The 25 Best LGBTQ Comic Book Characters

LiveJournal user Neo_Prodigy compiled information and pictures of 25 LGBTQ (well, actually LGB) characters that appear in comics books. Among them is Det. Renee Montoya, a Gotham City cop in the DC Universe:

Although Batwoman got the most press about being a lesbian super heroine who would headline her own series, many people missed a real gem in Renee Montoya who is currently the faceless crime fighter the Question. 52 was groundbreaking in that each week there was a new story for well 52 weeks and the writers managed to tell a cohesive and powerful story. Too bad they couldn't repeat this with Countdown. But one of the true gems was that many C-list characters were allowed to take center stage. One of them was Renee Montoya who we saw evolve from a tragic protagonist to an unlikely and formidable heroine. Why she doesn't have her own title and isn't on a team has my eyes rolling faster than pinwheels.


Link via Geekosystem | Image: DC Comics

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@video game dork: Queer is an antiassimilationist designation counter to heteronormative gays and lesbians. It also is more vague than "gay" or "lesbian", and allows for a multitude of gender expressions.
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I agree with wpdunn about Montoya. Plus, the character had at least one boyfriend before they decided to tack lesbianism onto her, back in the late 1990s / early 2000s.
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cheap gimmick with montoya,nothing more than a heavy handed pom for the pink gang, like marvel's super swishy rawhide kid

Midnighter is just about the only one in mainstream comics that works
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