Wonder Woman had an unofficial coming out party this week. In an interview with Comicosity, Wonder Woman comics writer Greg Rucka confirmed that Diana of Themyscira is queer.
“I don’t know how much clearer I can make it,” Rucka said.
“It doesn’t matter if I say, ‘Yes, she’s queer.’ Or ‘No, she’s not queer.’ It matters what you get out of the book. Can you find it? Is it there? Is it on the page in action or in deed? Then, there’s your answer.”
However, this comes as no shock since Wonder Woman hails from Paradise Island, later dubbed Themyscira. The island has no men on it and is home to the Amazons, a race of warrior woman.
“When you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, ‘How can they not all be in same-sex relationships?’ Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise,” he said. “Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.”
Rucka revealed why Wonder Woman never had a definitive moment where she declared her sexuality.
“The character has to stand up and say, ‘I’M GAY!’ in all bold caps for it to be evident,” he said. “For my purposes, that’s bad writing. That’s a character stating something that’s not impacting the story.”
He also revealed that there was never a moment that DC Comics ever instructed him on Diane’s sexuality.
“Nobody at DC has ever said, ‘She’s gotta be straight.’ Nobody. Ever. They’ve never blinked at this.”
This December will mark the 75th year that Wonder Woman comics have been in print.
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