Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
December 5, 2012

What a year it's been for Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character who got married in a widely publicized gay wedding in January. Now, Riverdale's gay son gets to meet his hero, George Takei, who makes a special appearance in issue No. 6 of Archie Comics’ ”Kevin Keller," when the two come face to face at a science fiction convention. As part of a high school project, the students are asked to give presentations on people who inspire them and Keller chooses the Star Trek star, citing Takei's advocacy for the Asian-American and LGBT communities. "With Archie Comics, it’s a fun way and a natural way and an ideal way of advocating happily,” Takei, who grew up reading Archie Comics, told the Washington Post on his breaking the comic book frontier.