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Date: 06/01/12 12:45 PM

57 Responses to DC Comics Reveals Green Lantern Is Gay [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    Link: DC Comics Reveals Green Lantern Is Gay - It`s official! Green Lantern, one of DC`s oldest heroes is gay. Did you guess correctly in the `Is Batman Gay?` post?
  2. Profile photo of mon360
    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    of course he`s gay, how else could the movie suck so much dick?
  3. Profile photo of swoop408
    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    He likes twinks too, apparently.
  4. Profile photo of Thdot
    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    fag.
  5. Profile photo of AnalSax
    AnalSax Male 30-39
    38 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    I guess they`re being careful. If there`s a backlash, you can easily kill him and the ring will pick a lesbian.
  6. Profile photo of tsheriff
    tsheriff Male 18-29
    256 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    i dont care about gays or what ever but superheros are characters that people are supposed to look up and be inspired by and i dont think a gay person is very inspiring
  7. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    what will dr. sheldon cooper say about that!
  8. Profile photo of thatjimguy
    thatjimguy Male 30-39
    458 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm
    You know, I could care less about gay marriage, but I really get sick of the various media pushing it so much. I doubt anyone could say this was done for nothing more than politics and influence more than story lines and character development. For crying out loud everything is gay now. You can`t argue against people who talk of a "gay agenda" when it looks very much as if there is one.
  9. Profile photo of Dirk_Diggler
    Dirk_Diggler Male 18-29
    56 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    First the movie and now this. I`m not against gays at all but I don`t really see how this will help GL at all. This just seems like its being forced on us so then DC can go "Hooray, we aren`t gay bashers, see we have a gay character...just like marvel!" Seems like my child hood favorite super hero is slowing being destroyed.
  10. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    @tsheriff: Oscar Wilde? Freddie Mercury? Ian McKellen? Alan Turing?

    Comics have been crap and same old for a long time now. This makes it better to some people, same old to most people and worse to very few people. If they can die about 50 times, they can have buttsex.
  11. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    You go girl!
  12. Profile photo of Thdot
    Thdot Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    @ Dirk Diggler

    HaHa. Your childhood hero gobbles the sausage.
  13. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Being gay is finally starting to gain acceptance as normal and natural, so it is essential that some characters in all media and fiction are seen as gay. Gay kids need to see they are normal- and have heroes and characters to inspire them. This is a good thing- and if it is an agenda it is a good one. Not long ago a female superheroe would have been shocking, this is just the same.
  14. Profile photo of JDplaysFF
    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
    626 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    "i dont care about gays or what ever but superheros are characters that people are supposed to look up and be inspired by and i dont think a gay person is very inspiring"

    Oh, I don`t know, just going out on a limb here, but maybe its inspiring to gay people? They`re also people too.
  15. Profile photo of Keegan31
    Keegan31 Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    Except this isn`t Hal Jordan, the guy almost everyone thinks of as GL. It`s Alan Scott on "Earth 2."
    So he`s not really THE Green Lantern suddenly turning coming out as gay, he`s simply A Green Lantern that happens to be gay. Not nearly as controversial as I was hoping.
  16. Profile photo of thatjimguy
    thatjimguy Male 30-39
    458 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    @madduck Yes, it is being more accepted, but there is SO much media out there that we will find out quite quickly if people are truly born that way or if it is the influence of media plays a part. I guess we will see by the next generation.
  17. Profile photo of FredSpudman
    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    @thatjimguy this And media isn`t science.
  18. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    @Keegan31 nailed it. If it`s not Hal Jordan, I don`t care.
  19. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Not really thatjimguy, just because gay people become more visible due to societal acceptance does not mean there are more of them. If it was the influence of media that `made` gay people then there would not have been gays when being gay was punishable by a long and painful death, we know there were- but many,many kept very quiet indeed.
  20. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    "i dont think a gay person is very inspiring"
    You don`t know until you walk a mile in a gay mans pumps.
  21. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    at least it`s not hal jordan. it`s just some new guy from an alternate earth.
  22. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    @madduck
    No that`s only in AMUUURICA. They are still uneducated on the matter. No doubt this will blow up over there.
  23. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    8bit, you know figures for who supports Marriage Equality in the UK is just about the same as for the US right?

    So is it URRRUUUUP we should be referring to here?


    Also, how sweet. I mean that sincerely, tis a good day for diversity.
  24. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    I still say it should`ve been Aquaman...
  25. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    Duh, he wears jewelry.
  26. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    Yep, I knew this weeks ago and even revealed it here in an earlier post.
  27. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    June 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    And the ring chose him? GAAAAAY.
  28. Profile photo of Trillian42
    Trillian42 Female 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    @Solvent: Aquaman only likes fishsticks, though.
  29. Profile photo of markust123
    markust123 Male 40-49
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    June 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    @tsheriff "i dont care about gays or what ever but superheros are characters that people are supposed to look up and be inspired by and i dont think a gay person is very inspiring"

    Say that after you have stood in the Sistine Chapel looking up at what a master artist (who happened to be gay) painted. I guess the gay Leonardo da Vinci was not very inspiring either. Or to bring it back to this century how about Freddy Mercury? He was pretty damn inspiring. At least two of his songs get played at pretty much every sports event. How about the lesbian Justin Bieber? She is loved by millions.
  30. Profile photo of fghj
    fghj Male 30-39
    392 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    thats so gay theres like 50 different green lanterns
  31. Profile photo of mon360
    mon360 Male 13-17
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    June 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    @8BitHero
    don`t be a turkey!
  32. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    "I doubt anyone could say this was done for nothing more than politics and influence more than story lines and character development."

    It was done because they needed a token gay character since they`ve changed the timeline and there`s no longer a gay son to use. But good for you for always thinking the best of people!
  33. Profile photo of sicker
    sicker Female 30-39
    325 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    How about the lesbian Justin Bieber? She is loved by millions.

    This.
  34. Profile photo of PeRsOnAaNiMa
    PeRsOnAaNiMa Male 18-29
    192 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    I don`t mind a gay character, every one has their stories and there development. However, I don`t like the fact that they are changing an established character due to outside pressure.
  35. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    Gerry, what would you do with the Green Lantern`s ring.
  36. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    I would not be bothered in the least if a writer decides to make a story featuring a homosexual. What bothers me is that to them this is an event worthy of a press release. Essentially using this characters sexual orientation to earn them money. It`s like they miss the whole point that him being gay should not be a big deal. Who a character in a book decides to f/uck is just a tiny part of the story, unless you are making stories about f/ucking.
  37. Profile photo of ultimakewl
    ultimakewl Male 18-29
    833 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    @personaanima
    i can understand that but would you rather they kill off a beloved character just to bring in one that is homosexual rather than just have the current one `come out?`
    i can name 3 green lanterns off the top of my head and i dont even read comics or watch any of the cartoons or anything else. it would be much more work to create an entirely new character and be much less meaningful. to have him come out shows that even superheroes arent immune to social pressure and makes the whole thing a lot more like what a young homosexual teen would feel.
  38. Profile photo of Sathon
    Sathon Male 18-29
    248 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    Creating a new superhero and making him gay would be showing that they acknowledge and are accepting of the gay community. Taking a well-established super hero who was obviously not intended to be gay when he was first created and suddenly making him gay is a publicity stunt.

    This reminds of of when J.K. Rowling all of a sudden decided Dumbledore was gay long after she had written and published all of the Harry Potter books without a single hint of any such thing.
  39. Profile photo of ultimakewl
    ultimakewl Male 18-29
    833 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    @enjin
    i couldnt agree more. society will never get over its prejudices as long as there is someone keeping track of how many black, hispanic, asian, female, homosexual, transgender, etc people have held what position. its even more irritating when its a fictional character and position. i felt the same way when it was announced peter parker was gonna be replaced by miles morales who is apparently half black and half hispanic.
  40. Profile photo of thatjimguy
    thatjimguy Male 30-39
    458 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    @lessah Sorry, but there is no reason to assume this was done for no other reason other than publicity.

    @Fredspudman got me there. I even watched that video before. Media may not be science, but I wasn`t claiming that it was.

    @madduck We`ll just have to wait and see just how much of an increase there is I guess. I can understand there will be an increase no matter what, but how much will influence play a role? Can you say that influence never has anything to do with someone being gay?

  41. Profile photo of cndycnelne
    cndycnelne Female 18-29
    81 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    @sathan I agree with you. 75% of my friends are gay/lesbian or bisexual and so obviously I support gay rights but I feel like this is wrong and definitely a publicity stunt and not done for the right reason. That is just my opinion though
  42. Profile photo of chicagorob1
    chicagorob1 Male 40-49
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    June 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    At least that explains Ryan Reynolds!
  43. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    This post is gay.

    Waka waka.
  44. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    It seems like a sales generating stunt (how many mint copies of this ish are going to be squirreled away in nitrogen-filled baggies in anticipation of a retirement bonus one day?). But I suppose a gay hero won`t attract any more attention than a black character one day.
  45. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    Total cash grab!

  46. Profile photo of BostonKaiser
    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    June 2, 2012 at 12:02 am
    And not a drat was given by anyone with half a brain.
  47. Profile photo of onoffonoffon
    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2012 at 12:09 am
    Wouldn`t that make him rainbow lantern?
  48. Profile photo of Mister_C
    Mister_C Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2012 at 1:09 am
    But it`s not, it`s one of the Alternate Universe versions of the Green Lantern, not the one everyone knows. Lame.
  49. Profile photo of KitFox
    KitFox Female 30-39
    595 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 1:16 am
    This would have made the movie WAAAYYY better.
  50. Profile photo of Fortitude
    Fortitude Male 30-39
    255 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 1:33 am
    I was picking the Flash, and this isn`t The Green Lantern, its ONE of the green lanterns!
  51. Profile photo of photomstr
    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 4:24 am
    some people are gay . . . get over it already!
  52. Profile photo of syke22
    syke22 Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2012 at 4:58 am
    It`s funny that this was released after the movie came out so they wouldn`t lose any sales
  53. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    June 2, 2012 at 5:50 am
    "This would have made the movie WAAAYYY better."

    Nope, it just would have been the worst GAY superhero movie ever and still be awful.
  54. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2012 at 7:40 am
    oh wow dc comics, you`re so hip and cool *rolls eyes*
  55. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 2, 2012 at 7:47 am
  56. Profile photo of Johanvb
    Johanvb Male 40-49
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    June 2, 2012 at 10:12 am
    It`s not easy being green... err, gay ;)

    I wonder if there`s going to be story where he has to rescue people from a burning church but they go all judgmental on him and refuse to be saved.
  57. Profile photo of HerColdHands
    HerColdHands Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    It`s not Hal Jordan, it`s the first green lantern. poo I don`t even read comics and I know that.

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