LGBTQ* Moments in (Major/Familiar) Comic Books You Should Know
Northstar — (1992) Comes out in Alpha Flight #106 * first really significant coming out for Marvel *
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*
Terry Berg’s Gay Bashing — (2002) Terry, friend of Green Lantern, is attacked because of his sexuality. Green Lantern #154
Midnighter Gets Married — (2002) Midnighter and Apollo marry in the graphic novel Transfer of Power
Batwoman — (2006) Kathy Kane comes out
Rictor and Shatterstar Kiss — (2009) Rictor and long-time “friend” Shatterstar share a kiss in issue X-Factor V. 3 #45
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.
The Young Avengers Hulkling and Wiccan — (2005-2012) Marvel releases boyfriend storyline. The two share a kiss years later in 2012.
Northstar and Kyle Wed — (2012) in Astonishing X-Men #51