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‘Nancy Drew’ Is Getting A Queer Makeover

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“Nancy Drew” is joining the social justice movement after getting a queer makeover in a new comic books series that will be released June 13.

The first chapter of the new “Nancy Drew” comic book series called “The Case of a Cold Case” is set to add an LGBTQ friendly atmosphere to the popular teen detective mystery novels, according to The Guardian.

The comics books will feature a feminist Nancy Drew, characters from diverse backgrounds, alongside her best friend George, who is openly a lesbian. (RELATED: ‘We’re Queer. Get Used To It’: Second Olympian Comes Out As Gay)

“We’re seeing a real surge in female heroines and huge franchises based around women, and in the real world there feels as if there’s almost a zeitgeist around women,” author Kelly Thompson told The Advocate. “It’s a complex and interesting time to be a woman.” (RELATED: Provocative Sex Toy Ads To Appear On NYC Subway) 

“Just being women making comics about women is a statement in and of itself right now,” Jenn St-Onge, the openly queer illustrator of the series added to The Advocate.

“Very few people only encounter straight, white, cisgender, able-bodied people every day, and books that only show that world increasingly feel anachronistic at best, or exclusionary at worst,” wrote Kaite Welsh for The Guardian. (RELATED: Marvel And DC Blasted By GLAAD For Not Having Enough Gay Characters)

Marvel also joined in on revamping its popular “Archie” series by adding queer characters. The comic book series debuted Jughead as asexual in 2016, Vulture reported(RELATED: Scientists Celebrate Gay Penguins As Pride Celebrations Hit Antarctica)

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