In light of the passing LGBT Pride Month, comics are celebrating the acceptance of all sexual orientations through LGBT comic characters and themes. Even more exciting, Archie Comics' only gay character Kevin Keller finally got his very first kiss!
The romance and drama all takes place in Pop Tate's diner in Riverdale. After Kevin and his boyfriend lock lips, one Riverdale mom spots them and causes a huge scene at the diner. Kevin, unfortunately used to that kind of behavior, doesn't overreact, but it's feisty Veronica who gets upset for her friend. Of course, Veronica records the entire dispute and uploads it to the Riverdale equivalent of Youtube. This, in turn, starts a pretty heated debate for the Riverdale community.
The strict censorship of writing about gay and lesbian themes was enforced by Comics Code Authority up until 1989. Although this didn't stop everyone from writing about gay characters, comics were definitely not as liberated and open to the content as they are today. We can anticipate that in the near future we will see more LGBT comic characters in a positive light and as our superheroes.
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