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LGBTQ* Moments in (Major/Familiar) Comic Books You Should Know

  1. Northstar —  (1992) Comes out in Alpha Flight #106 * first really significant coming out for Marvel *
  2. Rawhide Kid — (2002) becomes first gay leading character in a comic book series from Marvel or DC *full of really bad stereotypes and didn’t do too well*
  3. Terry Berg’s Gay Bashing — (2002) Terry, friend of Green Lantern, is attacked because of his sexuality. Green Lantern #154
  4. Midnighter Gets Married (2002) Midnighter and Apollo marry in the graphic novel Transfer of Power
  5. Batwoman — (2006) Kathy Kane comes out 
  6. Rictor and Shatterstar Kiss — (2009) Rictor and long-time “friend” Shatterstar share a kiss in issue X-Factor V. 3 #45  
  7. Kevin Keller Comes Out — (2011) Archie Comics introduces their first openly gay character, Kevin Keller. Keller goes on to marry his partner a year later in the series and becomes Archie Comics #1 selling issue.
  8. The Young Avengers Hulkling and Wiccan — (2005-2012) Marvel releases boyfriend storyline. The two share a kiss years later in 2012.
  9. Northstar and Kyle Wed — (2012) in Astonishing X-Men #51

LBGTQ* Comic Book Moments You Should Know

Astonishing X-Men #51, Marvel Comics First Gay Wedding

Canadian X-Man Northstar will tie the knot with longtime boyfriend Kyle Jinadu the newest Astonishing X-Men comic. (June)


Images Above:

Top: Cover of  Astonishing X-Men #51

Left: Proposal from  Astonishing X-Men #50

Right:  Astonishing X-Men #51          



** You can read more about Northstar online or HERE in a KNOWhomo post*

LGBTQ Pop Culture, Literature, Comic Books, and Illustrated Firsts
(One of the) First Openly Gay Comic Book Characters
NORTHSTAR - 
* Marvel Comics
* X-Men Storyline
* First Appeared in Uncanny X-Men #120 (1979 — as part of Canadian government team Alpha Flight)
* First Mission? Retrieve Wolverine and bring him back to X-Men custody
* Power? Mutant. Can travel with superhuman speed - nearly clipping the speed of light - superhuman stamina, endurance and heightened reflexes
* Northstar was conceived as a gay character
— in early comics in the 80’s, his “lack of interest” in women was written into the storyline as a need to focus on his obsession with competitive skiing
— Marvel comics did NOT allow openly homosexual characters in their comics at this time (due to The Comic Code Authority)
— Marvel writer Scott Lobdell was given permission in 1992 to allow Northstar to say “I’m Gay” (Alpha Flight #106)
— Backlash occured and controversy
— Alpha Flight discontinued in 1994
— Northstar received own spin-off but no discussion of personal life
— Northstar returned to X-Men comics in 2002  as a regular character

LGBTQ Pop Culture, Literature, Comic Books, and Illustrated Firsts

(One of the) First Openly Gay Comic Book Characters

NORTHSTAR - 

* Marvel Comics

* X-Men Storyline

* First Appeared in Uncanny X-Men #120 (1979 — as part of Canadian government team Alpha Flight)

* First Mission? Retrieve Wolverine and bring him back to X-Men custody

* Power? Mutant. Can travel with superhuman speed - nearly clipping the speed of light - superhuman stamina, endurance and heightened reflexes

* Northstar was conceived as a gay character

— in early comics in the 80’s, his “lack of interest” in women was written into the storyline as a need to focus on his obsession with competitive skiing

— Marvel comics did NOT allow openly homosexual characters in their comics at this time (due to The Comic Code Authority)

— Marvel writer Scott Lobdell was given permission in 1992 to allow Northstar to say “I’m Gay” (Alpha Flight #106)

— Backlash occured and controversy

— Alpha Flight discontinued in 1994

— Northstar received own spin-off but no discussion of personal life

— Northstar returned to X-Men comics in 2002  as a regular character