At the London Comic Convention, DC Comics editor-in-chief Dan Didio announced that a prominent DC character will be coming out as gay very soon. Though characters like Batwoman and Voo Doo are lesbian and bi-sexual respectively, a major character hasn’t been portrayed in this manner. It’s not someone that has been revamped recently with the DC Universe launch, so that cancels any notions of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern or Wonder Woman. Could it be a gay Flash? Many of the gay community believe the embrace of the their people (Marvel’s universe will be having a gay marriage soon) in the comic world is due to acknowledging their gay fanbase. Michael Kane, associate director of media and entertainment for GLAAD says “When creating these fictional worlds it’s important to show the full diversity.”
Interesting to see how many stories like this have emerged since the President supported gay marriages. Do you think people’s views are genuinely changing or is some of this to gain more votes/sales? Let us know.