Saturday, March 2, 2024

Lynda Carter celebrates Pride with fans

To kick off Pride Month, former Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter tweeted a message of support – complete with very queer Wonder Woman art courtesy of Paulina Ganucheau – on Wednesday.

“Happy Pride! So excited to celebrate with all my LGBTQIA+ friends and fans,” Carter tweeted.

Lynda Carter’s enthusiastic Pride message prompted an outpouring of excitement and joy from queer DC/Wonder Woman fans.

“Wow, Lynda Carter. I’m in the 4th quarter of life and loved your show. My heart is broken over the hatred in the US. Thank you for your bravery in speaking out. It means so much,” one fan responded.

“As a trans woman I definitely say that wonder woman is my superhero,” said another.

Of course, as with any public show of support for the queer community, there were hateful and toxic responses as well. But Carter took those in stride, and went on to explain exactly why Wonder Woman is an icon for the LGBTQIA+ community.

“I didn’t write Wonder Woman, but if you want to argue that she is somehow not a queer or trans icon, then you’re not paying attention,” Carter tweeted. “Every time someone comes up to me and says that WW helped them while they were closeted, it reminds me how special the role is.”

Other celebrities weighed in as well, like actress Dani Fernandez.

“She is canonically queer and also the idea of all the women on paradise island being virgins is LAUGHABLE,” she responded to Carter’s tweet.

As commentary continued to flow about Carter’s tweets, the actress stuck to her stance and kept defending Wonder Woman’s status as a queer icon. When one person replied: “Wonder Woman IS NOT A SUPER HERO FOR GAYS,” Carter quote tweeted them to say: “You’re right. She’s a superhero for bisexuals!” She also included a link to a Polygon piece in which the superhero’s creator Greg Rucka confirmed that Wonder Woman is canonically queer.

Ty Galiz-Rowe

Ty is Gayming Magazine's deputy editor and esports expert.