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Iconic DC Comics Hero Green Lantern Comes Out As Gay

Iconic DC Comics Hero Green Lantern Comes Out As Gay

Iconic DC Comics Hero Green Lantern Comes Out As Gay

The OG Green Lantern Alan Scott is finally living his truth in Infinite Frontier #0!

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Beloved DC Comics superhero Green Lantern is finally ready to start living in his truth! 

According to a report from GamesRadar+, Alan Scott — the first man who originally held the Green Lantern moniker when the character was first introduced to the world back in 1940 by creator Martin Nodell — has a touching coming-out moment with his two children in DC's new Infinite Frontier #0 comic!

As Bleeding Cool also points out, this isn't the first time Alan's queerness has been explored in a DC title (he had a boyfriend and was openly gay in the Earth 2 series back in 2012), but getting to see such a heartfelt moment where Alan as a father comes out of the closet and explicitly says the words "I'm gay" to his accepting children is still groundbreaking, especially considering how far LGBTQ+ representation has come in recent years in the comics world! 

But this isn't the only good news queer Green Lantern stans have had in the past few months! 

Back in October 2020, it was announced that TV producer and Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti would be developing a live-action Green Lantern series for HBO Max that will be inclusive (and gay!) AF! 

Deadline reported that the show, like the comics, will be incredibly diverse, featuring many different characters from all over the universe who take on the Green Lantern mantle, including Alan Scott, Simon Baz (the first Muslim-American member of the Green Lantern Corps.), and Jessica Cruz (a Latinx-American member of the Green Lantern Corps. who made her first appearance in Justice League #31 back in 2014). 

"Both of these original DC properties we’ll be creating for HBO Max will be unlike anything seen on television," Berlanti said in a statement reported by Entertainment Weekly in 2019 when talks about a live-action Green Lantern series (and an anthology series entitled Strange Adventures) first went underway. "An anthology series of cautionary tales set in a world where superpowers exist, and, in what promises to be our biggest DC show ever made, we will be going to space with a Green Lantern television series, but I can’t reveal any more about that just yet."

Knowing such an iconic hero is part of the LGBTQ+ community makes us feel seen in ways we couldn't even imagine in years past, and we can't wait to see what's in store for the future of the Alan Scott character!

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel