Why Aren’t There More LGBTQA X-Men?

Anthony Gramuglia
Oct 7, 2018 · 13 min read

In the second X-Men film, X2, there is a very well-done, uncomfortable scene between Bobby Drake (Iceman) and his family which, for many people, reads like a coming out scene.

Coming out is, for those not in the know, the process in which LGBTQA individuals tell others that they are not straight. For many, this is a deeply personal and uncomfortable movie. Some come out fine and never look back, but…