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Wonder Woman Lynda Carter shuts down transphobes like all good superheroes should

Maggie Baska October 20, 2021
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Lynda Carter appears as Wonderwoman in the TV series Wonder Woman circa 1975

Lynda Carter stars as the titular superhero in the television series 'Wonder Woman', circa 1975. (Getty/Silver Screen Collection)

Wonder Woman’s Lynda Carter is truly the hero that the LGBT+ community deserves after she came out swinging for the trans community on social media.

Carter played Diana Prince – aka Wonder Woman – in the original 1970s TV show about the iconic DC superhero. She recently shut down transphobes on Twitter by declaring anyone could be “Wonder Women”, including trans women.

“Trans women are Wonder Women,” Carter said. “End of story.”

Carter’s plain-spoken statement was celebrated by fans, who truly adored the Wonder Woman actor’s support.

This isn’t the first time – or probably the last time – that Lynda Carter has shown her love for the queer community.

Earlier this month, Carter shared on Twitter that she’d recently discovered Fat Bear Week, an annual celebration of the massive fuzzy land mammal. But, the actor admitted that she’d hilariously mixed up what the event was actually about.

“I kept hearing about Fat Bear Week and thought it was a celebration of body positivity within a gay subculture,” she wrote. “It turns out it is about actual bears! Either way, I am here for it.”

Honestly, it was the best reaction, and fans commended Carter for her bear allyship. To which, Carter shared she knows “how to speak gay”, adding it’s a “required language when you’re training to be Wonder Woman”.

She then explained that no one should be surprised she knows the ins and outs of the LGBT+ community as she’s been the “Grand Marshal of multiple Pride parades” – so she knows her stuff.

Lynda Carter returned to the Wonder Woman franchise after she had a cameo role as Asteria, the former champion of the Amazons, in Wonder Woman 1984. She hinted at DC’s FanDome event that she may appear once again on screens in the upcoming Wonder Woman 3 film.

“Who would’ve thought in my life, in this time in my life, that this gift would just present itself to me,” Carter said at the event.

“And that’s so cool and that’s what I’m hoping for all of the fans of Wonder Woman and all of the fans to know that you’re life is full of surprises and the Wonder Woman in you is alive and well.”

Related topics: transphobia, Wonder Woman

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