Aquaman revealed to be queer in Young Justice: Outsiders

By Tribute on August 1, 2019 | 9 Comments

Young Justice: Outsiders Kaldur

The latest episode of DC Universe’s Young Justice: Outsiders reveals the new Aquaman is part of the LGBTQ+ community.

The series follows a group of teenage superheroes struggling to balance saving the world and their everyday lives.

In the series’ most recent episode, “Quiet Conversations,” Kaldur, who has just become Young Justice‘s new Aquaman, appears to be dating another Atlantean man. In the 18th episode we see Kaldur enjoy a passionate kiss with a male member of King Orin’s court.

Although it is not clearly stated that Kaldur is gay or bisexual, he is definitely here and queer.

This latest revelation shouldn’t come as a shock to fans of the Aquaman comic books, as the second Aqualad came out shortly after his introduction back in 2010.

The series first aired in 2010, but was cancelled after its second season. However, after a high viewership count it was restored for a third season in 2016. ~Emily Chavez

Comments & Discussion

  1. Katrina • August 1, 2019 @ 10:37 AM

    I bet no one will comment on this after seeing what happened to Mario Lopez for his completely innocent and apt comment.

  2. Shay • August 1, 2019 @ 1:52 PM

    Astute, Katrina! Everyone’s a target these days, it’s better not to say anything at all.

  3. Pure BS • August 1, 2019 @ 3:50 PM

    What is the purpose behind this? Why are cartoons being used to perpetuate the gay agenda???!!! The alphabet community ain’t shit! They know that this is wrong! Only thing you’re doing is perpetuating an image to be ingrained in a child’s mind!

  4. RL • August 1, 2019 @ 4:54 PM

    I’m pro-do-whatever-you-want-with-whoever-you-want but……..

    C’mon – even I am getting sick of this. I don’t remember being bombarded with headlines like: SUPERMAN IS STRAIGHT! He was found kissing Louise Lane in the latest issue.

    If they want to normalize the LGBTABCDE community, then stop making such flamboyant claims about it! If it’s normal, it shouldn’t be a headline.

    Can’t wait until the pendulum stops and goes back again.

  5. Natalie Stack • August 2, 2019 @ 12:23 AM

    Who cares?

  6. Dennis Clark • August 2, 2019 @ 1:30 AM

    I’ll keep it short and to the point, so sick of these freaks of nature being shoved our faces makes me puke !

  7. Adam Foidart • August 2, 2019 @ 2:08 AM

    I’m appalled at some of the other comments I’ve seen on this forum. Why is it a big deal? Because there are bigots out there who still wish LGBTQ people were stuck hiding in the closet and don’t believe they deserve to be represented in the media.

    They’re making the character true to the stories which created him. It was a great show even before this revelation.

  8. CDubya • August 2, 2019 @ 7:56 PM

    I totally don’t think this needs headlines, but I am certainly all for the equal representation. I do hope soon, it’s just commonplace to see it in movies/tv/cartoons etc..along side the straight stuff. It should not be a big deal or make waves or headlines this day-in-age. I LOVED the Young Justice 2 seasons and was waiting for them to come back as I heard the rumours they were making a 3rd season and now I can continue watching.

  9. David • August 12, 2019 @ 1:11 AM

    I was going to say: The guy in the image is not Aquaman. Aquaman is not gay. That is Aqualad.

    I had forgotten that they did another season of Young Justice. I haven’t seen it because those jerks over at DC haven’t released their streaming service in Canada yet.

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