Lynda Carter is an ally on and off screen.
The original Wonder Woman herself defended the DC Comics character as an LGBTQ icon.
The 70-year-old actress wrote a series of tweets on June 1 – the start of Pride Month – claiming that Diana Prince/Wonder Woman is indeed a symbol of queerness.
It all started when she tweeted an art cover of Wonder Woman cheerfully surrounded by rainbows. “Happy pride!” she wrote. “So excited to celebrate with all my LGBTQIA+ friends and fans 🏳️🌈 Art by Paulina Ganucheau for
But some trolls didn’t want it and slapped her for the photo. One wrote: “Wonder Woman IS NOT A GAY SUPERHERO!”
About that statement, Carter answered: “You’re right. She’s a superhero for bisexuals!”
Her response also linked to a 2016 Polygon article in which comics writer Greg Rucka explained that Wonder Woman was actually bisexual in his new story, Wonder Woman: Year One.
“I didn’t write Wonder Woman, but if you’re trying to argue that she’s somehow not a queer or transgender icon, then don’t listen,” she explained in the op tweet. “Every time someone comes up to me and says WW helped them while they were incarcerated, it reminds me how special this role is.”
in the another post, The former beauty pageant winner shared a photo of herself as a young buck in a fighting pose. She also joked that she “loves to see all the love from LGBTQ+ fans today! Here’s one I call the Ready to Fight Your Homophobic Relatives pose. Just kidding. (Or am I?) Haha! 😘.”
The ‘Sky High’ actress portrayed the superhero in the iconic television series of the same name from 1975-1979. Gal Gadot recently played the character in a number of films for Warner Bros., including her 2017 standalone and its 2021 sequel.
Carter will reprise her role as Asteria in the upcoming Wonder Woman 3, after her memorable cameo in last year’s Wonder Woman 1984.
Carter and director Patty Jenkins attended the DC FanDome 2021 event last October, where they revealed some new details about the Threquel.
“I know what it was like, inside out. I know what legacy meant to me, and when I created the character, she wasn’t on the comic page – her kindness and her kindness. Her strength was her lasso of truth… and that meant something to me,” said the Miss World USA 1972 winner at the panel.
“Who would have thought in my life – at this point in my life – that this gift would just present itself to me, and that’s so cool,” Carter added. “And that’s what I hope for all Wonder Woman fans… to know that your life is full of surprises and that Wonder Woman is alive and well within you.”