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May 21, 2012: Rumors Abound - Could Superman Be Gay?

Superman DC Comics publisher Dan DiDio told fans at the Kapow Comic Convention in London last week that one of their previously straight characters would be "coming out of the closet" soon.

    One question asked at the DC panel today at the Kapow comic convention in London, was about DC co-publisher Dan DiDio's interview with The Advocate. Specifically over the decision not to change any character's sexual orientation when relaunching the DC Universe. At the time Dan stated they would introduce new LGBT characters rather than switch orientation, but the question asked why DC would switch race, size, age, all sorts of identifying features, but not orientation.

    Surprisingly, Dan stated that they had changed DC's policy in this regard. And they are about to reintroduce a previously existing DC character who was previously straight and now will be "one of our most prominent gay characters."

Contrary to some of the hype and headlines of other media outlets, it's not Superman. Because Superman has already been introduced to the New 52 continuity.

Source: BleedingCool.com.

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