Every LGBTQ+ character in the MCU (so far)

LGBTQ+ Marvel characters Valkyrie, Phastos, and LokiDisney

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe slowly embracing diversity, here’s your guide toe every LGBTQ+ superhero and character in the MCU to date.

Like many big Hollywood franchises, Disney and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been slow when it comes to queer representation; it wasn’t until 2021’s Eternals that we saw the first openly gay Marvel superhero show up on the big screen.

But with Phase 4 well underway, it looks like the MCU is slowly catching up with a more diverse range of superheroes that includes quite a few queer characters, like Loki and Sylvie from the hit Disney+ series and America Chavez in Doctor Strange.

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The list is still relatively small, especially when considering just how many movies and shows now exist within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but for now, here are all of the LGBTQ+ superheroes in the MCU.

An LGBTQ+ Marvel badge

Every major LGBTQ+ superhero in the MCU so far

The following list features every Marvel Cinematic Universe character that’s been confirmed to be queer, either during an MCU scene or by the actor that portrays them. This article will be updated upon further additions.

America Chavez

America Chavez wearing an LGBTQ Pride Badge in the MCU movie Doctor Strange 2

Appears in: Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness

The most recent addition to this list is America Chavez, a character who broke ground in the Marvel Comics by becoming the first Latin-American LGBTQ+ character to lead an ongoing series.

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Her sexuality isn’t explicitly confirmed in Doctor Strange, but the Pride badge she wears seems like a good enough indication that the MCU version of America will stay true to her origins.

Ayo

Ayo in the MCU

Appears in: Captain America Civil War, Black Panther & Avengers: Infinity War

Shortly after Black Panther was released in 2018, it was reported that a deleted scene had featured Ayo, the head of security for King T’Challa, flirting with a female general. While it’s disappointing that it was cut from the final movie, we’re taking this as confirmation of Ayo’s queerness in the MCU – and hoping for something more substantial in the upcoming sequel Wakanda Forever.

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Loki

Loki in the MCU

Appears in: Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame & Loki

Loki is one of the biggest mischief-makers in the MCU, constantly shifting between ally and enemy but always looking out for number one. He’s also canonically bisexual (or pansexual), as confirmed in his self-titled Disney+ series. It was only briefly hinted at, but it’s enough for Loki to feature a place on our list.

Phastos

Phastos in Eternals

Appears in: Eternals

Phastos’ appearance in Eternals was hyped long before the movie came out, with the promise that he would be the MCU’s first openly gay superhero.

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Fortunately, it went beyond just a subtle nod, as Phastos has a husband who appeared during an emotional (albeit short) scene in the movie. We even got a same-sex kiss, making this the most substantial queer representation in the MCU so far.

Sylvie

LGBTQ+ MCU character Sylvie

Appears in: Loki

Sylvie is a variant of Loki from another reality, so it makes sense that she would be queer just like the God of Mischief we’ve come to know and love.

In the Disney+ series Loki, the two variants discuss their past relationships, with Sylvie asking whether there have been any princes or princesses in his life, to which Loki replies: “A bit of both. I suspect the same as you.” Again, it’s not much, but it’s still confirmation.

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Valkyrie

LGBTQ superhero Valkyrie in the MCU

Appears in: Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Endgame & Thor: Love and Thunder 

Following her first appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, Tessa Thompson confirmed that Valkyrie is bisexual, although that side of her character hasn’t really been explored on-screen yet.

Fortunately, things are about to change in Thor: Love and Thunder, where she’s now serving as King of New Asgard and looking for her Queen. We’ll report back when we know how this storyline plays out.


Queer-ish superheroes and characters in the MCU

The following list features a few superheroes who are presented as queer in the Marvel Comics but have yet to be confirmed as LGBTQ+ in the MCU.

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Deadpool

Deadpool

Appears in: Deadpool & Deadpool 2

It’s no secret that Deadpool is pansexual in the Marvel Comics, but while there are plenty of jokes and flirtatious comments in the movies, they’ve yet to properly address this side of the Merc with a Mouth. Even Ryan Reynolds has called for Deadpool’s queerness to be translated to the screen, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this happens in a future sequel.

Korg

Korg in the MCU

Appears in: Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Endgame & Thor: Love and Thunder

Everyone’s favorite rock alien, Korg, is gay in the comics but that’s never been established in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor that portrays him, Taika Waititi, previously stated that Korg “doesn’t feel brave enough to find love again”, so the chances are we won’t get confirmation of this any time soon.

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Wiccan

Wiccan appearing in the MCU

Appears in: WandaVision & Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

As things stand, we don’t even know what the future holds for Wiccan and Speed in the MCU, but we can’t imagine we’ve seen the last of these brothers.

Wiccan, in particular, has gained a huge following among Marvel Comic fans due to his relationship with Hulkling, with the two superheroes eventually getting married. It’ll be interesting to see how the MCU handles this – if it does at all.