Celebrate Pride Month with This List of 63 LGBT Marvel/DC Characters

Sat, June 27th, 2015 at 7:58am PDT

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Brett White, Assistant Editor
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After the events of this past Friday, June 2015 is definitely a Pride Month to remember. Thanks to a monumental ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, marriage equality is finally the law of the land. After decades of fighting for this right, every person in the United States is now free to marry the person they love, regardless of how they identify their gender. This is a big deal, and it's really the perfect way to end this year's monthlong celebration of LGBT pride.

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This ruling comes at a time when comics at the Big Two are focusing on representation in a major way after a few... speed bumps... in the past. Just this past March, I was asking "Where Have All The LGBT Heroes Gone?," but events since then have indicated that representation is once again returning to Marvel and DC. A-Listers like Iceman and Catwoman have come out as gay and bisexual, respectively, and DC has launched queer-led series like "Constantine: The Hellblazer" and "Midnighter." "Secret Wars" series "A-Force," "E Is For Extinction," "Runaways" and "Where Monsters Dwell" also feature LGBT characters. Marvel and DC have come a long way over the past few decades, and you can no longer count the out LGBT characters on one hand.

To celebrate a Pride Month for the history books, we've compiled a massive -- but still nowhere near comprehensive -- list of the LGBT heroes, villains, allies and civilians that populate the pages of Marvel and DC Comics.

1-2. Wiccan & Hulkling (Marvel)

Wiccan Hulkling

3-4. Mystique & Destiny (Marvel)

Mystique Destiny

5-6. Kyle Jinadu & Northstar (Marvel)

Northstar Kyle

7-8. Phyla-Vell & Moondragon (Marvel)

Moondragon Phyla

9. Starman (Mikaal Tomas) (DC)

Mikaal Tomas

10. Maxima (DC)

Maxima

11. Machinesmith (Marvel)

Machinesmith

12. Loki (Marvel)

Loki

13. Living Lightning (Marvel)

Living Lightning

14-15. Howlett & Hercules (Earth-TRN208) (Marvel)

Logan Herc

16-17. Obsidian & Damon Matthews (DC)

Obsidian Damon Matthews

18. Prodigy (Marvel)

Prodigy

19. Pied Piper (DC)

Pied Piper

20. Victoria Hand (Marvel)

Victoria Hand

21. Striker (Marvel)

Striker

22. Union Jack (Brian Falsworth) (Marvel)

Union Jack

23. Tong (Marvel)

Tong

24-25. Shrinking Violet & Lightning Lass (DC)

Shrinking Violet Lightning Lass

26-27. Scandal Savage & Knockout (DC)

Scandal Savage Knockout

28-29. Shatterstar & Rictor (Marvel)

Rictor Shatterstar

30. Renee Montoya (DC)

Renee Montoya

31. Rainmaker (DC)

Rainmaker

32. Karma (Marvel)

Karma

33-34. Xavin & Karolina Dean (Marvel)

Karolina Xavin

35. Julie Power (Marvel)

Julie Power

36. Coagula (DC)

Coagula

37. Bunker (DC)

Bunker

38. Catman (DC)

Catman

39. Bling! (Marvel)

Bling

40-41. Apollo & Midnighter (DC)

Apollo Midnighter

42-43. Maggie Sawyer & Batwoman (DC)

Batwoman Maggie

44. America Chavez (Marvel)

America Chavez

45. Anole (Marvel)

Anole

46. Green Lantern (Earth-2; Alan Scott) (DC)

Alan Scott

47. Daken (Marvel)

Daken

48. Cullen Bloodstone (Marvel)

Cullen Bloodstone

49. Destroyer (Marvel)

Destroyer

50. Jessica Drew (Ultimate) (Marvel)

Jessica Drew

51. Jackpot (Marvel)

Jackpot

52. Inertia (Marvel)

Inertia

53. Iceman (Marvel)

Iceman

54. Icemaiden (DC)

Icemaiden

55. Catwoman (Holly Robinson) (DC)

Holly Robinson

56-57. Gravity Kid & Power Boy (DC)

GravityPower

58-59. Grace & Thunder (DC)

Grace Thunder

60-61. Catwoman (Eiko Hasigawa) & Selina Kyle (DC)

Eiko Hasigawa Catwoman

62. Alysia Yeoh (DC)

Alysia

63. Colossus (Ultimate) (Marvel)

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