Wonder Woman’s success has been shattering records and stereotypes since the film was released.
And now, fans of both the film and the comic book have started a petition on Change.org that includes a request for the movie’s sequel. They want Diana to be bisexual.
GLAAD activist Gianna Collier-Pitts started the petition this week, which is Bisexual Awareness Week. In the petition, she explains,
“The likelihood of Wonder Woman being bisexual has been alluded to over the years, primarily in comics. The writer of Wonder Woman: Rebirth Greg Rucka even confirmed that ‘Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women’, so why is it so hard to translate this for the silver screen?”
If you need more evidence, Collier-Pitts states that,
“Wonder Woman’s Diana Prince hails from Themyscira, land of the Amazons and inhabited exclusively by women. This alone should serve as reason enough to confirm her sexuality since any close relationship she could have had prior to her romantic storyline with Steve Trevor would have had to have been with another woman.”
The importance of media representation cannot be understated, and representing Diana’s sexuality would be a major move in increasing positive bisexual awareness.
Gianna ends the petition with an important not on representation. She notes,
“The bar is already so low when it comes to celebrating women and LGBTQ characters in a positive way, and I am tired of grasping at straws in an effort to see myself represented. All I ask is that Warner Bros. directly acknowledge Diana Prince for who she is, who she has always been (regardless of her current love interest), and what her character could potentially represent for millions of people.”
Check out the full petition here.