August 10, 2022

TDmonthly Magazine

March 2021 | Vol. XX - No. 3

Marvel Captain America of the Railways LGBTQ

By Laura N. Larsson
March 2021

"Throughout the group’s journey, they’ll discover everyday people from all walks of life who’ve taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities, beginning with Marvel’s newest hero, Aaron Fischer!" Marvel said.

Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life," writer Joshua Trujillo said in a statement.

Artist Jan Bazaldua said he "enjoyed" designing the character, "and as a transgender person, I am happy to be able to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and fights against evil to help those who are almost invisible to society." "While I was drawing him, I thought, well, Cap fights against super-powerful beings and saves the world almost always," Bazaldua said, "but Aaron helps those who walk alone in the street with problems that they face every day."

Hi, i'm a gay person. Don't use sexuality as a selling point for a character. It completely undermines the seriousness of the character, and ultimately, it leaves a bland character who's personality is nothing more than "i'm gay, thats it."

— @HornyPlug (@ArcaneWankstain) March 15, 2021

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