Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Straight Story on Gay Superheroes

Pod Sequentialism Episode #03:  The Straight Story on Gay Superheroes.

This special hour-long, in-depth analysis of LGBT representation in mainstream comics grew out of an old column I wrote for Forces of Geek, in which I observed that considering the populations of DC's Metropolis and Gotham, or Marvel's New York and Los Angeles, it may be easier to believe a man can fly than to believe he has no gay friends or relatives. The response I got was astoundingly negative back in 2009, and I read on air some of the hateful letters that column elicited. 

In the years since passed, the track record has gotten better, but it's still nowhere near what it should be if the representation of current culture is to be considered indicative of the times.

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