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Rainbow Warriors

Batgirl wasn’t the first cult hero to go gay -- We track the history of homosexuality in nerdy entertainment

Given Batwoman's recent comic-book outing, we look back at other times gay and fanboy cultures collided

KAPOW! ZOINKS!

1939
Ian McKellen is born.

1977
The robosexuality of Star Wars' C-3PO is called into question.

1995
Xena makes her debut on Hercules. Lesbians rejoice.

1998
SNL's Ambiguously Gay Duo question their ''origins.''

2000
Willow hooks up with fellow witch Tara on Buffy.

2006
Batwoman returns...and she likes the ladies!

Originally posted Jun 16, 2006 Published in issue #883 Jun 23, 2006 Order article reprints