A petition has been launched urging the writers of Wonder Woman to make her bisexual in the upcoming sequel.
The Change.org petition titled “Make Wonder Woman Bisexual” has garnered 2,779 supporters as of Friday morning.
The petition was launched on Monday by Gianna Collier-Pitts who works for GLAAD, a GLBT advocacy organization.
According to the petition, Wonder Woman “was a success for everyone… except the bisexual community.”
“The likelihood of Wonder Woman being bisexual has been alluded to over the years, primarily in comics,” the author of the petition wrote. “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.”
Greg Rucka, a DC Comics author, said something similar when he told Comicosity the concept of homosexuality “doesn’t exist” in Themyscira, Diana’s home, as there are only women on the island.
“The majority of the LGBTQ+ community identifies as bisexual or as having attraction to more than one gender, and yet it is the least understood of any identity. We are oversexualized and underrepresented,” Gianna Collier-Pitts claims. “We are called greedy, dishonest, and confused. We are the least likely to come out and the most likely to suffer from depression and anxiety, on top of experiencing higher rates of sexual/intimate partner violence.”
“Making Wonder Woman canonically bisexual on the big screen would make her the first openly LGBTQ superhero of any gender from either DC or Marvel’s cinematic universes, and would solidify her place as a true role model for women of all ages and identities,” she adds.
“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,” she concludes.
This petition is the latest obsession where ‘fans’ have asked to bring sexuality into the storyline of a character.
Last year in May, the #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend hashtag was created in an effort to include a gay love interest for the superhero.
Fans even petitioned for filmmakers to make Elsa, from the Disney animated film Frozen, a lesbian.
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