Is Captain America Gay, Bisex, or Straight?

Captain America is one of Marvel’s best superheroes of all time. There have been various versions of Captain America, but in this post, we’ll have a look at the original, Steve Rogers from the main universe. Steve Rogers is the leader of the Avengers, and as such, it’s easy to assume that his love life is almost non-existent as he spends the majority of his time battling threats. But in his history, he’s been involved in several relationships, which would then beg the question is he gay, bisexual, or straight?

Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, is straight. In the comics, he had romantic relationships with various ladies, including Peggy Carter, Betsy Ross, Sharon Carter, Connie Ferrari, Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow. In the MCU, his main love interest was Peggy Carter, whom he traveled to the past to be with after the events of Endgame.

This article will explore Steve Roger’s romantic involvements in both the comics and the MCU to give a clear picture of the character’s sexual orientation. So, if this sounds like an interesting read, be sure to stick around till the end!

Who are Captain America’s Love Interests in Comics?

Captain America is morally astute and, over the years has proven that he is indeed one of Earth’s mightiest heroes. Ever since his introduction in 1941’s Captain America Comics #1, he has gone on to become arguably Marvel’s most noteworthy superhero.

Steve Rogers was originally a skinny and weak young man from Brooklyn who had little going on for him. It’s hard to think that he had any romances at this point since he wasn’t much of a looker. However, once the Super Soldier Serum was administered to him, he was transformed into a ripped and handsome man.

This must have caught the attention of a few damsels even though World War II was in full gear. His later romantic involvements would prove that the Super Soldier Serum, apart from giving him superpowers, did him some justice in the looks department.

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In the comics, Captain America was only ever portrayed as a straight character. There are no indications that he was ever involved with a man. The comics are full of evidence that he was involved with numerous women, including:

Peggy Carter- She appeared early on in Steve’s life and was assigned to look out for him after he got the Super Soldier Serum. Eventually, the two fall in love, but only for a short time, as Steve gets frozen in ice for decades.

Cap with Peggy Carter.

Betsy Ross- Captain America had a relationship with Betsy Ross, aka Golden Girl. She was also his side-kick though she didn’t know that it was actually Steve behind the mask. Eventually, Steve is frozen. She ends up marrying Jeffrey Mace, who was the third to take up the mantle of Captain America after Steve’s disappearance.

Sharon Carter- She is Captain America’s main love interest in the comics and a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Steve is enchanted by her resemblance to Peggy, and they soon become an item. It’s later on revealed she’s Peggy’s niece and grew up listening to stories of Steve from her aunt.  Steve doesn’t realize this relationship till later on.

Gail Richards- Steve Rogers and Gail Richards were engaged until Cap’s final mission, where he was frozen. What he didn’t know was that Gail had conceived. After Steve’s disappearance, she gives birth to a son. She gives up the child to the American government and raises him to be like his father. Gail, on the hand, marries Steve’s best friend, James “Bucky” Barnes, and they have four kids.

Connie Ferrari- Captain America had a love affair with lawyer Connie Ferrari, but things didn’t go smoothly between them. Steve was against her representing criminals in court, and she wasn’t happy he’d hidden the fact that he was Captain America from her. After breaking up, they’d still maintain a good friendship.

Scarlet Witch- Wanda Maximoff always had a crush on Steve in the comics. The two were friends for decades before they decided to take things to the next level in the Avengers Disassembled storyline. However, their relationship didn’t last very long.

Steve and Scarlet Witch.

Bernie Rosenthall- Bernie met Cap while he was still reeling from the loss of Sharon Carter. Because he was mourning, he didn’t pursue her immediately but eventually, after several dates, they became an item and were engaged. Their romance eventually ended, and they parted ways.

These are just a few of the women Cap was involved with in the comics. Others include Black Widow, Natasha Stark, Diamondback, Rogue, and so on.

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While the comics have revealed that Steve Rogers is straight, fans have always alluded to the fact that Cap and his best friend, Bucky Barnes, were probably closer than the writers let on. Still, in the comics, the two were only just close friends and not actually lovers.

However, one version of Captain America, a teen by the name of Aaron Fischer, appears in the 2021 storyline The United States of Captain America and is portrayed as being gay. This version has a boyfriend.  

Who are Captain America’s Love Interests in MCU?

In the MCU, Captain America was only ever portrayed as straight. His main love interest in the MCU was Peggy Carter.

Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter first met in Captain America: The First Avenger. Steve Rogers was a skinny and sickly guy with a thirst to join the war efforts, but he was always denied due to his nature. However, he gets chosen for the Super Soldier project, and this is where he encounters Peggy, who is a British MI6 agent.

Right from the start, we see sparks between them. Peggy is enamored by Steve despite the fact that he’s a skinny weakling. They grow quite close by the time Steve is imbued with the super soldier serum and transformed into Captain America.

While their relationship progresses, things don’t go so well as Steve is frozen in ice for close to 70 years as a patriotic popsicle. Peggy waits for Steve to show up for their date, but he never does.

Peggy does end up dying in Captain America: Civil War putting a rather anticlimactic ending to their relationship. The fact that he never got to experience life with the love of his life is something that hounds Steve endlessly.

Fast forward to the events of Avengers: Endgame, where Cap is given the duty of returning the Infinity Stones to their original timelines. After doing so, he goes back in time and decides to stay with Peggy in the past and share a life with her as he’d always wanted.

Apart from Peggy, Steve also had a moment with Sharon Carter, Peggy’s grandniece in Captain America: Civil War. Sharon is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent assigned to pose as Cap’s neighbor. The two have a great friendship bordering almost flirtatious. The two would end up kissing briefly, but nothing more than this was ever pursued.

Steve and Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, also kiss in the movie Captain America: Winter Soldier, but a relationship between them is also never explored.

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So, if the MCU is anything to go by, Cap was as straight as an arrow!

The Bottom Line: Is Captain America Gay, Bisex, or Straight?

From the foregoing, it’s safe to say that the original Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, is straight.

As aforementioned, he had romantic relationships with various ladies in the comics, most significantly Sharon Carter and Betsy Ross. There’s no evidence that he was involved with men.

In the MCU, his main love interest was Peggy Carter though the producers of the movies toyed with the idea of a relationship between Steve and Sharon Carter as well as one with Natasha Romanoff.

Aaron Fischer is the only version of Captain America who was confirmed as being LGBTQ+. Other than that, all evidence point to the fact that the main universe Captain America is straight.

  • Miriam is an ardent literary and cinematic consumer, with a particular interest in the sci-fi, fantasy, and thriller genres. She is a self-professed Marvel and DC geek, having an unrivaled in-depth knowledge of both universes.