All Of The LGBTQ Characters In The MCU So Far

    The MCU needs more representation, but these characters are leading the way.

    There aren't many LGBTQ superheroes in films. Many Marvel fans would wish for more inclusion if they had the opportunity to greenlight the studio's next film.

    In just a few years, we've witnessed the MCU diversify its content dramatically. And even more diversification is yet to come. The LGBTQ community is often last to the table, if there's even a seat. However, it's good to see Kevin Feige pushing for the MCU to be more inclusive.

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    There are already characters in the MCU who are part of the LGBTQ community in the comics. For instance, Ayo from Black Panther (and most recently The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) is a lesbian in the source material.

    James Gunn, who directed the Guardians of the Galaxy films, eluded to gay characters within the MCU in the past. “You know, somebody asked me will there be any gay characters in Marvel movies, and what I meant was there’s a lot of characters in the MCU and very few of them have we delved into what their sexualities are — whether it’s gay or straight or bisexual,” Gunn said.

    “We don’t really know," he continued. "So, I imagine there are probably gay characters in the Marvel Universe, you know. We just don’t know who they are yet.”

    Other than the MCU characters who have yet to claim the same sexuality as their comic counterpart, there are new additions to the universe who will help color the studio's roster.

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    Disney gained a few LGBTQ heroes when they acquired Fox, and Feige has made sure that new queer characters will appear in future MCU installments.

    So how many queer characters are in the MCU currently? Just enough to start building something real. Below is a list of all the queer characters in the MCU so far (and a few hopeful guestimates based on their comic background).


    Tom Hiddleston in Loki


    Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie


    Sylvie in Loki


    Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos

    Grieving Man

    joe russo in avengers endgame

    Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio

    Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio stand next to each other


    Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool


    a boy uses his power to make blue projectiles


    Speed in an blue Quicksilver costume

    America Chavez

    America Chavez gasps in the street

    America's Moms

    America Chavez stands with her moms


    Ayo stands in an alleyway

    Korg (And His Husband)

    Korg sitting down

    Jeri Hogarth

    Jeri looks at Jessica Jones