21st November 2013
Marvel Comics announces new gay character in X-Men comic 3
5:24 PM — A new gay character has been announced by Marvel Comics in its Uncanny X-Men series, but the comics giant downplayed the coming out as just a "small facet" of his character.
10th September 2013
US: Gay man announced to replace Batwoman writers who left after DC Comics ‘prohibited’ gay wedding 1
1:06 PM — Following controversy at DC Comics when two Batwoman writers announced their departure after the company "prohibited" the superhero's lesbian marriage, DC publishers have since hired an openly gay man to take their place.
9th September 2013
DC Comics publisher: Batwoman can’t have a gay wedding as heroes ‘shouldn’t have happy personal lives’ 8
4:48 PM — A DC Comics co-publisher has responded to the resignation of two writers of the Batwoman comic books over the character's lesbian wedding which was "prohibited", to say that the reason was really because "heroes shouldn't have happy personal lives."
5th September 2013
US: Batwoman writers abandon DC Comics after lesbian superhero’s wedding is ‘prohibited’ 5
1:47 PM — Two writers for DC Comics' Batwoman have declared they are abandoning their publisher after finding out the lesbian superhero's marriage, first revealed in February, is to be "prohibited" as a storyline.
5th August 2013
Book features ageing Batman in relationship with Robin, and friends with Sir Elton John 2
4:34 PM — A new novel which re-imagines the story of Batman and Robin sees the hero him come out, and in a relationship with the iconic sidekick, as well as being friends with Sir Elton John.
11th April 2013
DC reveals transgender character in first for mainstream superhero comics 6
6:08 PM — A supporting character in DC Comics' 'Batgirl' revealed to the main character that she is a trans woman in the most recent issue, with the series' author adding a transgender comic book hero should be introduced in the near future.
6th March 2013
US: DC Comics artist pulls out of illustrating Superman comic due to anti-gay author furore 2
3:00 PM — The artist scheduled to illustrate a series of Superman comics has pulled out amidst a controversy surrounding DC Comics' hiring of a writer who has spoken publicly about his opposition to gay rights.
25th February 2013
Marvel Comics’ Wolverine reveals love for and kisses demigod Hercules 11
4:51 PM — Marvel Comics character Wolverine is the latest character to come out as gay, as he and demigod Hercules announce their love for one another in the latest issue of the comic.
Batwoman proposes to her girlfriend amidst DC Comics anti-gay Superman writer row 4
1:30 PM — DC Comics' Batwoman has proposed to her girlfriend in the latest instalment of the comic strip, amidst controversy surrounding the publisher's decision to hire a writer with anti-gay views to write for another title.
16th February 2013
Gay author offers to write Superman for DC comics to ‘balance’ hiring of anti-gay writer 10
7:09 PM — A gay author has written an open letter to DC Comics requesting that an openly gay writer be hired to write for a Superman comic, following a controversial decision to hire an anti-gay writer for the series.
14th February 2013
DC Comics defends choice to hire anti-gay writer in response to calls for Superman boycott 9
3:53 PM — DC Comics has responded to criticism and calls for a boycott after it hired an anti-gay writer to work on a new digital first Superman comic book to be launched later this year.
11th February 2013
Fans call for boycott of DC Comics for hiring ‘homophobic’ writer for Superman 18
6:05 PM — DC comics has come under criticism for hiring an anti-gay Mormon writer for a new digital-first Superman comic book to be launched later this year.
25th January 2013
Judge Dredd comic writers say that he ‘could be gay’ 10
2:53 PM — Writers of the Judge Dredd comic series have caused a stir with fans, by suggesting that the title character of the comics might be gay.
1st June 2012
Green Lantern is to be reintroduced as a gay man 107
9:25 PM — One of the oldest and most established characters in DC Comics, Green Lantern, will be revealed as gay in the forthcoming title, it has been confirmed.
28th May 2012
Reports: Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, would be revealed as gay 32
10:54 PM — After it was revealed that a major character of DC Comics would come out as gay, lesbian or bisexual, sources close to the company have suggested that the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, might be that character.
21st May 2012
DC Comics superhero to come out as ‘prominent’ gay character 87
4:35 PM — A major DC Comics character is likely to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the not too distant future.