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Archie Comics Introduces a Gay Character — Interesting or Lame?

Archie Comics Introduces a Gay Character — Interesting or Lame?

This poll comes from community member Molly, who posted it in the new Let's Talk About __________? group in our TrèsSugar Community.

Riverdale High School has a new addition, and he's gay! Kevin Keller, who just joined the Archie Comic Books, is the first homosexual character to join the gang. The creator of the series had this to say about the addition, "The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie’s hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books.” Kevin isn't the first homosexual comic book character — after all we recently learned about Batwoman — but as such a huge part of my childhood, I'm always interested in Archie news. So what do you think about such a cultural touchstone introducing a new gay character — interesting or lame ploy for headlines?

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