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'X-Men' Star Shawn Ashmore Wants To Play Iceman As Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The actor who brought Iceman to life in the blockbuster "X-Men" film series said he's open to playing the iconic character as gay in the futur...

Original 'X-Men' Character Iceman Confirms He's Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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Original 'X-Men' Character Iceman Comes Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Original "X-Men" member Iceman is set to make a big revelation this week: he's gay. The iconic character makes the surprise declaration in the All...

Archie's 'Heroic' Act Will Save Gay Character's Life

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the do-gooder comic book icon. The famous 73-year-ol...

Which Cosplayer Wins?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Weird News

With New York Comic Con happening, and Halloween fast approaching, people everywhere are scrambling to get their costumes together fast. If you're hav...

Batman: Old, Narcissistic And... Gay?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A contentious new book is re-imagining the lives and sexual exploits of iconic comic book superheroes as they age, and specifically constructing the o...

10 Moments That Shaped LGBT History In Comics

| Posted 06.24.2013 | Books

Originally posted on Bookish: Comic books have made a fascinating forum for the real-life strides and setbacks of LGBT rights, from antagonism to ...

LOOK: Archie Comics' Gay Kiss Based On Real-Life Controversy

AP | MATT MOORE | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

-- It's just a quick kiss, but it's a long step forward for Archie Comics' only openly gay character Kevin Keller. The Riverdale teen finds his life...

'X-Men,' 'Buffy' And 'Batwoman' Among Comic Books Honored For Gay Content

Joseph Hughes | Comics Alliance | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced its nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD media awards, which "recognize and honor media fo...

Groundbreaking Gay Character Planned For Popular Comic Series

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has always cultivated a solid gay fanbase in both its television and print incarnations. Now the "Buffy" comics series, whi...

LOOK: RuPaul Gets The Comic Book Treatment

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The world's most famous drag queen is trying a new crown on for size -- that of comic book heroine. Written by Michael Troy and illustrated by Nat...

GaymerCon, The First LGBT Geek And Gaming Convention, Secures Funding, Faces Criticism

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Updated on August 7th at 3:45pm, after GaymerCon organizers were reached for comment. On August 1st, a group of queer and ally gamers and technolog...

How 'Spandex,' The First All-Gay Superhero Team, Came About (PHOTOS)

Martin Eden | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Martin Eden

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'Astonishing X-Men' Creators Dish On Marvel's Historic Gay Wedding

Flash Steinbeiser | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Flash Steinbeiser

Marvel Comics' Astonishing X-Men is set to experience a new sound effect on top of its booms, whams, and snikts: the bong of wedding bells. Specifically, it's the wedding bells of Marvel's first gay marriage between longtime X-Man Northstar and his civilian boyfriend, Kyle.

Why It Is Important To Have Queer Comics

Maria Burnham | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maria Burnham

A young boy experiencing thoughts or feelings that may be completely foreign to how he was raised can find some truth and validation in a comic book. Will it have openly gay characters who don't treat homosexuality as something to be ashamed of or disguised?