TV Guide is reporting that DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay. That means they’re going to take a character that wasn’t gay and make him gay.
But wait, I thought it was genetic. I thought you didn’t become gay. I thought you were born that way.
DC Comics have had alternate universes for a while but this would be an “alternative” universe, if you know what I mean. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that a guy who goes out at night in tights might come out as gay. I guess we should be surprised that it doesn’t happen more often.
I’m thinking they won’t monkey with the big heroes like Supes or Bats but maybe Martian Manhunter could go the other way, right? I mean, he’s got “manhunter” right in his name.
This isn’t the first time, though. If you’ll recall, comic book writers have been trying to wave the rainbow flag for a bit. Remember some dude in the Archie comics “married” a dude. I suspect this kind of thing will occur with increasing frequency in the near future as we all are forced to “evolve” just like Obama.