Blogs by Matt Kane, Associate Director of Entertainment Media at GLAAD
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After weeks of speculation, DC Comics confirmed today that the iconic superhero they would reveal as gay is none other than the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, who will be seen kissing his boyfriend in next week’s issue of Earth 2. What’s more, Earth 2 writer James Robinson told the Advocate that the book will feature a diverse cast that includes at least one more gay character to be revealed down the road.
In a new profile in The New York Times, Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons discusses his role in Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart and his current Broadway run on Harvey. Though Parsons hasn't previously commented on his personal life, the paper also notes that Kramer’s play resonated with the actor on a personal level because Parsons is gay and in a ten year relationship.
It was officially announced today on ABC’s The View that Marvel’s comic book character Northstar would become their first LGBT super-hero to walk down the aisle when he marries his boyfriend Kyle in the pages of Astonishing X-Men next month.
In a new video, Jamaican reggae artist Beenie Man says he respects “each and every human being” regardless of their sexual orientation. The video is a response of sorts to the global protests against his music and concerts that resulted from years of the artist writing and performing songs calling for the murder of gay people.
This week in New York, the five major broadcast networks previewed their upcoming fall seasons for advertisers, and gave us all an idea of what the 2012-2013 broadcast television season will look like. Though it’s still early, we already know of several new shows LGBT viewers should definitely look forward to.