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Twitter ‘Activism’ Strikes Again: Internet Demands Marvel #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend

by Dan Tracer May 25, 2016

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A new campaign to make Captain America gay in Marvel’s billion dollar super hero film franchise has picked up steam since the hashtag #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend caught like wildfire across the Twitterverse.

Modeled after another queer Hollywood appeal to give Elsa a girlfriend (#GiveElsaAGirlfriend) in Disney’s Frozen sequel, fans make some compelling arguments for the message an LGBTQ superhero could send.

We’re thinking it might be better to come up with an original queer hero rather than mess with a story that’s been around so long, but what do we know?

Earlier this month, Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo even said they’re down for a super queero, telling Collider, “It’s incumbent upon us as storytellers who are making mass-appeal movies to…diversify as much as possible.”

It’s long been joked about the the Captain and Bucky are more than friends (or maybe the Cap’n would go for Hawkeye as pictured above), and this chorus on Twitter clearly thinks it’s time to make it happen:

Of course, not everyone agrees:




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