"Green Lantern is gay!" we heard earlier this year.
Well, not really.
"Alan Scott [the Golden Age Green Lantern] is gay!" we heard.
Oh wow, being 30 years old in 1940, he's well into his 100s...could work, coming out really late in life. Or, was he retconned as gay (NOTE: in comics, when a character is given a new past history it's referred to as "retcon" or retro-active continuity). Well, no, not really either.
In the new DC Universe, the brand new never been seen before Earth-2 Green Lantern who happens to share the same name as the original Golden Age Green Lantern is gay.
Hrm, Ok. I'll take it.
But get this—regular super-heroes have a penchant for wearing skimpy spandex outfits...regular gay men have a penchant for wearing skimpy outfits of any fabric...and this dude shows up in his comic wearing a skimpy tight t-shirt (maybe I'll color it)...but his super-hero outfit is bulky armor. Not the skimpy green square cuts and red T I drew him in here. Instead of gay fan boys getting to oggle a hot gay hero in spandex, we'll have to keep oggling the straight ones. Oh well.
Overall, this is a good thing. More soapbox talk later.