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April 23, 2015

Fans have accused the comic book writers of biphobia

Marvel Comics' editor-in-chief and top writer has defended the outing of Bobby Drake/Iceman.

In the new issue of All New X-Men, the young time-travelling version of the ice-wielding mutant is outed as gay by psychic Jean Grey.

In the comic, Iceman thinks he could be bisexual. Grey, on the other hand, tells him she knows he is 'full gay'.

Some fans have accused the Marvel writers of biphobia or bisexual erasure.

April 14, 2015

People are a little obsessed with Iron Man and The Hulk...

In the second Avengers film Age of Ultron, the superheroes are closer than ever.

But maybe not this close.

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner, who star in the upcoming Marvel film, joined Jimmy Kimmel last night.

During one of the segments, the late night host showed the cast some sexy, some very sweet erotic slash artwork created by fans.

To one of Downey Jr and Ruffalo's characters shirtless and in a sexual pose, Hemsworth jokes: 'That's just another day on set.'

April 4, 2015

Hearty local food in a restaurant that celebrates the region's history

Narvik is one of the key towns in northern Norway.

As a result of the Gulf Stream weather pattern, it is a major port that is ice-free during the winter months. 

It was for this reason that it was selected as the harbor from which Sweden would export the iron ore mined from nearby Kiruna.

February 7, 2015

Beautiful stories told without words, we meet the writer who is continuing the tradition of gay art and literature.

Writer and editor Dale Lazarov has been publishing gay literature since the 1980s. In 2005 he made the move into graphic art with Sticky – a collaboration with artist Steve MacIsaac.

Now focusing primarily on this genre, Lazarov researches and develops the story and then collaborates with an artist to draw the scenes.

Simplistically you could describe these works as gay erotica, and there is an undoubtedly sexual edge to Lazarov's work, but these are also unique and compelling stories that explore modern gay life.

February 6, 2015

The man behind Spiderman, Iron Man and the Hulk says it 'never occured' to him

Stan Lee has explained why never created a gay superhero.

The creator of many beloved Marvel comic book characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Hulk, has said it never 'occurred' to him to make one of them gay.

'No, I really have not,' the 92-year-old said. 'I don't think it's necessary to have every type of person in the world in the stories.'

Lee said writing about gay characters is something he can't write about because he doesn't know much about it.

September 23, 2014

Director had denied all allegations in suit which has been withdrawn by accuser

With a well-publicized sex lawsuit now behind him, Bryan Singer has been confirmed to direct the next X-Men film.

August 5, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy star has said he has been welcomed into the Marvel family with open arms

Guardians of the Galaxy might be the biggest film on the planet right now, but prepare now to get even more excited.

Star Chris Pratt, who went from tubby and adorable to an adorable hunk, has been doing several interviews to promote the new film.

Sitting down with Buzzfeed’s Whitney Jefferson the other day, he was asked about whether he had seen any of the X-rated fan fiction written about the Marvel universe.

‘Do you anything about the fan fiction on the Marvel stuff that is online?’ she asked.

July 7, 2014

South African mom Michele Macfarlane has written a book about how she split from her husband after falling in love with the couple’s female au pair. She talked to GSN about the backlash she has received to the memoir’s publication…

Michele Macfarlane is not the first woman to split from her husband after falling in love with another women, but she is one of the few to write a detailed, brutally honest account of this turbulent period of her life.

I Left My Husband for the Au Pair details how Macfarlane fell for her nanny and her subsequent family break-up.

December 7, 2013

Weather reporter doesn't let two dancing men keep her from talking about hurricane Xavier

Before we get to the beefcake, let's be serious. Please be safe during Atlantic storm Xavier. It has hit Great Britain, and its winds have reached 98 miles per hour.

According to the Voice of Russia the storm, which could be the worst northern Europe has seen in 30 years, will also batter the Netherlands, Poland and southern Scandinavia.

November 21, 2013

Benjamin Deeds is a brand new superhero with the power to shape-shift into any person - man or woman - at will

Marvel has revealed a new gay, gender-bending superhero in the new instalment of the ‘Uncanny X-Men’ comic books.

Benjamin Deeds came out in the 14th issue released this week.

With the code name ‘Morph’, the high school student has the power to shape-shift his appearance – as well as his gender - at will.

Joe Taraborrelli, senior communications manager of Marvel Entertainment, said he hoped the character would continue the company’s rich tradition in storytelling.

November 7, 2013

Bisexual actress Saffron Burrows will play lesbian comic book character Victoria Hand in next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – the first time an openly LGBT Marvel character has been portrayed on screen

Marvel Comics will have its first openly gay character portrayed on screen when actress Saffron Burrows plays openly lesbian character Victoria Hand in next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

Marvel made the announcement that Burrows would play Hand yesterday in a blog post with the first pictures of Burrows in the role.

November 7, 2013

Bisexual actress Saffron Burrows will play lesbian comic book character Victoria Hand in next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – the first time an openly LGBT Marvel character has been portrayed on screen

Marvel Comics will have its first openly gay character portrayed on screen when actress Saffron Burrows plays openly lesbian character Victoria Hand in next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

Marvel made the announcement that Burrows would play Hand yesterday in a blog post with the first pictures of Burrows in the role.

October 28, 2013

Marvel Comics writer Al Ewing has confirmed he intends to write Thor’s brother as a gender bending bisexual in the upcoming series Loki: Agent of Asgard

Marvel Comics’ Loki will be written as bisexual in 2014’s Loki: Agent of Asgard comic book series in line with Norse mythology.

The character’s sexuality was confirmed by writer Al Ewing on his blog Scream, Robot Scream! on 23 October in response to a fan query.

‘Yes, Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that,’ Ewing posted.

‘He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.’

In Norse mythology Loki is depicted as a cunning trickster who had the ability to change his shape and sex.

June 20, 2013

Exodus International president Alan Chambers has officially apologized to the harm they have caused to the LGBT

The 'gay cure' Christian ministry claiming to be the oldest and largest in the world has shut down and the directors have apologized to the LGBT community.

In a press release posted on the ministry’s website Wednesday night (19 June), the US-based Exodus International announced the decision to close after nearly four decades.

January 1, 2013

Did comic finally go too far on CNN's live New Year's Eve coverage?

Kathy Griffin didn't drop an f-bomb during CNN's live New Year's coverage. She also didn't try and take her clothes off and she didn't scream down to a heckler that she wasn't trying to 'knock dicks out of your mouth.'

No, that was all in past years.

This year, the sixth year she teamed with Anderson Cooper for the telecast, the red-headed comic merely tried to simulate giving oral sex to Cooper.

'Did you drop something,' Cooper said to Griffin as she was down on her knees.

December 28, 2012

Says Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, and Rhode Island are next

Since Chad Griffin took over the reins of the Human Rights Campaign last June, three US states made history by passing ballot measures making gay marriage legal.

Now the head of the largest LGBT civil rights organization in the US is looking ahead to 2013 with even more ambitious goals.

November 25, 2012

Immigration officials come for French-Canadian X-Man Northstar, whose legal status is at risk despite having married his American boyfriend

Not even X-Men are safe from America's anti-gay laws.

In no.56 of Marvel Comics' Astonishing X-Men, immigration officials come looking for Jean-Paul Beaubier, a.k.a. Northstar, who earlier this summer married his American boyfriend Kyle Jinadu.

The Jinadu-Beaubiers face an apparent risk from the US government because DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

September 5, 2012

DC Comics further diversifies its Green Lantern universe by introducing an Arab-American superhero

Newly out and proud superhero Green Lantern will be given an Arab-American sidekick in the latest series of the comic book.

DC Comics confirmed in June that the orginal Green Lantern, Alan Scott, will be rebooted as gay.

Now the company's chief creative officer and writer of the revamped series, Geoff Johns, has announced the addition of an Arab-American character.

Simon Baz will be a superhero based on its creator's own background as an American with Lebanese ancestry from Detroit.

August 13, 2012

X-Men character's sexuality beats Hulk and Spider-Man to become one of most discussed topics among Marvel comic fans

Gay superhero Northstar has fought off the Hulk, Spider-Man and Captain America to become Marvel's most talked about character on social networks in the US.

The X-Men hero who broke new ground by being the first comic book character to marry a person of the same sex was one of the hottest topics being discussed among fans on the internet last month.

July 10, 2012

Florida Family Association calls wedding of X-Men characters Northstar and Kyle 'immoral social propaganda'

Don't expect The Florida Family Association to send a wedding gift to newlyweds Northstar and Kyle whose wedding was featured in Astonishing X-Men #51 published last month.

The group blasts Marvel Comics and parent company The Walt Disney Company for the June issue of the comic book and asks its members to send emails urging Disney, Marvel and comic retailers to pull the issue from the stands.

July 10, 2012

Florida Family Association calls wedding of X-Men characters Northstar and Kyle 'immoral social propaganda'

Don't expect The Florida Family Association to send a wedding gift to newlyweds Northstar and Kyle whose wedding was featured in Astonishing X-Men #51 published last month.

The group blasts Marvel Comics and parent company The Walt Disney Company for the June issue of the comic book and asks its members to send emails urging Disney, Marvel and comic retailers to pull the issue from the stands.

June 2, 2012

After Green Lantern Alan Scott has come out, DC Comics will ensure Earth 2 has a diverse cast

DC Comics has pledged to add more homosexual characters after the revelation Green Lantern Alan Scott is gay.

The new out and proud superhero will first appear in next week’s issue of Earth 2 published on 7 June.

But he will not be last, as writer James Robinson told gay website The Advocate.

June 1, 2012

DC Comics confirms rumors that the Green Lantern will be relaunched as gay

DC Comics have confirmed rumors that the orginal Green Lantern, Alan Scott, will be rebooted as gay.

Fans were already told that a major character would be outed this month and comics site Bleeding Cool speculated this week that it would be the twice-married superhero, Lantern.

May 28, 2012

MSPs pledge support for Marvel Comics' gay marriage issue as government prepares to make a decision on equal marriage law

The Scottish Parliament is backing the wedding of two gay X-Men characters.

Scottish Labour Party MSP Mary Fee lodged a motion, supported by eight of her colleagues, which states that the parliament welcomes the same-sex marriage of Northstar and Kyle in Marvel Comics’ May issue of the Astonishing X-Men series.

The motion also says that the parliament ‘agrees that same-sex marriage should not be restricted to the world of literature and fantasy’.