Black Mask Studio’ scifi bounty-hunting extravaganza Kim & Kim isn’t just an incredibly fun comic book, but a hugely personal story for its writer, Magdalene Visaggio.
Every year, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) releases a “Studio Responsibility Index” that analyses the visibility of LGBT characters in the last year of movies. It was not a great year for Disney—but GLAAD has pointed to a galaxy far, far away where they could easily make some improvements.
The gay subtext of the relationship between Batman and Robin has been the butt of jokes for decades. Over at Slate, Glen Weldon adapts an extract from his book, The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture, that examines the history of Batman’s relationship with Dick Grayson and its homoerotic undertones.
When All-New X-Men #40 released, a major topic of discussion was the fact that a younger, time-displaced Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman, came out as gay. But ever since, fans have wondered if this meant the present-day Bobby was simply in the closet, or maybe not gay at all. Seven months later, we finally have the answer.
South Dakota’s only gay club is dead when I show up on a Friday night. A Katy Perry song thumps on a dance floor so vacant it looks fit for an open house. There’s a lone lesbian chain-smoking outside and two guys slurping vodka near a row of empty bar chairs.
When Wildstorm became a DC Comics imprint, Midnighter became one of DC’s greatest gay characters. As part of DC’s recent publishing revamp he’s finally gotten a new solo series, a first in nearly a decade—and so far, Midnighter represents one of the best portrayals of an out superhero in comics right now.
This week saw the launch of Constantine: Hellblazer, a new DC ongoing series for everyone’s favorite British Occult Detective. And while its first issue is enjoyable in and of itself, it has one notable little element to it: The comic is portraying John Constantine’s bisexuality more openly than ever before.
Over the years, there’s been a steady rise of out gay superheroes in both Marvel and DC’s rosters — and now that number has grown a little larger, with the revelation in tomorrow’s All-New X-Men #40 that one of the founding members of the X-Men is gay.
In response to a Star Trek writer's excellent rebuttal to a homophobic reader, we've had a lot of discussions in the last 24 hours about diversity in science fiction, how Star Trek should show a wider ranger of sexualities onscreen, and why alien sexuality and reproduction shouldn't necessarily resemble that of…