I wanted to highlight some of Marvel’s queer heroines- Xi’an Coy Manh (Karma), Raven Darkholme (Mystique), Heather Douglas (Moondragon), Julie Power (Lightspeed), Elizabeth Braddock (Psylocke) and Mariko Yashida (Sunfire).
Xi’an Coy Manh (with Kitty Pryde)
Xi’an’s feelings for Kitty are (apparently) unrequited, but they have a very sweet friendship, and it looks like Xi’an hasn’t been in any relationships so far.
Raven Darkholme (with Irene Adler)
Rogue’s mothers. Their relationship remained subtext for a long time, and unfortunately, Irene is dead now. But it was a powerful, long romance that shaped both women.
Heather Douglas (with Phyla-Vell)
Heather has been in relationships before, but always for a purpose; not for personal fulfilment. Phyla was the first person to make her truly happy. Phyla died as well, but Heather’s had visions of her being alive, so who knows?
Julie Power (with Karolina Dean)
Julie has been a super hero since she was ten years old. (Her age now is nebulous, because comics.) She met Karolina fairly recently; their relationship is new, and there’s no telling what path it will take. So far, it’s pretty adorable.
Betsy Braddock (with Cluster)
Betsy joined the X-Men years ago, but only recently has she shown interest in women. It’s, um, complicated, but she and Cluster had distinct feelings for each other before the three Fantomexes decided to rejoin. Hopefully she won’t be the last woman in Betsy’s life.
Mariko Yashida (with Mary Jane Watson)
Mariko was the Sunfire of Earth-2109 before she joined the Exiles, a band of misfits chosen to travel the multiverse and fix what went wrong. On Earth-8545, she met MJ Watson, aka Spider-Woman, and they fell in love. When Mariko was killed, the team brought her back to that world to lay her to rest.