Tom Hiddleston’s Loki was revealed as the first bisexual lead character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The news came to light in the third episode of the Disney + series, which was released on Wednesday (June 23).
So what is the meaning and significance of Loki that is coming out – and is it a good thing for the LGBTQ + community?
Jen Yockney MBE, of the UK’s longest running bi-social / support organization, BiPhoria, told us this could be a “mixed blessing”.
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In the episode that happens to fall during Pride month, Loki is confirmed as the MCU’s first gay lead character.
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The news came during a chat about the definition of love between Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and a time-hopping female variant named Sylvie.
Since Loki is a prince, Sylvie asked if there might be “wannabe princesses or maybe another prince” for the royal marriage.
Loki replied and said, “A bit of both. I guess the same as you. “
Marvel lead actor Loki, who comes out as bisexual, is a “mixed blessing”
In an exclusive conversation with ED! Jen Yockney of BiPhoria announced that she believes the news may be a “mixed blessing.”
She said, “It can be a mixed blessing.
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“More representation helps bi people to find each other, because otherwise we would be read as gay or straight.
However, she added, “On the other hand, one of the tired old tropics is over up that cannot be trusted.
“For example, because some people think that bisexuality is not real and therefore we cannot tell the truth about who we are or assume that we cannot be monogamous.
“A dishonest trickster character who is ‘the Bi One’ really isn’t a big challenge. We need more characters who go beyond the now-entrenched clichés,” she concluded.
From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial It was very important to me and my goal to admit that Loki was bisexual. It’s part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step, but I am happy and heartfelt to say this is Canon now #mcu #Loki 💗💜💙 pic.twitter.com/lz3KJbewx8
– Kate Herron (@iamkateherron) June 23, 2021
The Loki series director’s heart is so full
However, Loki series director Kate Herron couldn’t be more pleased that her title character has come out.
On Twitter she said: From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial It was very important to me and my goal to acknowledge that Loki was bisexual.
“It’s part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step, but I am happy and my heart is so full to say that this is canonical now #mcu. “
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