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10 awesome LGBTQ comic book superheroes

 

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You can probably name a whole bunch of superheroes! They try to make the world a better place by fighting bad guys and saving people in trouble. But sometimes, their superpower lies in inspiring everyday people to be brave! For National Coming Out Day, here’s 10 LGBTQ comic book superheroes!

 

America Chavez from America by MarvelAmerica Chavez

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Raised by two moms in a parallel world, America Chavez is a super-strong Latinx hero who can kick holes in the walls of reality! She fought alongside other LGBTQ teen heroes like Prodigy, Wiccan and Hulkling in the Young Avengers, and is now part of the West Coast Avengers!












Iceman on cover of Marvel comic bookIceman

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Bobby Drake is one of the original X-Men, with the incredible power to turn his body to ice and create ice walls and slides. He’s been fighting bullies since the 1960s, but he only recently found the courage to come out as gay!












The Legend of Korra by Dark Horse ComicsKorra

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Korra is an element-bending hero from the animated world of Avatar who has continued her adventures in a series of amazing comics. In them, she confesses her love to her brilliant engineer girlfriend, Asami!












Batwoman Detective ComicsBatwoman

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When Batman disappeared from Gotham, his cousin Kate replaced him as the city’s new vigilante: Batwoman! She protects the innocent from some of Gotham’s scariest and weirdest villains while proving she’s every bit as tough and smart as the Caped Crusader.









 


Loki, Marvel ComicsLoki

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Thor’s tricky sibling Loki is what’s known as an antihero. Loki has a villainous streak, but has tried to be one of the heroes more than once. In the comics, the magical mischief-maker is sometimes a man and sometimes a woman.












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Aqualad, DC ComicsAqualad

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Jackson Hyde is the son of the supervillain Black Manta. But as a friend of Aquaman and a member of the Teen Titans, he’s come out of his shell to use his awesome water-controlling powers to save the day!










 


Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, DC ComicsHarley Quinn

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Harley Quinn’s another character who doesn’t always fight for what’s right, but sometimes does the right thing anyway! She used to team up with Batman’s arch-enemy the Joker to commit crimes, but her glamorous girlfriend, Poison Ivy, has her putting her chaotic energy to better use!











Kevin Keller, Archie ComicsThe Equalizer

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Archie Andrews and his Riverdale pals all have superheroic alter egos that sometimes appear in the comics. That includes Archie’s friend Kevin Keller, the good-natured gay teenager who adopted the superhero name “The Equalizer”!













Thunder, DC ComicsThunder

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Anissa Pierce is the eldest daughter of the superhero Black Lightning. She has the power to make her body super-dense, giving her great strength and resistance to harm, and making her almost impossible to move. She can generate thunderous shockwaves with a stomp of her feet!





Lena Oxton, Tracer, Blizzard Entertainment/Dark Horse ComicsTracer

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Former British Overwatch agent Lena Oxton blinks through space and jumps through time as the carefree costumed adventurer Tracer. She got her start in a video game, but it’s the comics that introduced her relationship with her girlfriend, Emily.














Graphic by AnnaLiseArt via Pixabay