In the wake of Marvel’s impending marriage between Northstar and boyfriend Kyle, DC Comics has announced which of their characters is now gay: you guys, it’s Green Lantern.
Okay, it’s Alan Scott Green Lantern, not Hal Jordan. But Alan Scott is the leader of the Justice Society in the Earth 2 continuity, and that’s pretty fantastic. As writer James Robinson pointed out on io9, one of the reasons for this change came about when he realized that by making the character younger in this continuity, they lost his gay son, Obsidian. So now the team leader of these comics will be a gay man. And that’s something to celebrate about.
Stubby the Rocket is the mascot of Tor.com and is now very curious to know if Earth-2 Stubby even has a sexual preference.