Meet a Bisexual Leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so let’s introduce you to a bisexual comic character The Cluracan is based on an Irish629302-cluracan drunken leprechaun.

He is blonde, handsome and somewhat amoral. He drinks a lot and offends other creatures a great deal.

The Cluracan is a courtier of the Queen of Faerie and the brother to Nuala, the Dream King’s fairy servant.  Cluracan features in Season of Mists, Worlds’ End, The Kindly Ones, and The Wake. He is strongly reminiscent of the “trickster” archetype also associated with Loki, who is also bisexual.

Following the events of The Kindly Ones, Cluracan manages to offend his queen so badly that she sends him to the court of Llinor, where tradition demands that he marry a lady of the royal house. Fortunately, Cluracan’s nemesis – who is identical to the faerie in every way except his sexual orientation – had grown weary enough of solitude to take Cluracan’s place.

The Cluracan is based on the Irish mythology, the Cluricaun and was created in 1989 by Neil Gaiman for the comic seriesThe Sandman. The series features leading lesbian and transgender characters, and The Cluracan talks about having sex with women and men with a lot of wine.

Mike Szymanski
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Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]