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All the LGBTQ+ Characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe So Far

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Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was fairly slow in introducing LGBTQ+ characters —though seeing as even the most chaste representations of queer love get the films banned in some countries, you can see why they would be reticent.Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness actually breaks the record for the most lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer characters in an MCU property with three.

However, seeing as two of them do not talk, and one never mentions their sexuality out loud, clearly there is still some work to be done when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation.The MCU is of course fairly sexless in general, but any mentions of queer sexualities have tended to be very brief, the better to allow Disney to easily cut out these scenes in more homophobic markets.

This seems unlikely to change any time soon—when these films cost $200 million a piece, Disney can hardly afford to alienate any market.

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