Original Wonder Woman Star References Iconic Spin To Champion Trans Rights

Despite living in modern, progressive times, the hate train on the LGBTQ+ community seems to see no end. That’s why any chance that someone chooses to openly advocate for their rights deserves to be known, especially if it’s from someone who’s popular and who can influence for the better. Original television Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter tweeted support for the trans community by referencing the iconic spin from her 1975 series.

“Over the years I have heard that 'the spin' has resonated with trans people,” wrote Carter. “It's no wonder why. We should all have the chance to be our truest, most empowered selves.” The spin was featured in the Wonder Woman television series as a fast way for Carter to transition from the civilian Diana Prince to her superhero alter ego. Before the spin's creation, Wonder Woman typically switched into her star-spangled outfit via sheer super speed or by swooping her lasso around herself.

This isn’t the first time that Carter has genuinely communicated her feelings about the trans community. In 2021, Carter offered a rebuke to Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling's transphobic remark, tweeting: “You don't have to be trans to understand the importance of respecting trans people and affirming their identities. Life is just too short. I can't imagine how it makes any sense to use one's fame and resources to put others down.”

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Over the years, Wonder Woman's sexuality has been the center of numerous discourses among critics and fans, but multiple creators who have worked on Wonder Woman over the years, from writer Greg Rucka to actor Gal Godot, have addressed the characters' sexuality, with many calling Diana the first bisexual superhero, which was officially confirmed during the DC Rebirth storytelling initiative in 2016.

Carter also expressed her viewpoint surrounding Diana’s sexuality, “I didn't write Wonder Woman, but if you want to argue that she is somehow not a queer or trans icon, then you're not paying attention,” she tweeted last June. “Every time someone comes up to me and says that WW helped them while they were closeted, it reminds me how special the role is.”

The Wonder Woman series that ran from 1975 to 1979 made Carter well-cherished by fans, not to mention the actress’ welcoming personality. Her most recent tweet about the iconic spin gathered positive responses from fans who expressed their gratitude to Carter, who had the guts to speak on their behalf.

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“I have loved you my entire life and with this test, you’ve helped me as a trans person figure out another reason why. You helped show me that transformation was possible. 🏳️‍⚧️❤️🏳️‍⚧️” @imarajones wrote.

User @kinosminion wrote, “Thank you for being a bright ray of hope in a sometimes too-often dark world. A wonderful on-screen fictional hero rarely turns out to be portrayed by an equally heroic and wonderful off-screen person in reality.”


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