Ohio gay couple gets married inside of NYC comic book store

Ceremony coincides with X-Men character Northstar's wedding to fiancee Kyle

Ohio gay couple gets married inside of NYC comic book store
20 June 2012 Print This Article

Midtown Comics Downtown in New York City opened a little late on Tuesday (20 June) but for a very good reason: inside the store, two gay comic book fans were getting married.

The ceremony of Scott Everhart and Jason Welker was timed to coincide with the release of Astonishing X-Men #51 which features the highly anticipated wedding of comic characters Northstar and his partner Kyle.

The couple exchanged their vows under a banner of Northstar and Kyle doing the same.

The post-ceremony entertainment including a band playing It’s Raining Men and the theme song to Spider-Man. The wedding cake’s decorations included images from famous Marvel weddings.

The couple then went across the street to the Eventi Hotel for a reception.

Everhart, 39, and Welker, 33, are from Columbus, Ohio. They met online and had one of their first dates at a comics-related event. The couple was selected for the ceremony at Midtown Comics from more than 50 applicants.

Northstar is a former mutant member of Alpha Flight and was the first character in the X-Men franchise to ever come out as gay. Northstar, who can move and fly at supersonic speeds, gains superhuman powers through his mutation and he uses them for the betterment of society.

Northstar first said the words "I am gay" in a 1992 issue of Alpha Flight #106 which sold out in a week. Previously, his apparent lack of interest in women was implied to be due to his obsessive drive to win as a ski champion.

But his sexuality was not focused on in the rest of the Alpha Flight series. It wasn’t until Northstar joined X-Men as a regular in 2002. His relationship with Kyle, a sports manager at his company, was revealed in 2009.

The Gay Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has posted more photos from the ceremony HERE.



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