Down the Aisle at Superhuman Speed
May 22, 2012 by Eric Cameron, Digital Media Specialist
Super news today for marriage equality.
Longtime X-Man Northstar will be proposing to his civilian boyfriend Kyle in Astonishing X-Men #50, on sale tomorrow. A massive wedding is set to follow in June’s Astonishing X-Men #51.
The X-Men have long been considered a metaphor for marginalized communities, including the LGBT community. Northstar famously came out of the closet in 1992, and June’s same-sex wedding will be a Marvel first.
Yesterday, we reported that DC Comics will reintroduce a formerly straight character as gay. It’s a groundbreaking moment for LGBT characters in the comic book world and such an inspiring message to young readers on the diversity of heroism.
Image courtesy of Marvel