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08/06/2013 05:37 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Kevin Keller's Gay Kiss: Archie Comics' Dan Parent On Groundbreaking Comic Book Issue

Archie Comics continues to push the envelope -- and we couldn't be happier!

Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in the Archie universe, has been at the epicenter of a media frenzy in recent months. His debut marked the first time an Archie comic sold out, his marriage was boycotted by One Million Moms, and there was even a day in his honor this summer, in which the "It Gets Better" Project released a video about how the character came to be.

Creator Dan Parent spoke with HuffPost Live about Archie Comics' first gay kiss, and how the One Million Moms backlash actually planted the seed for the same-sex PDA storyline in the first place.

Watch Parent's interview above, and to see Kevin's kiss for yourself, pick up the latest issue in comic stores tomorrow!

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