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Gay DC Character to Bring Comics Out of the Closet

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Okay, the soon-to-be introduced Gay DC character is certainly not the first homosexual comic book character, but the introduction is notable nonetheless.

The gay DC character’s details were in part revealed over the weekend, at the Kapow Comic Convention in London. According to DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio, a previously announced (and previously straight) superhero will be coming out of the closet in an unspecified upcoming edition, and detailed some of what fans can expect when meeting the new gay DC character.

According to comic blog BleedingCool.com, DC Comics has gone on record in the past saying that no sexuality changes should be expected for existing characters in DC universes. Comic fans asked why DC characters have changed in other fundamental ways, such as race, and of the recent change, DC VP Bob Wayne indicated that much like the President, DC’s stance on gay characters has “evolved.”

Not even a year ago, DiDio reflected the brand’s previous position in an interview about an upcoming gay DC character in The Advocate. At the time, he explained:

“One of the things we’re very focused on doing for these types of stories is rather than [change an existing] character, we want to make sure that this is the basis of who that character is right from the start.

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“So if we’re going to introduce a gay character in Teen Titans, we want to make it a new character and make sure that is an iatrical part of who he is, or who she is, right from the start so we can really lean and grow with her or him.”

The gay DC character is not the only same-sex superhero or comic icon to tackle homosexuality on comic book pages in recent years- Archie Comics introduced a gay character in 2010, and there was a gay wedding in Riverdale in 2011.

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25 Responses to “Gay DC Character to Bring Comics Out of the Closet”

  1. C D Crawford II

    Hey, look what's #1 on yahoo news this morning!

  2. Mikki Mousse

    What about Barak Obama and Larry Sinclair? They had a homosexual.
    relationship. Go to YouTube and hear Larry Sinclair explain how both.
    he and Barry had sex and did drugs.

  3. Morey Ladini

    And yet…and yet…DC keeps rejecting all my own new superhero character submissions:

    Captain (Simply) MARVELOUSSSSssss.
    Camp Thing
    Aqua (with just a sprinkle of Teal) Man.
    The Lavender Track-Light.
    The Fantabulous Four.

  4. Deborah Wilkins

    Is it just me or are we getting a little carried away with the whole gay lesbian thing? I mean, come on, the gay lesbian community is not represented in EVERY group, nor is any other segment of the population. If I were a lesbian, I would not want to be defined by that, just as I am not defined by heterosexuality. This is just getting ridiculous and it seems we're going overboard here. Just saying!

  5. Anonymous

    Great. Now kids can read and see just what butt f…ing looks likes.

  6. Derrick Hussong

    I don't care if they introduce a gay character or not but I stopped reading and collecting comic books many, many years ago because the y started worrying more about being true to life and realistic (except in art in the superhero ones which have gone toward the Hello Kitty flat Japanese style which I hate) than being escapist entertainment. As a result you had years where the Black Canary got raped, Batgirl got shot and paralyzed, Green Lantern went crazy, Superman got killed, Ironman was an alcoholic, you had samurai Spidermen and god knows how many versions of Batman. Enough is enough. Comics are supposed to be escapist. Leave the dark realism to the cult comics.

  7. Anonymous

    I see that everybody posting here is not well versed in DC. They already have a lesbian character: Batwoman. Now, you see, "the end of days" will never be upon us just because DC takes a very accepting stance on who society is composed of; not just straight white men who follow a moral code. Marvel takes a similar one also, as seen with the Punisher, Deadpool, and the new Spiderman.

  8. Michael French

    Marvel has had a gay character for a while now. Northstar and a new Avenger. Too late to be groundbreaking again DC.

  9. Samie Cordon

    While I agree as a rule, there are those of us who like the dark realism in their stories. It's still escapist for us. Just not in the same way.

  10. Miho Kobayashi

    Which one? there are many robins. 5 of them. However it will not be any of them because…. all of them but one is already in the new 52. and the one that is not is a girl. It is not any of the Robins

  11. Miho Kobayashi

    Will that be your name if you was a dc character? Stereotype name and bigotry statements… I will say looks like the end of days for anyone making outrages ridiculous full of hatred statements. All I see is insecurity and fear of something new to your own beliefs.

  12. Miho Kobayashi

    Interesting statement. But I dont see it that way… I really think some statements are untrue to what i have learned and study….. However, I don't think it is going overboard….