Dont forget Adrian Viedt! hes a terrific representation of a gay hero/ villain without allowing his sexuality to overshadow his character. Leave it to Alan Moore to understand social issues and showcase them positively -way ahead of his time.
A valuable point in this article is not having a superheroes’ or villain’s identity stem from his/her sexuality. Can a superhero still be a superhero without having to commit to a label or lifestyle and simply just ‘be’ a human/hero/villain? i’ve struggled with this separation of identity being sums of a whole and not an absolute too. Kind of a shameless shout-out but check out the free comic with new pages being posted every monday on: http://www.anatomica-comic.tumblr.com it has great art, non-comforming gender/ sexuality characters.