Who Are All the LGBT+/Queer Characters at DC?

Ive occasionally seen lists here and there that seem partial and have a bit of disconnect, but I wanted to try and form a list of the various queer characters. I know there are quite a bit, so I am asking for some help attempting to name them all be they in the main universe, an elseworlds, or something else.

I request that when you name a character, that you include what you include the specifics (gay, transexual, or ace for example)

Im confident that there are more queer characters at DC than even the editorial is aware of. And I am looking forward to finding out about them all!

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There is going to be a big effort on LGBT characters on Pride Month this June.

Starting on the first of June.

Club leaders have been working on this with the moderators for months.

It’s gonna be good.

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There’s a club for that!

The #dc-pride club has a history of readings of queer representation from DC- you can check out their Club Room here, or jump straight to the list of all topics devoted to DC Pride here.

We also have a collection on DCUI of curated selections you can find here.

Like @TurokSonOfStone1950 said, keep your eyes peeled for a full month of events covering representation throughout DC’s history, both characters and creators :slight_smile: :00_dc_pride: The Club Leaders have been hard at work compiling the most complete database possible, and it’s turning out beautifully.

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My knowledge is by no means complete, but here’s what I have right now (I’m sure I’ll think of more, and regularly update this)

Acero (Spoiler: Suicide Squad Seven)
Achilles Warkiller
Adam Strange
Aerie
Agent 355
Agent Danvers

Alice Oh (Spoiler: Poison Ivy: Thorns)
Alkyone
Alysia Yeoh
Anaya
Aphrodite*
Apollo
Apollo (God of Olympus)*
Apollo (God of Rome)*
Aqualad (Kaldur’ahm)
Ares*
Artemis (goddess)*
Artemis of Bana-Mighdall
Aruna
Athena/Minerva*
Atlantiades/Hermaphroditus
Batman (Bruce Wayne)**
Batman (Bruce Wayne, Jr.)**
Batwoman (Carrie Kelley)**
Batwoman (Kate Kane)

Batwoman (Ryan Wilder) (Spoiler: Batwoman Season 2)
Bernice Yoon Milonas
Bluebird
Brain
Brainiac 5
Bunker
Burden
Captain Cold
Captain Harkness***
Catman
Catwoman
Cheetah (Barbara Minerva)
Coagula
Comet (Andrea Martinez/Andy Jones)
Creote
Crush
Cullen Row
Damon Matthews
Danny the Street
Daria Hernandez
David Singh
DaxAtax**
Deathstroke****
Deimos*
Demeter*
Desire
Dionysus (god)*
Djinn
Dr. Ikon
Dr. Mann
Dr. October
Dr. Wells
Dre-B-Robbin**
Dream Girl
Dream/Morpheus*
Dreamer
Echo
Enyo*
Eris/Strife*
Eros*
Etta Candy
Exoristos
Extraño
Fadeaway*****
Ghost-Maker
Golden Ninja******
Grace Choi
Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Green Lantern (Jo Mullein) (Spoiler: Far Sector)
Greg Berlanti*******
Hades*
Halo
Harley Quinn
Harmonia/Concordia*
Hecate*
Hephaestus*
Hera*
Hercules*
Hermes/Mercury*
Hikaru Sulu***
Hooded Justice
Huckleberry Hound
Huntress (Helena Wayne)**
Iphthime
Jason (Amazon)
Jeanette
Jericho
Jinny Hex
Jo (Lumberjanes)***
John Constantine
Julie Madison**

Katie (Spoiler: Crush & Lobo)

Kid Quick (Spoiler: DC’s Very Merry Multiverse)
Knight-Wing**
Knockout
Larvox
Liana Kerzner
Lightning Lad
Lightning Lass********
Lisa Simpson***
Loki*********
Lucifer Morningstar
Madame Vastra***
Maggie Sawyer

Mandy Anders (Spoiler: I am Not Starfire)
Masquerade
Mazikeen
Midnight Rider
Midnighter
Missy***
Moish
Monsieur Mallah
Mr. Terrific
Negative Man
Nick Necro
Nightmare Nurse
Nightwing**
Nocturna
Nyssa al Guhl
Obsidian
Ozymandias
Pablo
Pan*
Persephone*
Phobos*
Pied Piper
Poison Ivy
Porcelain
Poseidon*
Professor Dumbledore***
Queen Desira
Queen Hippolyta
Queen Phillippus
Question (Renee Montoya)
Quick Draw McGraw
R-Iko**
Rag Doll (Peter Merkel, Jr.)
Ray (Raymond Terrill)
Rebis
Red Hood**
Red Robin (Tim Drake)**********
Riddler
Robin (Brutarch Wayne’s girlfriend)**
Robin (Damian Wayne)**
Robin (Jarro)**
Robin (John Grayson)**

Robin (Maps Mizoguchi)** (Spoiler: Batman Black and White)
Robin (Marya)**
Robin (Matt McGinnis)**
Robin (Thomas Wayne)**
Robin (Tris Plover)**
Robina**
Rorschach (Walter Kovacs)
Sam Zhao
Savant
Scandal Savage
Seafarer
Sean Erin
Shazam! (Billy Batson)**
Shining Knight
Shrinking Violet*******
Signal**
Sir Tristan
Skuld*
Snagglepuss
Spoiler**
Starfire***********
Starro
Steel (Natasha Irons)
Superboy (Conner Kent)**********

Syl (Spoiler: DC Pride)

Syszn of the Cliffs (Spoiler: Far Sector)
T.C.
Tasmanian Devil
Tefé Holland
Thalia*
The Doctor***
Thunder (Anissa Pierce)
Traci 13
Tremor
Triton*
Urd*
Verdandi*
Wanda Mann
White Canary (Sara Lance)

Wink************* (Spoiler: DC Pride)
Wolf Spider
Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark)*
Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira)
Wonder Woman (Mala)
Zeus/Jupiter*

*I could be wrong, but it’s been my understanding that all the Gods of Olympus are pansexual.

**VOTING CLOSED! Your Complete Guide to DC's 2021 Round Robin Brackets - #76 by HubCityQuestion And unless he says it himself, I refuse to believe he meant anything other than EVERY Robin.

***No DC publication ever referenced this character being queer or genderqueer, but in material from the original publisher, either they or an alternate version are shown to be queer and/or genderqueer.

****Deathstroke is not canonically queer, but Marvel’s pastiche of him, Deadpool, who has, by any metric, surpassed Deathstroke in popularity, is pansexual, and the antimatter doppelganger of Deathstroke was, in turn, based on Deadpool.

*****The new Fadeaway was revealed in the one-page preview of Blue Beetle: Graduation Day, which lost, so we will never know their true identity.

******I generally assume male characters played by cis female actors (and vice versa) are trans. And given his age, it could explain his voice change between Hands of Time and Sons of Garmadon: He might’ve just become old enough to start taking hormones (although I don’t know what the laws are for someone who’s drank Tomorrow’s Tea). That’s just me, though.

*******Not really a “character”, but Berlanti appears as himself in the end credits of many of his productions, including some in the Arrowverse.

********Pride Profile: Shrinking Violet and Lightning Lass

*********DC has never depicted Loki as such, but in Norse mythology and many modern adaptations, Loki has been shown to be genderfluid.

**********I can’t seem to find the article DC published about it a couple years ago, but it’s generally accepted that Tim Drake and Conner Kent are in love with each other.

***********Pride Profile: Starfire

************Not clear how this character fits into the LGBTQ category, but they were a part of the JLQ. (Spoiler: DC Pride)

Alright, that took, like, half an hour. And I’m sure I’m not done.

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Wow, it’s even longer in real life.

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:laughing: It’s like a quarter of a fruit rollup!

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  • Burden (G)
  • Bunker (G)
  • Exoristos (“It’s complicated”?) (depends on your interpretation of how she sees Sir Ystin, regardless of how Sir Ystin sees herself)
  • Cullen Row (G)
  • Knockout (G)
  • Catman (B)
  • Ragdoll (Jr.) (U)
  • Porcelain (?) (can change genders, thus typically referred to by nonbinary pronouns, but we don’t know much about zis gender identity, nor preferences save for “weird stuff”)
  • Nocturna (B?)
  • Wolf Spider (G / NB) (gay in comics, nonbinary in Arrowverse)
  • Obsidian (G)
  • Damon Matthews (G)

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I’ve added some of them, and I’ll do some research on these others. Also, what does the question mark mean in Nocturna?

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It means I’m not certain if she’s canonically bi, or was “presumed straight” pre-Flashpoint and is gay post-Flashpoint. We’ve never really gotten in to her romantic motivations, so it could just be “sex-for-evil” as needed.

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What is Porcelain from? I looked them up on DC Database, but all I got was a character called Porcelain Doll who is listed as female.

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SECRET SIX (2014-2016)
And briefly in one frame of Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore’s contribution to the Love is Love tribute to the Pulse nightclub shooting victims. (Though oddly grouped with the Movement crew instead of Secret Six teammates.)

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Things are in progress that will provide lots of profiles of the characters being listed out here, with more description than just a name, to be revealed in June.

Reminded me of the big, obvious one:

  • Jericho (B)

As well as…

  • Dr. Ikon (G)
  • Jeannette (B) (Also Secret Six)
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Um, the link doesn’t go anywhere…

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:shushing_face: shhhh

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(Whispering) Is this some sort of Secret Six in-joke?

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Oh my. I did not realize there WERE clubs until now. Nor did I anticipate there was such an effort going on either. :o

I had been away working on a list myself only to come back and discover this. Though it has been rendered moot, I might as well post up what I came up with myself in any case.

Anaya of the Bana Amazons is gay
Iphthime of the Themyscira Amazons is gay
Menalippe of the Themyscira Amazons is gay
penelope of the Themyscira Amazons is gay
Mala of the Themyscira Amazons is gay
DNA is genderqueer
Tazmanian Devil is gay (married to Extrano~)
Catman is Bi
Shroud is non binary
Roman (Alpha Centurion) is Gay
Maxima is bi

Wonder Woman as already mentioned…
I can’t recall whether it was canon that Philipus and Hippolyta were lovers…

Im delighted though to know such a club already exists and that such an amazing project is already underway

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Be patient

The Profiles are in draft in a private ‘Open to Club Leaders’ area

All will be revealed in June

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Inside scoop :arrow_up:

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Can confirm, our club leaders are gonna be sharing some awesome details in June that will help fill in the blanks here. It’s an exciting time!

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I daresay, mine will be longer, 'cause I’ll just add whatever you have! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

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