For the second chapter of Frozen, scheduled for 2019, Elsa could officially declare herself a lesbian. To show us that it is not the only one nor will it be the last, here is a list of superheroes and cartoon characters belonging to the LGBT world.
Feeling adequately represented among the protagonists of a comic or between the characters of a cartoon, whether on the big or small screen, has always been the desire of every child and adolescent, is the reason why certain stories impassionate and involve so much. After the last Oscars ceremony, the theme of the importance of representing minorities, sexual orientations, different ethnic groups became more and more felt and the debate became even more heated when Disney, together with Jennifer Lee – director of the second chapter of Frozen – has made it known that Elsa, the heroine creator of Olaf and capable of shaping ice, could officially declare herself a lesbian in the next movie. To respond to those who are astonished at the news as if so far our heroes and favorite characters had always been so drastically heterosexual, it takes a look at the past, from cartoons Disney to manga through superheroes Marvel and DC to reassure everyone that the only record that Elsa can boast will not be to be gay but to be the first princess to declare it “officially”. Here are the undeclared LGBT characters in comics and cartoons. Now that you can watch free movies online the options are really big for you now.
Elsa (Frozen – The Ice Kingdom, 2013)
We cannot but start with her since it is the trigger for this new wave of controversy. Ever since Frozen came out in cinemas in 2013, Elsa became one of the princesses most loved by little girls around the world and at the same time jumped in the eyes of all that this rebellious heroine with ice-colored hair could be gay. Elsa must hide her powers and thus her essence to the outside world. The room where you lock up for years becomes almost a metaphorical “drawer” with the English expression ‘to be in the closet’, synonymous with hiding one’s homosexuality. As a second indication, Let It Go – At Alba Surgery, the leading piece of the film sung by Elsa when the princess escapes from everything and everyone in order to finally be herself, she has not only won an Oscar Award but in her original version, with her words of rebellion that invite to let go, to test one’s limits and to follow one’s own character, has become a sort of anthem within the LGBT community.
Batswoman (DC Comics, 1956)
Born from the pen of writer Edmond Hamilton and designer Sheldon Mold off, Katherine “Kathy” Kane aka Batswoman made her first appearance in the 233 issue of Detective Comics published by DC Comics in 1956. After a long break she returned to DC comic book pages and in Gotham City in 2006, this time as Kate Kane even to replace Batman. In 123 Movies you will be able to have the best options for the same now.