DC Comics writer confirms that Wonder Woman is queer

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“The answer is obviously yes.”

DC Comics writer Greg Rucka, who currently helms the studio’s Wonder Woman comics, has confirmed that the Amazon Princess has most certainly had same-sex relationships before.

During an interview with Comicosity, Greg discussed the idea of Wonder Woman being queer, something which has long been speculated given that she originates from the fictional island nation of Themyscira, which consists solely of women.

He said of the island: “It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily.

“You’re supposed to be able – in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner – to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship.

”And the only options are women.”

However, the author also pointed out that in Wonder Woman’s universe the idea of being ‘gay’ or ‘straight’ doesn’t exist, further adding to the queer narrative of the comics.

He continued: “An Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay’. They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist.

“Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As [artist] Nicola Scott and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.”

It’s not the first time Wonder Woman has been at the forefront of equal representation – last year, her character initiated a same-sex marriage in the comics to celebrate the US Supreme Court’s introduction of marriage equality.

Writer and artist Jason Badower said it was an “incredible opportunity to have one of the most recognisable, iconic characters in the world to be among the first to step forward and officially endorse this new [same-sex marriage] law”.

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