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Exclusive: Meet America Chavez, Marvel’s new queer Latina superhero who just got her own comic book series

Hold onto your butts, this one’s good. Series writer Gabby explains that, “One [of the things that has most excited fans] is the identities: Queer Latina. She’s also a positive presence and has these catch phrases, like ‘chico.’ And she has feelings for Kate [Bishop, a.k.a. Hawkeye]. So what will the first major queer Latina superhero do with all her super crush-worthy powers?

Everyone, PLEASE go support the new Power Rangers movie.

I know basically nothing about the franchise, I was never a fan as a kid, I get it if you’re like ‘idk what even’ about the movie.

 I haven’t even seen the movie yet. 

But out of the 5 main cast members, 4 are non-white, and of those, 1 is an openly queer Latina, and 1 is black and autistic.

Words can’t express how huge this is.

Not only is this the first openly queer superhero in a blockbuster movie, she is also Latina. 

It’s also, the first autistic superhero in a blockbuster movie. 

It’s one of the first times I have ever seen a canonically autistic protagonist in a major piece of media, ever, in a narrative that isn’t just about them Suffering About Being Autistic™.

It’s the second black autistic character I’ve ever seen in any form of media, ever, either, and that is incredibly significant. It’s looking like it will be fairly positive representation, which is so important, given the issues that black autistic people face. (More likely to be underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, more likely to be the victims of police violence and persecution, etc.)

If it doesn’t do well, the diversity of the film will get blamed by Hollywood, rather than any of the individual creative merits of the film itself.

But if this movie succeeds, it could be genuinely groundbreaking, in terms of what is considered viable in terms of casting and representation in major blockbuster movies. 

If you want more POC heroes, more queer heroes, more disabled heroes, in your media?

Please, please, go see this movie.

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Last week I read the anthology Love Is Love, published by DC Comics and IDW, an homage to the victims and survivors of the Orlando shooting.

I didn’t dare asking to participate when Marc Andreyko made an open call for creators. But after reading it, and seeing the DC characters there (which I didn’t expect), I kept thinking what would I have done, and I was inspired to do this short story. Couldn’t help myself actually.
It falls utterly and unashamedly under the category of fan fiction. My first ever.

And to expand on the meta commentary, given the hostile world we live in, as a queer author and activist I think mainstream comics still could use higher profile queer superheroes, tied to their most visible franchises, that are queer super activists alongside the ones that do add to minority representation but sometimes just “happen to be queer”. Of course, as a Wonderfan I think one tied to the Wonder Woman franchise would be just perfect.

Somewhere Inbetween #10 (12/11/16)- Its the new math… or rather the old math in a new skin.

BTW if you want to see Queer pocs on film go see “Moonlight” and “The Handmaiden” (the handmaidens is foreign film and that why I did put it in the comic since is not a mainstream hollywood film.)

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The Pan-Handler is a superhero who works by night, lurking in the shadows to protect citizens from LGBTQ+ discrimination. Yielding her dual pans as weapons, she uses her super strength and invisible tenancies to destroy anyone who attempts anything against her beloved community. 

Look out, world… You’ve been pan-handled. 

Hey Yall

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Don’t you dare say that my sexuality doesn’t exist. It took me a long ass time to find it and to finally understand it. So don’t you dare come here and try to make me smaller by telling me that my sexuality is bullshit

The same with my gender.

Originally posted by gaylxckian

Do you like seeing queers in comic books?

They are hard to find in today’s most popular comic books. I’m writing my LGBT US History about this topic. I would love to have 50-60 responses on this Google Form for research!!! If everyone who has, like, 5 spare minutes answer this for me, I would be so so so happy, and so will my grade!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7-_RZYkIShUqaiS7rM-p0iFs5mrwcFL-aRisYfmgGMqiBYQ/viewform

Okay so one of the funniest things that I just remembered was in high school I was hanging out with my friends and we had this one guy friend who loved comic books and was straight and Young Avengers volume 2 had just wrapped up and he said something along the lines of “I have no problem with there being this many queer superheroes, I just think it’s unrealistic that they would all be on the same team.” and I literally remember looking around and realizing that he was literally the only straight person in the room.