As the world becomes increasingly accepting of LGBT communities and individuals, so too have comic book universes expanded their representation of previously overlooked identities. With different writers taking control of even some of the most iconic superheroes, you may be surprised at just which characters have recently come out of the closet.
Luckily, the brilliant and talented minds over at Mashable have you covered. Andrea Romano and Bob Al-Greene put together a comprehensive and visually stunning guide to all the LGBT comic heroes you should have on your radar. Check out some of the biggest ones below!
The highest profile gay superhero appearing in DC Comics
Hulking's boyfriend is the son of Scarlet Witch and Vision
One of the most gorgeous superheroes ever had a tryst with a woman when her male partner separated into three people
Alan's power ring was originally his engagement ring, but his boyfriend was killed in the same crash that gave him superpowers
The TV show Constantine on NBC opted to erase the character's canonically bisexual identity
She flirted around the issue for years, but the slinky antihero has finally confirmed her sexuality
Be sure to head over to Mashable for the full list of 14 impressive characters. I bet you'll learn about superheroes you've never heard of but who deserve way more attention!