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Lynda Carter shuts down bigots by explaining exactly why Wonder Woman ‘is a queer icon’

Amelia Hansford June 2, 2022
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Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. (Getty)

Lynda Carter kicked off her Pride Month with a bang by explaining just why Wonder Woman is such a queer icon.

The actor, ally and all-round icon took to Twitter to wish her followers a happy Pride on June 1.

“So excited to celebrate with all my LGBTQIA+ friends and fans,” Carter wrote in the tweet, which featured some particularly queer artwork from Paulina Ganucheau.

The tweet sparked an outpouring of love from fans, with one saying: “When I was a kid, I watched Wonder Woman every time it was on, and then I would spin around and pretend to become Wonder Woman just like [you] did. Thanks for supporting our community!”

Of course, there was a vocal minority who claimed a fictional superhero could never be for queer minorities, which Carter systematically proved wrong.

In a tweet, she wrote: “I didn’t write Wonder Woman, but if you want to argue that she is somehow not a queer or trans icon, then you’re not paying attention.”

“Every time someone comes up to me and says that [Wonder Woman] helped them while they were closeted, it reminds me of how special the role is,” she continued.

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Lynda Carter attends The 15th Annual CNN Heroes: All-Star Tribute (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)

Since then, she has repeatedly quote-tweeted comments to her original posts either calling out naysayers or praising her queer fans.

In one sub-tweet, where a particularly angry commenter said: “Wonder Woman IS NOT A SUPERHERO FOR GAYS!” Carter replied with “You’re right, she’s a superhero for bisexuals!”

The actor starred as Diana Prince’s alter-ego in the live-action adaptation of Wonder Woman from November 1975 through to late September 1979.

Wonder Woman’s sexuality was confirmed by Greg Rucka, who said the superhero was queer in an interview with Comicosity in 2016.

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