Comic books, like all literature, are a reflection of the society that creates them. That reflection includes its highest ideals and its basest prejudices. The struggle for LGBT peoples to be recognized, respected and represented can be seen in the history of DC Comics from the institution of the Comics Authority Code in the 1950s, to the subversive gay coding of characters in the 1960s and ‘70s, to the breakthrough in creators and depictions in the 1980s and beyond. No single discussion of a topic this broad can possibly cover everything and everyone, but through a collective effort of many clubs across the DCUI we feel like we’ve made a pretty good start. Please, join us as we explore some of the greatest characters and creators in the history of DC Comics. We’ll do that a little differently here than our normal discussions. Throughout the month we will be adding Pride Profiles to this discussion and it’s up to you if you want to talk about them, tell us what you love about this character, how these creators have touched your lives, or how any of these have fallen short for you.
But, that’s not all for DC History Club this month. Check out a second History Club discussion “Supergirl: Being Super” led by @TurokSonOfStone1950.
Later this month, we’ll let you know about polls and a quiz that will be bigger and better than our normal offerings.
And, finally check out all the links below for more discussions or WALs on Pride characters in the greatest fictional universe in existence.