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    Default The Minority Report! Diversity In The MU.

    This thread is dedicated to a CIVIL DEBATE(!) about diversity and Minority topics in the MU across the mediums. What Marvel is doing right and what more can be done in this area. Come in with an open mind and respect sensible opinions.

    Please visit the links below and add your voice to these discussions:

    Asian marvel characters appreciation
    http://community.comicbookresources....s+appreciation

    Black Superhero Appreciation
    http://community.comicbookresources....s+appreciation

    LATINO & HISPANIC Marvel Characters Appreciation
    http://community.comicbookresources....s+appreciation

    LGBT Marvel Characters Appreciation
    http://community.comicbookresources....s+appreciation

    WOMEN OF MARVEL: Appreciation for all the heroines in comics (and behind the scenes)
    http://community.comicbookresources....s+appreciation
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    Retrieved from the former-CBR; a comprehensive list of LGBT characters at Marvel.

    MAIN CHARACTERS
    AMERICAN ACE [Perry Wade], from All Winner's Squad
    ANOLE [Victor Borkowski]
    BENJAMIN DEEDS
    BLING! [Roxanne ‘Roxy’ Washington]
    BLOKE [Mikey Tork] (Peter Milligan’s X-force) [DECEASED]
    BLOODSTONE [Cullen Bloodstone]
    CAPTAIN FLAME [Frank Cortez], from All Winner's Squad
    CLUSTER, the female Fantomex
    DAKEN [Daken Akihiro]
    DESTINY [DECEASED]
    FANTOMEX [Jean-Phillipe/Charlie-Cluster 7]
    FIRELORD [Pyreus Kril], Herald of Galactus
    FLATMAN [Dr. Val Ventura], Great Lake Avengers
    FREEDOM RING [Curtis Doyle] [DECEASED]
    "GAMBIT" [Remy leBeau]
    GRAYMALKIN [Jonas Graymalkin]
    HERCULES
    HIROIM [I]THE OLDSTRONG, Warbound [DECEASED]
    HULKLING [Theodore ‘Teddy’ Altman]
    JACKPOT II [Alana Jobson] [DECEASED]
    JENNIFER KALE [DECEASED]
    JOYSTICK [Janice Olivia Yanizeski]
    KARMA [Xi’an Coy Mahn]
    KAROLINA DEAN
    KORG, Warbound
    LIGHTSPEED [Julie Powers]
    LIVING LIGHTNING [Miguel Santos]
    LOKI LAUFEYSON, God of Mischief
    MACHINESMITH [Samuel ‘Starr’ Saxon]
    MULTIPLE MAN [James Arthur 'Jamie' Madrox], Madrox’s gay dupe
    MANKILLER [Katrina Luisa vanHorn]
    THE 'MIGHTY' DESTROYER [Roger Aubrey] ~ Golden Age ~ [DECEASED]
    MISS AMERICA CHAVEZ
    MOONDRAGON [Heather Douglas]
    MYSTIQUE [Raven Darkholme]
    NOH-VAR
    NORTHSTAR [Jean-Paul Beaubier] MAINSTREAM COMIC'S FIRST OPENLY GAY CHARACTER!!
    PHAT [William Robert ‘Billy-Bob’ Reilly] [DECEASED]
    PHYLA-VELL [DECEASED]
    PRODIGY [David Alleyne]
    "PSYLOCKE" [Elisabeth 'Betsy' Braddock]
    RAWHIDE KID [Johnny Clay]
    RICTOR [Julio Esteban Ricter]
    SHATTERSTAR [Gaveedra-7]
    SKEIN [Sybil Dvorak]
    SPYMASTER [Sinclair Abbot]
    STACY-X [Miranda Leevald]
    STRIKER [Brandon Sharpe]
    SWORDSMAN II [Andreas vonStrucker] [DECEASED]
    THUNDRA
    TWO-GUN KID [Mark Hawk]
    UNION JACK [Brian Falsworth] ~ Golden Age ~ [DECEASED]
    "VALKYRIE" [Brunnhilde]
    Ms. Victoria Hand [DECEASED]
    VIVISECTOR [Myles Alfred] [DECEASED]
    WICCAN [William ‘Billy’ Kaplan]
    ???Xavin???

    ALTERNATE REALITIES
    ANGEL [Werner Worthington] (Earth-311)
    BEAST [Dr. Hank McCoy] (Earth-763)
    Gen. James Howlett, X-treme X-men
    HERCULES (X-treme X-men) [DECEASED]
    INERTIA [Edith Freiberg], (Earth 31916) Supreme Power
    SPIDERWOMAN [Mary Jane Watson]
    SUNFIRE [Mariko Yashida] (Earth-2109) [DECEASED]
    Ult. COLOSSUS [Peter Rasputin]
    Ult. NORTHSTAR [Jean-Paul Beaubier]

    SIDE CHARACTERS
    Dr. Annabelle Rigg, Fearless Defenders [DECEASED/KIND OF]
    the Ameri-moms, the two mothers of Miss America Charez [DECEASED]
    Amy Chen, Silver Sable's Wild Pack
    Arnie Roth, childhood friend of Captain America [DECEASED]
    Chili Storm, from Millie the Model
    Christian Frost, Emma Frost's brother
    Courier, a man in a female's body (SEE BELOW)
    Finch & Marcus, black married gay couple, friends of Kate Bishop in L.A.
    Frenchie,Moonknight's friend and helicopter pilot
    Gabriel Shepherd, 500 year old mutant from Brian Wood’s X-men, friend of Pixie
    Hector, one of the Pantheon
    Jane Smythe - WHO????
    Jazinda, daughter of the super-skrull K'lrt
    Kyle Jinadu, Northstar's husband
    Marlo Chandler (Jones), wife to Rick Jones
    Max Modell, from Superior Spiderman (his partner is named Hector)
    Ren Kimura, Inhuman
    Shinobi Shaw, son of the Hellfire Club's Sebastian Shaw [DECEASED]
    Switch - WHO???
    Timothy Cababa, Iron Man
    Tong, transgender, participated in Moloids collective crush on She-Hulk
    Twitchy - WHO????
    Wally Layton & Donald Meland, married couple (a cop and a doctor) from Scarlet Spider

    NOT CONFIRMED
    BLIZZARD [Donald ‘Donny’ Gill]
    MAGGOT [Japheth]

    AND...
    Ms. Lion, a male dog who gets dressed as a female :wink:

    N.B. Gambit is included for having the first LGBT kiss in comics:

    Gambit/Courier (with the latter in female form), Gambit #24, Jan 2001
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    Interesting but the Main Character list needs updating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaggedFel View Post
    Interesting but the Main Character list needs updating.
    Who needs to be added?

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    I think Xavin would be "non-gender binary"

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    Courier should probably make it onto the side character list as well as getting pictured.

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    Default "Marvel Has A Huge Minority Problem"

    Preach.

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    "In the sense that superheroes personify otherness as a source of (literal) power, they are arguably the most poignant minority protagonist. What a shame, then, that almost all of them comprise a demographic group that absolutely never has to suffer from the limitations of otherness...."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren...b_3957449.html

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    "Andrew Garfield Wants to Pass ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Torch to Miles Morales"

    "Garfield was recently asked by Comic Book Resources if Miles Morales – the current iteration of Ultimate Spider-Man in the comics – could be introduced to the Amazing Spider-Man universe. Here’s what Garfield had to say:

    I have given that thought. I think one of the amazing things about Spider-Man is that you don’t see skin color when he’s in the suit. You don’t see any religious beliefs. You don’t see any denominations. Everyone can project themselves into that suit. It’s incredibly powerful in that way. So of course I think it’s important that the openness, the casting, in terms of who could be Spider-Man, could be absolutely anyone. A hero is a hero, whether you’re a man, woman, gay, lesbian, straight, black, white or red all over – it doesn’t matter.

    Miles Morales was a huge moment in this character’s comic book life. And I do believe that we can do that. It’s something I’m really interested in figuring out; an eloquent way of coexisting, or passing on the torch. I don’t have an answer, but I think it’s actually a really important move. I think it’s a really beautiful and important move."



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    The new frontier...


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    Quote Originally Posted by PretenderNX01 View Post
    I think Xavin would be "non-gender binary"
    The whole Skrull (and shapeshifters in general) makes this one difficult to define.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bafflement View Post
    Courier should probably make it onto the side character list as well as getting pictured.
    Oh, DUH! Thank-you for pointing this out (how did I miss that???)

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    Marvel's been clearly making an effort to have a more diverse cast of characters, at least in terms of sexuality, gender, and race. Aside from shapeshifters, which are kind of a copout, I don't know of any transgender heroes which is something that is long overdue.

    I think the bigger problem with diversity is on the creative side:

    a comprehensive list of black writers at Marvel:

    welp

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    kudos to Marvel for pursuing diversity; in all of its forms.


    on another note, so glad that Agent Triplett has been added to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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    Glad were getting more Chicano heroes. Feels good.
    Heck, it's great that were getting more ethnic characters period.

    Along the lines of what Fearghaill said. Diversity in terms of creative talent is also important.
    It is happening... but slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearghaill View Post
    Marvel's been clearly making an effort to have a more diverse cast of characters, at least in terms of sexuality, gender, and race. Aside from shapeshifters, which are kind of a copout, I don't know of any transgender heroes which is something that is long overdue.
    Agreed; I'd love to have a bad-ass cross dressing assassin, or a transgender female on a heroes team. It's long over-due. Tong, the transvestite Moloid was beloved in FF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran_Frost View Post
    Agreed; I'd love to have a bad-ass cross dressing assassin, or a transgender female on a heroes team. It's long over-due. Tong, the transvestite Moloid was beloved in FF.
    Fraction did such a good job with Tong, and how the rest of the team reacted.

    I also think that Al Ewing is doing a mostly fantastic job with dealing with race and a very racially diverse cast on Mighty Avengers. Shame about the Greg Land art though.

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