Wonder Woman fans are clamoring for the franchise to script the superhero as bisexual in the upcoming sequel, claiming the character in the comic exhibited bisexual tendencies.
A Change.org petition titled, “Make Wonder Woman Bisexual,” was launched Monday by LGBTQ activist Gianna Collier-Pitts, who said the new hit film “was a success for everyone… except the bisexual community.”
Collier-Pitts goes into the raw details of the comic book series to formulate her argument that the hero is bisexual, beginning with the location from which Wonder Woman is supposed to hail.
“The likelihood of Wonder Woman being bisexual has been alluded to over the years, primarily in comics,” the petition’s author wrote on the campaign page. “Wonder Woman’s Diana Prince hails from Themyscira, land of the Amazons and inhabited exclusively by women. This alone should serve as reason enough to confirm her sexuality, since any close relationship she could have had prior to her romantic storyline with Steve Trevor would have had to have been with another woman.”
DC Comics author Greg Rucka agreed, saying that the concept of being gay or lesbian “doesn’t exist” in the all-female paradise of Themyscira, Diana’s homeland, because the only option on the island is other women.
“All I ask is that Warner Bros. directly acknowledge Diana Prince for who she is, who she has always been (regardless of her current love interest), and what her character could potentially represent for millions of people,” the petition concludes.
The Wonder Woman petition joins several other Change.org petitions launched in recent months, shedding light on believed misrepresentations of certain characters’ sexual orientations.
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