judge candidates on their outward physical appearance.”

Carlson also said the evening gown section of the competition is being updated by asking contestants to wear any attire that makes them feel comfortable, not necessarily traditional eveningwear like in the past.