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Carmen Logie talks to CP24 about Superman coming out as bisexual and the power of positive representation


CP24 interviewed Associate Professor Carmen Logie about Superman coming out as bisexual. In the November issue of the comic, character Jonathan Kent (son of Clark Ken and Lois Lane) embarks on a relationship with his friend Jay Nakamura.

Logie, a Canada Research Chair in Global Health Equity and Social Justice with Marginalized Populations, works with communities to develop interventions to address stigma and other social ecological factors associated with HIV and STI prevention and care. Her co-edited book LGBTQ Mental Health: International Perspectives and Experienceswas published by the American Psychological Association in October 2019. Her latest book Working with Excluded Populations in HIV: Hard to Reach or Out of Sight? was published in 2021 as part of the Social Aspects of HIV Series.

Screen shot of Carmen Logie's tweet about her CP24 experience. Her tweet reads: "Talking about #Superman #ComingOutDay #RepresentationMatters #LGBTQ hope and possibility on @CP24

In the CP24 interview, Logie talks about the power of stories and the power of positive representation in combating stigma. She is also working on project that involves comic book story telling as a tool to reach marginalized populations. Logie’s podcast Everybody Hates Me: Let’s Talk About Stigma has received over 10,000 downloads.

> Click here to watch the full CP24 segment.