Published on May 22nd, 2012 | by James Johnson1
X-Men To Feature Comics’ First Gay Wedding
Forget President Obama endorsing gay marriage, that’s old news now that the team at Marvel Comics has decided to present the first instance of gay marriage in a mainstream comic book. The wedding between Canadian X-Man Northstar and longtime boyfriend Kyle Jinadu appears in next month’s issue titled Astonishing X-Men #51.
Jean-Paul Beaubier, better known as Northstar, was the first openly gay character to be introduced in a top selling comic, Northstar come out of the closet in 1992.
Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso tells Rolling Stone:
“When gay marriage became legal in New York state, it raised obvious questions since most of our heroes reside in New York state. Our comics are always best when they respond to and reflect developments in the real world.”
While the wedding will set a milestone Alonso says at least one of Northstar’s team members will turn down the wedding invitation, reflecting the controversy that can often surround gay weddings in certain circles.