This style awoke contemporary and later associations with homosexual culture. Is the Joker gay and in love with Batman? Learn more More Like This. That's where it started. Our culture has not always been comfortable presenting the realities of sexuality, but it has always found ways to explore its fascination with manifestations of sexuality. Since you're asking me, I'll say no, I don't think he is… I certainly understand the gay readings, though.
Obviously as a fictional character he's intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay.
Batman can't come out as gay – his character relies on him being in denial
Why is Batman named Batman? Is Batman DC or Marvel? Why is Batman rich? The gayness of Batman was not just a joke about sidekicks, it was a scrap of identification for a starved gay audience. Batman is not gay.
No,it doesn't appear that he is. It created what Wertham called "a wish dream of two homosexuals living together," a visible idealization of a same-sex relationship in an era when homosexuality had no mainstream recognition. A wealthy bachelor living with a young boy. My boyfriend is 23 and he makes me feel younger and brings youthful joy to my life. Bob Kane Bill Finger Other contributors. The Joker 's sidekick Harley Quinn was also revealed to be bisexual by the DC Comics official Twitter in June as she doesn't consider gender when initiating relationships.