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Marvel comic book character Northstar will become the first gay super-hero to walk down the aisle when he marries his boyfriend Kyle in the pages of “Astonishing X-Men” next month.
When he came out in a 1992 issue of “Alpha Flight,” Northstar became the first major gay superhero. Now the comic book world also has out characters like Batwoman, the Question, Wiccan and Hulking.
Soon Northstar aka Jean-Paul Beubier will accomplish another first, marrying partner Kyle Jinadu in June.
Pride month also is when DC comics will reintroduce an “iconic” male superhero as gay.
“When a major comic publisher like Marvel not only includes, but publicly celebrates the legal wedding of two of its gay characters, it is a reflection of how supporting same-sex couples has become the new normal,” said GLAAD president Herndon Graddick. “Readers expect to see their realities portrayed in these fictional worlds and today that includes married gay and lesbian couples.”