The Blaze, by Carlos Garcia: Marvel Comics will introduce a gay version of Captain America into their comic book universe, and he was created by a transgender writer to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.
The new character is named Aaron Fischer and he will be introduced in a new comic book series titled, “The United States of Captain America.” The series will explore various people who don the guise of Captain America, but the first issue will highlight the gay teen version.
The gay captain is designed by Jan Bazaldua, a transgender comic book artist.
“I really enjoyed designing him, and as a transgender person, I am happy to be able to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and fights against evil to help those who are almost invisible to society,”
“While I was drawing him, I thought, well, Cap fights against super-powerful beings and saves the world almost always, but Aaron helps those who walk alone in the street with problems that they face every day,” Bazaldua added. “I hope people like the end result!”
Josh Trujillo, one of the co-writers of the comic book, said that the gay captain is inspired by “activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life,” and that he would fight for other runaways and homeless people.
The United States of Captain America #1 will be available for purchase in comic shops on June 2, coinciding with the beginning of LGBT Pride Month.
Marvel made similar headlines in January 2020 when the company revealed that it was planning on an openly transgender character to be included in a superhero movie being shot at the time. Meanwhile, in the DC universe of comic book heroes, a lesbian actress portrayed a gay superhero in the “Batwoman” television series in 2018.
Superheroes are being used to popularize the gay and transgender lifestyle.
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” Romans 1:24-28.