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20 Awesome LGBT Characters in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

By Matt Heckler Aug 2, 2013

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Mystique - Marvel

One of the coolest characters in the X-Men franchise, Mystique’s shapeshifty goodness and tendency to change sides makes her constantly intriguing. She is also bisexual, and happens to be the mother of Nightcrawler. Her longest and most substantial relationship, however, has been to be Destiny. Although the Comic Code Authority prevented the explicit depiction of gay characters for a long time, we learned the truth about Mystique and Destiny later.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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