Why are LGBT Superheroes missing or desexualized in Hollywood blockbusters? Iceman, Mystique, Catwoman and many other well known superheroes are written as LGBT in the comic books, only to then appear as straight when they hit the big screen. Shape History, an all-volunteer project designed to bring sexual diversity to the big screen, launched this dynamic #LGBTSuperheroes trailer at MCM Comic-Con. The ask is to sign a petition to encourage Marvel and DC to show positive LGBT role models in their films, both as role models for youth and to help with overall acceptance and understanding. The director of the video said: “We hope that we can demonstrate to the studios that there is a huge audience for accurate LGBT portrayal on the big screen.”
Add your name if you believe that studios should stick to the script because fans deserve to see all superheroes portrayed accurately.