The Greatest Queer Superhero in Comic Universe

Let’s face it: queer people are underrepresented in mainstream comic books, even now that the Comics Code Authority no longer has power.

A lot of people are giving major credits to Marvel Comics for America Chavez, and she’s great and all, but she’s no Extraño, who’s gay, femme, HIV+, and fights a white male supremacist along with his diverse teammates of The New Guardians.


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Yuska Lutfi Tuanakotta

Yuska came from Indonesia to the US in 2011 to pursue dance and creative writing. He has two MFAs in Creative Writing, and was a 2014 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow. His debut nonfiction book is titled Gentlemen Prefer Asians: Tales of Gay Indonesians and Green Card Marriages.