Wonder Woman is queer, according to her comic book writer

Wonder Woman’s sexuality has long been debated among fans. Diana Prince is an Amazon born on a female-only paradise island of Themyscira. Though she has a romantic relationship with Steve Trevor—a man who accidentally washes ashore on said island—some storylines over her 75 year history have implied she’s also had relationships with women. Now, the latest writer to take on the story confirms she has, indeed, had romantic feelings for women.

Steve Rucka, who is currently exploring the hero’s origin story with the “Year One” storyline with artist Nicola Scott, told Comicosity that Wonder Woman must be queer. (In the interview, queer was defined as “involving, although not necessarily exclusively, romantic and/or sexual interest toward persons of the same gender.”)

“I think it’s more complicated though. This is inherently the problem with Diana: We’ve had a long history of people—for a variety of reasons, including sometimes pure titillation, which I think is the worst reason—say, ‘Ooo. Look. It’s the Amazons. They’re gay!’”