What if Superman was Bi and had a boyfriend before he met Lois? Once he meets Lois he has eyes only for her, obviously. What logical reason would there be to be against that?
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I grew up watching some of the same television and movie relationships as you, reading the same books as you, and listening to the same love songs as you. When I see two people of opposite gender embrace in love, I feel something, because I'm moved by the emotion, not what's between their legs.
I don't understand how anyone would just refuse to even bother, on the basis that they "can't relate" to it. It's not impossible. I've literally been doing it my entire life, and will continue to, because it's not that hard.
Given that a decent portion of most superhero comics are devoted to the hero's private/civilian life, then there is a difference at least in terms of characters where their significant others are a defining part of their character or mythos. Lois Lane is integral to Superman. If Superman comics were purely about Superman beating up the villain of the month, it wouldn't matter if he was gay or straight, but Superman's love for Lois Lane is character defining. It alters the character too far to change that, and I'd say the same thing if he was paired up with Wonder Woman.
I've heard the same excuse from racist fanboys for decades (that they can't relate) Now I know (just in part)how it feels.
Now I'm not saying I'd refuse to read the adventures of any comic hero just because he/she's gay... I'm just saying I don't want to read the adventures of a gay Superman. Does igt make any sense?
I can't relate to Batman or Aquaman but I'm enjoying both of those...
Superman isn't going to be gay, but if he were, it's not like the comic would suddenly be an X rated porno.
I wonder how many people who would drop the Superman comic if he were gay, would be ok with other gay heroes as long as Superman wasn't gay. Like the rumors of a gay Alan Scott/GL.