Not a dream! Not a hoax! Northstar got married! On the cover even!
And, in the TPB version, my N'star story was reprinted for the 3rd time, yay.
Ok, now I start getting a little cranky. All three of 2012's major gay comic stars are white. All three have BFs of color. At least two refer to their BFs with the pet name "love."
I understand from Adam that according to "the census" gay couples are more likely to be biracial than straight couples. Ok, that's cool. But when 100% of the slim representation of gay male characters are trying to be "not stereotypical" they just come off collectively as trying too hard.
I also take umbridge with this over-use of the pet name "love." Adam again goes out of his way to prove that he calls Lance "love." I point out to him that he most often calls Lance "babe."
I've noticed the over-use of "love" since I was reading early Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes and Shadow Lass called Mon-El "love." I have zero statistical data to support this, but in all my life, I've never heard anyone call their partner "love." I've heard "honey," "dear," "dearest," "my lovely," "darling," and many, many variations of someone's name, be it a formalization or casualization of it. Lest we forget the most common one I hear utilized in my gay travels, "sweetie." I myself veer toward specialty pet names like "puddin' pop," "mutton chop," and "fang face."
I am sure there might be others like Adam out there...but, again, when there are basically 2 out male heroes, how can they both call their BFs "love" and not "hotstuff" or "stud."