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Marvel Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Gay Characters in Movies


The blockbuster film and TV universe – which spans from Iron Man and the Avengers to Guardians of the Galaxy – has portrayed hundreds of characters and dozens of superheroes – but is lacking in LGBT diversity.

Gay characters have been introduced on Marvel TV shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Jessica Jones – but neither of the shows have the mass-market reach of the core MCU films – which are pushed across the world, including in countries with anti-LGBT laws.

But the directors of latest Marvel film ‘Captain America: Civil War’ have affirmed that aiming for global appeal across Russia and China it is not a valid reason for an absence of gay characters.

By Nick Duffy – Full Story at Pink News

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