The Flash Season 5 Will Introduce Another LGBT Character


Considering how expansive The CW’s DC TV lineup has gotten in recent years, it comes as no surprise that varying ethnicities, religions and orientations be represented. In fact, the third of those just mentioned will be touched upon rather generously in the coming year because, don’t forget, a lesbian hero in the form of Batwoman will be introduced in the next major crossover event before being awarded her own series. Not only that, but John Constantine’s bisexuality will be explored over on Legends of Tomorrow, with a transgender crimefighter, Dreamer, set to debut on Supergirl.

When it comes to The Flash, though, Patrick Sabongui’s David Singh and Wentworth Miller’s Citizen Cold will soon be two among several (and probably counting) LGBT folks to either call Central City home or roll through town.

You see, according to, it was vaguely revealed at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel that more diversity will be incorporated in this sense. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you if it’ll be in the form of a new character altogether or someone known to DC Comics readers, but it’s certainly exciting to hear.

Furthermore, it’s also unclear if the person in question will be a hero or villain, or if they’re an ordinary citizen. If indeed they do have an affinity for costumes and masks, there are still several guys and gals that’d make fine additions to the Arrowverse.

Knowing how the Scarlet Speedster and his pals are no strangers to exploring alternate universes, it’d be cool if, say, Alan Scott, the Green Lantern of Earth-2 in the comics, were to pop in. This may just be wishful thinking though, because it seems like we’ll never get a ringslinger in the Arrowverse – even if Alan’s jewelry works much differently than the likes of Hal Jordan and John Stewart’s.

The Flash returns for its fifth season on Tuesday, October 9 on The CW.