Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter encouraged a dad to accept his trans daughter

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman
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Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter re-established her LGBTQ+ allyship recently by helping encourage a father to accept his transgender child.

It all started when Carter posted a February 13 post mourning the murder of a bullied trans teen influencer named Brianna Ghey.

Carter posted a notification from local police announcing the arrest of Ghey’s suspected 15-year-old murderers. The post included a picture of Ghey smiling. Commenting on the announcement, Carter wrote, “Rest in peace, beautiful girl,” and added an emoji of the trans pride flag.

In response, a trans female Twitter user calling herself Jessica and @Thecorsairswife wrote, “Lynda. My dad grew up watching you as Wonder Woman and passed down that experience to me. Unfortunately he isn’t as open minded as you which is ironic because you’re his hero. The world needs more people like you.”

Carter responded, “Let him know I would be proud of him if he could find it in his heart to accept his trans child.”

Then, on March 8, @Thecorsairswife replied, “@RealLyndaCarter I came out to him today, he took it really well. Thank you so much.” On March 14, @Thecorsairswife posted an image of her and Carter’s initial Twitter interaction, adding, “Hey @RealLyndaCarter a while ago you said this. I told him and I told him what you said. Thank you so much xx.”

Carter replied with a smile emoticon. Fans commented on the post by praising Carter for her allyship.

Carter played Wonder Woman, a DC Comics superheroine on TV from 1975 to 1979. At the time, she was the only woman playing a superhero in a major mainstream TV series. Her role inspired generations of women, female comics fans, and upcoming actresses who’d go on to play superheroes on TV and in film. Wonder Woman is considered one of the strongest DC superheroes, nearly comparable to Superman.

Carter has stood up for trans people and their rights numerous times.

After singers Better Midler and Macy Gray made public comments accusing trans women of “erasing” cisgender women, Carter wrote, “I cannot think of anything that helps women’s rights less than pinning the blame on trans women. They face so much violence and scrutiny as is. Leave them alone and focus on the real war on women. It’s happening in the courts and legislatures around this country.”

In October 2021, she wrote, “Trans women are Wonder Women. End of story.”

In Pride month 2022, Carter reaffirmed her superheroic character’s status as a queer icon.

“I didn’t write Wonder Woman,” she wrote, “but if you want to argue that she is somehow not a queer or trans icon, then you’re not paying attention. 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.”

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