The industry creates its own enemies, though.
By grandstanding, insulting customers and stressing identity politics they make themselves targets.
And they don't argue on a level their customers engage on or respect.
You can absolutely have your minority characters. Many are even beloved!
You just have to write them well, make them a person before whatever minority group, and don't fucking engage on social media acting like your shit don't stink.
If you make indefensible shit and publicly announce that you are owed to be still applauded because you are doing whatever you think to be the politically correct thing, you lower the general standing of your profession.
If you produce a quality comic with good characters, you will see that the readers will actively defend your work no matter what minority group the characters may be a part of.
As an example off the top of my head:
Angela: Queen of Hel was a mess of a book full of the writer's opinions and ended in a complete meltdown of both writer and story over the backlash. This was however nothing to do with a general hatred for magical lesbians.
Looking at the USAvengers run, it featured a team that was mostly gay characters but nobody protested the fact. For one because they were all either new characters or established as gay, but also because they worked as characters first and were not defined by their sexuality alone.
Do bigots just disappear when the comics are good?