On Thursday, Archie Comics announced that a new gay character would be brought into the world of Archie and the Gang.
Archie's hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books," said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics co-CEO.
I'll admit that it's not exactly Stonewall, but I'm beginning to think maybe gay rights comes into little steps like this one. Who would have thought the people behind one of the most America-centric comics in history would be so gay-friendly?
(I also might be partial because the new gay character's name is Kevin.)
Kevin's going to roll into town, beat Jughead at a burger eating contest, and then shoot down Veronica when she falls for him.
What I love is that they're not going to do some special episode where Kevin gets beaten up, and Archie learns about tolerance. They're just working him into a comedic story like any other character.
Now, for the other comics--
Come on, don't you think it's time Cathy had a gay friend?