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Panic and Prayer: The Christian Right Responds to Archie's Death

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
The Christian right prayer and panic machine went into overdrive this week upon learning that comic book icon Archie would die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. Here's a partial round up.

Archie's Death Latest Comic Book to Inject Reality

By Derrick J. Lang | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
Freckle-faced Archie will meet his demise when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on senator Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character, who's pushing for more gun control in Riverdale.

Bluewater Comic Releases "Big Gay Comic Book"

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
For Gay Pride Month, Bluewater teams up with popular LGBTQIA website, LezGetReal.com, to celebrates the lives of the icons and activists, performers and pundits who have made a difference in the gay community.

Freddy Mercury Comic to Reduce HIV Stigma

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 13, 2014
Bluewater Productions has released a new comic book biography on the life of Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman who died of AIDS as a way to address and hopefully reduce continuing stigma around HIV.

Bent-Con Celebrates Gay Geekdom

By David Perry | Saturday Nov 30, 2013
Celebrating LGBTQ icons in the industry, both real and animated, Bent-Con is one part expo, one part networking extravaganza and the one time the LGBTQ community can as a whole joyously expose the world to its full-frontal nerdity.

New ’X-Man’ Character Identifies as Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Nov 21, 2013
Comic books have been progressive when it comes to LGBT visibility and Marvel Entertainment recently announced that a new character in the "Uncanny X-Men" series would identify as gay.

Does Apple Think LGBT Comics Are Inappropriate?

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday May 29, 2013
Apple apparently ordered a comic book app to cut 56 comics, including some LGBT comics, from its app store because they do not meet the computer company’s guidelines.

Archie Comics’ Gay Kiss a Poke at Real Controversy

By Matt Moore | Monday May 20, 2013
Archie Comics’ upcoming issue centering around the comic’s gay character pokes fun at conservative groups that have criticized the series’ attempt to tackle LGBT issues.

DC Comics Reveals First Transgender/Bisexual Character

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Apr 13, 2013
DC Comics announced that they introduced their first transgender character in a new issue of "Batgirl."

Batwoman Proposes to Girlfriend in New Comic

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 22, 2013
Gay comic fans may be excited to learn that Batwoman will be proposing to her secret girlfriend in the comic series’ upcoming issue.