Lynda Carter Schools Twitter on Wonder Woman Being A Queer Icon

The star of the original “Wonder Woman” TV series is proud of her LGBTQ fans

Wonder Woman is a queer icon. At least that’s how Lynda Carter views the superhero she once portrayed on the original TV show.

“I didn’t write Wonder Woman, but if you want to argue that she is somehow not a queer or trans icon, then you’re not paying attention,” tweeted Carter, who starred as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman for three seasons of the eponymous superhero TV series, which aired on ABC and CBS between 1976 and 1979. “Every time someone comes up to me and says that WW helped them while they were closeted, it reminds me how special the role is.”

Carter posted the comment as a response to an earlier tweet, in which she celebrated the start of Pride Month posting an art showing Wonder Woman dancing on a rainbow background. She later added, in particular, that Wonder Woman is a ‘superhero for bisexuals.’

Carter is known for her support in the LGBTQ community. “The LGBTQ story is the story of everything I believe in,” she said in an interview in 2018. “I never could figure out anti-gay sentiment.”

“All this religious crap makes me so mad. I was with this woman a while back who was going on about gay marriage. I just looked at her and said, ‘So are you god? Why did you get married?’ She finally answered and said, ‘So I wouldn’t be a fornicator!’ And I said, ‘That’s the same reason they want to get married.’ And she could have said any reason: because I love him, because we wanted to have kids–I would have said the same thing.”

Carter recently returned to the “Wonder Woman” franchise with her cameo appearance in “Wonder Woman 1984.” Carter showed up in the film’s end credit sequence as Asteria, a legendary Amazon warrior. There’s no word on whether or not Carter will reprise the role in a larger capacity in “Wonder Woman 3.”