Sunday, June 03, 2012

DC Comics has just confirmed that one of their superheroes, the Green Lantern, is gay. The media/showbiz industry is thought by many as supportive of LGBT people and issues, but with a small number of exceptions, as this blog has mentioned more than once before, that couldn't be further from the truth.

A few celebrities have come out in favour of equality, but most haven't. For example, Jonathan Ross: we know he has a history of mocking gay men, and that he's content for The Sun to taunt Roy Hodgson about rhotacism, but what does he think about marriage equality? With a lesbian daughter you'd think he would want to speak out in favour of that issue.

And despite being a huge comic fan - Jonathan likes to visit Comic Con in the USA - he's still yet to comment on DC Comics' Green Lantern. It's not as if he hasn't been asked.

Original Green Lantern from 1940

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