Lynda Carter who played Wonder Woman discussed going to a gay bar. (Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
Lynda Carter, AKA the original Wonder Woman, spilled the tea on the first time she went to a gay bar.
In the interview with GLAAD‘s Anthony Allen Ramos, Carter recalled when her friend, make-up artist Way Bandy, took her to a gay club during her time on Wonder Woman in the ’70s.
“We pranced in and all the men were dancing together. It was very audacious New York gay bar. It was hysterically funny. I just enjoyed being around my gay and lesbian friends so so much.”
Carter added: “I don’t enjoy the hard times and there is no way that you can understand it unless you live it. And I don’t pretend I do.”
The conversation moved on to the issue of politicians attacking drag queens.
Such attacks have become increasingly common in the US – with Republican Florida governor Ron DeSantis even suggesting that parents who take their children to drag shows be investigated.
Right-wing protests against family-friendly drag events have spread from the US to the UK. In Bristol, in July, a drag story time was forced to reschedule due to “aggressive” protestors.
The interviewer asked Lynda Carter what she thought about politicians suggesting that people younger than 18 shouldn’t attend drag events.
“I know you have spent some time around drag queens. What is your reaction to this latest attack on the community?” Ramos asked.
Carter simply responded: “What I think the most scary thing is at story times and birthday party are clowns.”
Carter has been an ally to the LGBTQ+ community throughout her career. Recently, the actor posted a series of tweets detailing how Wonder Woman is a queer icon.
In a tweet she wrote: “I didn’t write Wonder Woman, 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.”
I didn’t write Wonder Woman, 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.
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) June 1, 2022