Wonder Woman has long considered by fans to be bisexual, but when quizzed about Diana’s life with her fellow Amazons – who are all female and live on the fictional island of Themyscira – DC writer Greg Rucka said that the superhero had “obviously” been in same-sex relationships.
He told an audience at Comicosity;
When you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, ‘How can they not all be in same sex relationships?’ Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise.
But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist. Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? The answer is obviously yes.”
Even Diana’s own mother Queen Hippolyta has often been paired with her general Philippus.
It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women.
But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, “You’re gay.” They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist”
The writer said he wanted to show Wonder Woman did not leave her home because a man somehow made his way to her land, as it may appear in previous versions of the character, but that it’s clear she had ‘several meaningful relationships on the island throughout her life’.
According to him, Diana leaves, because ‘she wants to see the world and somebody must go and do this thing. And she has resolved it must be her to make this sacrifice.