Alright, unpopular opinion time.
I really don’t like the idea of Bisexual Steve Rogers. I think it’s a stretch, not to mention dangerous, to associate “friendly” with “bisexual”, to mistake “friendly” for “flirty”, and to manufacture bisexuality in a preexisting character rather than glom onto actively bisexual characters in fiction.
And yes, there aren’t that many. I know that. I understand the need to pick out an existing character and say, “See? He’s bisexual because he’s nice to women and men!” I get it. I do. I want more representation as much as anybody else.
But - but! - I don’t think this is the way. I don’t.
It’s not that I don’t get the importance of queer/LGBT interpretations of existing characters, because I do. But I think, in 2014, that it’s time to move beyond “Well, they might be…” and towards “This character definitely is because…”. I’m tired of hypotheticals, I’m exhausted by queer-baiting and half-measures, and I’m not interested in playing pretend.
Bring me canonically bisexual characters. That’s what I want. It’s 2014. It’s fucking time.