#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend so queer kids who feel weak can see a superhero who's strong and powerful being comfortable with who he is— frankie (@queerhealy) May 24, 2016
According to Metro UK, Twitter user @thewntersoIdier started the campaign because the LGBT community doesn't get enough representation on screen.
Fans are already speculating that Steve Rodgers, portrayed by Chris Evans in the film series, should end up with Bucky Barnes rather than Sharon Carter.
Apparently a guy dating his dead girlfriend's niece is less weird than a guy dating another guy#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend— sad Bucky' ?v?? F?x (@ValenzFox) May 24, 2016
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend— sara saw cw (@kissingallavich) May 24, 2016
You can choose between:
- James Buchanan Barnes
- Bucky Barnes
- The Winter Soldier
However, a few others voiced opposition to the campaign as well:
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend is stupid, make your own superhero and make them transgender rather than whining about the current ones.— Lucas Marshall (@Lucas_Le_Fou) May 24, 2016
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend is more communities and activist trying to force others into living in their head canon. Piss off.— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) May 24, 2016