Let's celebrate Pride Month and look at all the LGBTQIA+ champions in League of Legend. Who should we drink to this month?
With so many champions, you'd think that Riot Games would make more champions part of the LGBTQIA+ community, but we unfortunately have to make due with what we have. Which isn't a lot.
Still, today, in honor of pride month, we wanted to look at all champions that have been confirmed and hinted at to being part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Please note that you shouldn't actually speculate about somebody's sexuality, but these are literally video game characters so don't come for me. I'm just trying to make a living here.
LGBTQIA+ Champions in League of Legends
Below, you will find a list of both confirmed and speculated LGBTQIA+ champions in League. Some don't need an introduction, we all know that Leona and Diana are a thing, and we're still crying about the tragic story of theirs. Some others might need an explanation, and you will get it in a second.
- Caitlyn (Gay) – Speculation
- Diana (Gay) – Confirmed
- Leona (Gay) – Confirmed
- Graves (Gay) – Confirmed
- Nami (Bisexual) – Confirmed
- Neeko (Gay) – Confirmed
- Rell (Bisexual) – Speculation
- Taliyah (Transgender) – Somewhat confirmed
- Twisted Fate (Bisexual) – Confirmed
- Varus (Gay) – Speculation
- Vi (Gay) – Speculation
Caitlyn and Vi had a beautiful relationship in Arcane that pretty much confirms they're super gay for each other. However, it being hinted at is no confirmation (the Superwholock fandom can probably sing you a song about that one), so we will have to wait for Arcane season 2 to find out more.
Graves and Twisted Fate were the couple of Riot's Pride Month 2022. We were super happy to see these two together and being confirmed to be part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Such a wonderful addition.
Nami was only recently confirmed to be bisexual through Legends of Runeterra. There, she's even in a poly relationship! That's so cool! Good job, Riot!
Rell being bisexual is merely a speculation based on her voice lines. Many fans wish for her to be bisexual, so they take these voice lines as confirmations, but they're not. Please keep that in mind.
Taliyah's situation is a bit complicated. Riot confirmed that she was supposed to be trans, but they changed their mind last minute. So far, they haven't come out and confirmed or denied whether or not she's now actually fully trans. So, we'll just have to wait and see.
Varus is debatable. He's literally made up of two gay lovers, so does that automatically make him gay? Many believe so. I'm not so sure. I don't even know if Varus is a real human. Certainly not with his abyssal win rate.
And that's it. Unfortunately, not a very long list with even less confirmed LGBTQIA+ champions, but we will keep our eyes and ears open. Here's to hoping that Riot will add more champions to the pool soon.