Happy Pride Month! To help celebrate Pride in June, the Arrowverse Couch Club is highlighting some of the best characters in this universe who fall under the LGBTQ+ banner. Whether they started out in the comics or were created specifically for TV, these iconic characters have played big roles in their respective shows, allowing many groups of people to better see themselves among these heroes always working to save the day. Every weekday during Pride, we’ll be highlighting a different LGBTQ+ character from the Arrowverse, providing a topic to share what we love about the character, favorite moments and more!
To kick things off, let’s start with one of the first queer characters in the Arrowverse who has the most screentime in this group, Sara Lance a.k.a. White Canary! Beyond being the first openly bisexual live-action superhero, Sara has the distinction of simply having one of the wildest journeys in the entire Arrowverse. From presumably going down on the Queen’s Gambit while sleeping with her sister’s boyfriend, being trained as an assassin, recruited as one of the original Legends, taking over as captain of the Waverider, dying multiple times and ultimately becoming the Paragon of Destiny, Sara has truly seen and done it all. And now, alongside her team and especially her fiancé and co-captain for life, Ava Sharpe, she continues to protect history from all manner of threats…just as soon as she gets rescued from being abducted by aliens, that is.
Actor: Caity Lotz
First appearance: Arrow – “Broken Dolls” (Caity Lotz’s first credited appearance)
Latest appearance: Legends of Tomorrow – “The Ex-Factor”