Actress Lynda Carter dressed as Wonder Woman in a star-spangled outfit with a golden crown and a blue and white cape that she holds up with her left hand

Lynda Carter stars as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman on the CBS Television Series The New Adventures of Wonder Woman.

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Why I Love Wonder Woman

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Lynda Carter was my first gay icon. Sure, I was only 2 when I first watched her as Diana Prince in CBS’s The New Adventures of Wonder Woman. But the second that catchy theme song kicked in (“Wonder Wo-maaaaaan …”), I’d spin around in circles ’til I got dizzy. One summer afternoon, I found my big sister’s star-spangled swimsuit in a drawer—and slipped it on. I ran around the house, crossing my arms in an X-formation. My aunts, slightly horrified, asked in Tagalog, “Why don’t you want to be Superman?” I rebelliously replied: “I don’t want to … I’m Wonder Woman!” Clearly, the Lasso of Truth knew something about me that I wouldn’t realize until much later.

— Nate Millado

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