A new lesbian superhero

Lesbian comic superhero IridianBY SASHA LOTRIAN
Huffington Post Gay Voices

As a young girl, my favorite superheroes were Wonder Woman, Cat Woman and She-Ra. Like many children, I watched those cartoons and then acted out the heroic feats in my front yard with the neighborhood kids. Unlike most of the other little girls that wanted to play the damsel in distress, I wanted to fight alongside the boys and save the girl myself!

The few female superheroes that I grew up with in the ’80s all had several things in common: they were beautiful, they were powerful and they were straight. I was constantly befuddled as to why Wonder Woman wasted her precious time and life-saving skills on her boyfriend when she could be saving Lois Lane before Superman could get there first.

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