Apr 24 2010Archie Comics' First Openly Gay Character

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I always suspected Jughead was gay too, he's just not open about it. You've gotta admit -- dude loves the meat. Get it? Because he eats a lot of hamburgers! Wimpy from Popeye too.

On September 1st, Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character, will be welcomed into the town of Riverdale.


"The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie's hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books," stated Archie Comics Co- CEO, Jon Goldwater.

VERONICA #202 features the full-issue story, "Isn't it Bromantic?" that introduces Kevin, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. Kevin Keller is the new hunk in town and Veronica just has to have him. After Kevin defeats Jughead in a burger eating contest at Pop's Chocklit Shoppe, she desperately latches onto him. Mayhem and hilarity ensue as Kevin desperately attempts to let Veronica down easy and her flirtations only become increasingly persistent.

Nice, Archie, that's awesome. Or, you know, awful if you're a homophobic bigot.

Hit the jump for a panel of the comic in which Kevin and Jughead discuss Kevin's gayness.

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ARCHIE COMICS INTRODUCES FIRST OPENLY GAY CHARACTER [archiecomics]

Thanks to DOOBIE HOWSER, Possible + Stoppable and Black, who are all convinced Archie and Jughead have been docking for years.

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I knew the end of days was coming.

man we're taking this pc shit too seriously as a culture. i predict he gets run out of town by a pitchfork wielding mob after two issues

So close of First

I'm more interested in what is going down with 'those three'.

I thought by the title that they'd be making a really big deal out of it, but it's not as bad as I'd thought. He just says "I'm gay," and that's the extent of it. Nothing special here.

That's GREAT!

Perhaps next we can have Archie Comic's first pedophile move into Riverdale, then a few people who are into beastiality... and maybe after that one or two peeps who are into necrophilia! YAY!

Back in 1990/91 when we first heard "Born Gay", I knew it would be a conduit to introduce children to homosexuality and this is just wrong. Children do not need to be taught that homosexuality is okay... they need to be taught that any sexual acts which mean eating/drinking the urine and feces of another human being is just unsafe and unhealthy.

There is a price to pay when one debases oneself simply for sexual gratification and the price just goes up as aberrant behaviors are practiced more and more.

Let grown men and women do whatever the like sexually, but let us NOT teach the children that having morals is old-fashioned or intolerant.

It has never been necessary in our society for everyone to agree with what everyone else is doing... until it comes to homosexuality.

Not only do they require us to agree that their lifestyle is not morally bankrupt, but they are now requiring that we teach our children to accept it as 'natural'.

And I say no.

Born gay is a myth that was cooked up by Dr. Anton LeVay (a gay man) in 1990 and it was shoved down the public's throat without ever having his results duplicated. And want to know why his results were never duplicated?

Because his 'conclusive' research was conducted on 357 dead people. Yes, you heard me right... ALL DEAD PEOPLE!

It's time to stop the lies. We can all live together on this planet, but I will never stop fighting to protect children from demonic (lying) brainwashing.

Selena Makeba
http://www.middatsdom.com

@6 tldnr

i think it's great. also, the more gay guys, the less competition for girls. AMIRITE!

I was expecting a flamer... they're always the first to get noticed.

@6, I lol'd.

@6 Skimmed your post, got bored, you lost credibility at Anton Levey even suggesting he had any cultural influence. Pretty weak trolling.

Re the Gay guy in Archie: could care less.

@6 Gay...
I noticed the bible quotes on your site to back up your point of view. Here's another one for ya.

1 Timothy 2:11-12

Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.

So God says STFU Selena.

Next they need to introduce a gang of drug dealers and rapists, then Archie can start working for CSI. Because that's that's like, 21st century and shit or some shit.


Also, why do the gays in comic books/cartoons always have blonde hair, blu eyes and perfect bodies? Fuck that noise, give people bear wrastlin' handle bar mustache gays. Those guys are fucking awesome.

Damn, yous people writes fasty.

@8: you are 100% right. Any straight man worth his salt knows all the hot chicks hang out with gay guys. This means since homophobe neanderthals won't be at these parties. I've done well with great women at these parties (and they didn't have penises!!).

Oops, let me finish that sentence: This means since homophobe neanderthals won't be at these parties, it's like having a whole room of women (that have real vaginas) to yourself.

I'm glad he is straight acting.
I have problem with flamboyant individuals. Their presence just makes me want to go somewhere else.
Btw, I am gay too so it's not because of homophobia...

@6 Being gay isn't some sort of sexual fetish; it's a personal preference. Get out from under that rock, will ya? You're essentially telling people who they can and can't like, and that's wrong.

@16 I totally agree. I'm cool with gay guys that act normal. Over-flamboyance is just a way of getting attention, and no matter what the orientation, I can't stand it.

Reaction 1: First gay character in Archie? How can you tell? I thought they all were gay.
Reaction 2: 2 simultaneous gay characters, THAT would be groundbreaking and daring. For Archie comics.

@6 and 13
You two better be trolling or is under the age of 13.
If not, I must inform you (though you will probably not understand and dismiss this) that you will be having a very sad life viewed form other members of the society.
No matter what bible phrase you pull out, no matter how much evidence you present to your peers, no matter how much you curse or hate... All we see is a miserable individual living a pitiful life.

@ 19 Calm down, guy. I was just dicking around, I don't really see how you could have taken my comment seriously.

@6 i dont know what planet you're from, but gays dont regularly "eat/drink the urine and feces of others". are you retarded? also, isn't it kind of ironic the same people that preach intolerance will be the first to touch a middleschooler's genitals?

Aww, I was hoping for Betty and Veronica. Chocklit femslash yum yum.

Anywho, there's plenty of Archie fanfic, involving every possible combo. Plenty of Mary Sue inserts too!

http://www.fanfiction.net/community/The_Archie_Comics_Community/24681/

6 has to be sarcasm right?
There's no way anyone could string together such an amazing clusterf*ck of the most insane anti-gay arguments and be serious about it.

Especially someone who intentionally replaces Simon Levay with Anton LaVey.
If not sarcasm, then that horrendous flaw alone invalidates anything else said...

As for the Kevin character I, as a gay man and ridiculous comic geek, couldn't care less.

@16
"Btw, I am gay too so it's not because of homophobia..."

That does not necessarily follow. Using the term "straight-acting" as a way to distinguish acceptable gays from unacceptable ones? Implies quite a lot, really.

Not PC-ing you, just pointing out you may be saying more than you think you are.

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times...

THIS COUNTRY COULD USE A GOOD NUCLEAR EVENT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYLsyNBnE5M

@6 thought you might enjoy these, i may be immoral and demonic in your eyes but your 'god' does think so highly of you either...
your ideas and words are sad. i feel bad for you.

Leviticus 27:3-7 God places a dollar value on human life; with women worth less than men.

Give no woman power over you to trample upon your dignity. (Sirach 9:2 NAB)

Exodus 21:7 God not only sanctions selling ones daughter into slavery, but he also gives out laws on how it should be done.

Deuteronomy 20:13-15 Kill all the men and boys in the cities that God “delivers into your hands,” but keep the women for raping.

Deuteronomy 21:11-14 If you see a pretty woman among the captives then just take her home and “go in unto her.”

Deuteronomy 22:5 Women that wear men’s clothing are an “abomination unto the Lord.”

Numbers 30:3-16 A woman can’t make a vow unless her husband allows it.

@ 6 GW gave you a shoutout at the end of the article! you should be happy!

@24 you sir (or madam) are indeed correct. Being gay doesn't make one incapable of homophobia and this persistent obsession with "acting straight" that exists in the gay community proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Personally I've never understood why anyone would *act* anything.
or how someone can act straight without ya know... sticking a peen in a 'gina... since that's the tell-tale sign of straightness...

People like 6 who back up their claims on homosexuality with the bible, basically need to stfu. I'm no bible humper but "Leviticus 11:12" basically says that if we eat anything living in the water, it's a sin.

OH NO'S I'M GOING TO HELL FOR EATING AT A RED LOBSTER.

Is it odd that the most shocking thing I found was the fact they still write Archie?

I don't think it's about being PC, it's about making the world realistic, it's like having a comic where there are no women characters, this would be odd because women exist, gays also exist and the Archie universe is getting so big that statistically you would eventually meet a gay person, it's just logical really.

Look how wide eyed he is - the uproar over the fact that he's gay is the perfect smokescreen to allow him to become the meth lord of riverdale.

I think the comic would be even better if, instead of Kevin Keller, they put in Helen Keller.

By the way, if #6 is real, then may God afflict her with lifelong diarrhea, every hour on the hour, amen.

way to be an anti homophobe bigot GW
who are you to judge someone for judging. how hypocritical.

@11 and anyone who says "I could care less."

Unless you people are actually trying to say you care, which is very doubtful, it should be "I couldn't care less." Saying "I could care less" just makes you sound like an idiot, instead of the prick you're trying to sound like.

you might want to check this out!!!!


http://www.newser.com/story/81125/for-10-women-can-now-pee-standing-up.html

@ everyone not an ass:

"The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive."

Umm.. does the Archie gang still hang out at the Malt Shoppe?


@ Selena Makeba:
Homosexuality has been around since before the time of Jesus. Took place when Jesus was allegedly walking the Earth and is widespread today. Teaching that is is right to hate people for their sexual orientation (or religious beliefs, skin color, culture). It will continue long after your bones are rotting in the dirt, and your children's children as well.

I myself and not gay, but I know many people who are gay and they are just as worthwhile and worthy or respect and tolerance as anyone else. They do not need people like YOU telling them what is the best way for them to live their lives.


wow
could they've come up with this 50 years ago, I'd be impressed

I *do* however "appreciate" the conversation (between the characters); *not* being "WOW YOU'RE GAY!?!?!?!??!" or similar

No. 6 is just annoyed because she can't get no dick, hence she bans homosexuality as a sin

I just love how anything involving homosexuality devolves into a moral debate with people slinging bible verses out of context. - Most of the verses referenced thus have been, in fact. I'm a devout Christian and haven't slung this many verses in anger ever. So what if the guy is gay? There are a lot bigger battles to fight than the 'rightness' of gayness. It's up to the person to decide what's best for them, not so holier-than-thou 'Christian'. If you really were a Christian, you wouldn't be flinging intolerance as you are.

In closing: Archie rules. lol.

I like how the obvious troll not only managed to offend like 30 other people, but baited a handful of them into being intolerant towards a large percentage of the population (Religious people) as a result of #6's intolerance. It's a beautiful example of how we are barely out of the jungle as a species. "Lets not tolerate this moron putting down this group of people, and lets respond by being equally moronic and put down this entire other group of people!"

Archie comics ENDED
Jughead married Midge...

kevin keller, helen keller

conspiracy

This is sick. It's a comic for children.

What's next after this? trannies in Riverdale? Trolling for aids in the Choklit Shop restroom? Maybe Mr Weatherbee opens up a Riverdale chapter of NAMBLA? Hot Dog meets Mr Hands?

Holy Troll victims batman.

The only proper response to this is :

"ARCHIE IS NOT F&^KING MR WEATHERBEE!"

PEOPLE ARE FORGETTING THE REAL PROBLEM!!

If he is the first openly gay character in Riverdale, then he is going to be either very lonely or having illicit affairs with characters behind closed doors.

Why would he move to a town with no tail? Sounds like a loser to me.

The whole "straight acting" terminology debate is getting old. Someone please come up with a one or two word term that means, "the average person on the street wouldn't know such and such was gay unless they asked," and let's be done with it.

Oh and @6: don't be such a dipshit.

I'd be more impressed if they did an Archie storyline about the Malt Shoppe discontinuing Tab and the riots that ensued.

Hate the sin, but love the sinner.
Please try to remember that when hating on @6, or anyone.

Well, I saw the picture of Kevin Keller BEFORE I saw the headline and at that point I was already thinking: "I'd do him."

I think GW is gay himself. I have noticed more than once the gay jokes, and the amount of gay suggestions he has made.

Personally I do not care, but I will agree with #6. I don't think it's right to "teach" being a flamer is 'normal'. If you need to get your nut off that bad you can't find a girl, it's just sad. If you have to find the same sex, that is sad.

@49 Your logic is terribly flawed. If a guy can't get a woman, who's to say he can get a guy either? I'd imagine both are equally as hard to obtain.

Being gay isn't a last resort, it's a choice. A straight person can't consciously switch to homosexuality just to "get their nut off."

@50
Well... guys are more dogs than women.

I love how people like #6 automatically lump in homosexuality with the worst fetishes and deviancies....how the hell do u know that all gay people are into urine or fecal based sex???... some might be true enough, but a percentage of heterosexual population also like that kinda weird stuff...typical bigot lumping "that" kind of stuff all together... and as for using the bible to back you up..well plenty of other commenter s have called you on it..... I respect some of the lessons of the bible , but its a collection of books written by a number of people...people like you just use it to reinforce your own personal bigotries... case in point... where the old testament very much encourages you to stone a adultress, in the new testament Jesus stops one such stoning with the words , let he who is without sin cast the first stone....and as for the idiots lumping gay iwth bestiality and pedophilia.....reallly?>really?...morons..... anything between consenting adults is their god damn business.... key words..consenting adults..... to quote a great man.....what a man and a woman and a midget with a balloon animal do behind closed doors is their own goshdarn business ....
p.s
I liked how understated the fact that kevin was gay, was... it was not like he danced in flamboyantly declaring it...jughead couldn't care less, other than on how he could use the opportunity to fuck with veronica.... also what IS the deal with those three?

@12 your my hero :D

@ 6

I went to your website... You're retarded.

Religion is a man made construct, it reflects the biased opinions and and beliefs of a group of people who use God as an excuse to justify their self-righteousness and prejudices.

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote "The Christian resolution to find the world Ugly and Bad, has made the world Ugly and Bad" That has never been more true than it is today.

The Bible was not written by God, it was written by men. Men with their own biases and prejudices and has been edited an innumerable amount of times to facilitate the Hate-Mongering Agenda of the Church.

Christianity cries out against homosexuality with the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah, but chooses to ignore or disregard the homosexual implications of Ruth and Naomi, as well as say that the intimate relationship between King David and Jonathan is nothing more than "Fags clutching at straws". Leviticus is often a focal point for the Anti-Gay movement, but christian leaders refuse to accept the literal translations of the original texts (one that doesn't talk about homosexuality, much less condemn it) and continues to teach a message of Intolerance and Hate to the followers of a religion based on the principles of Understanding and Love.

Plato writes "Homosexuality is regarded as shameful only by Barbarians and those who live under Despotic Governments, just as Philosophy is regarded as shameful by them. Because it is apparently not in the interest of such rulers to have great ideas engineered in their subjects, or passionate love - All of which, Homosexuality is particularly apt to produce."

Some religious leaders say that there is a very "Anti-Christian" attitude in the Gay community... Well... For the most part, it's true. A lot of Homosexuals are atheists, and don't care for the idiosyncratic beliefs of an organized religion that calls for the ridicule, violence, and hate towards the LGBT community. It is generally regarded as human nature to oppose a force that goes out of its way to hate you. Somehow, Homosexuals are vilified for this, and it's often hard to figure out why... It's simple really. By vilifying Homosexuals, the Church takes its place as the "victim", because no one wants to see the poor little Christian organization get destroyed by the evil Queers... So it's basically a giant guilt trip, and I fail to understand how we can be seen as the villain when we're the ones getting savagely beaten and murdered in the name of God.

We don't go to Churches with rainbow flags flying and megaphones blaring crude slurs and touting downright offensive Anti-Christian sentiment. We don't go out of our way to crash public Church functions, like picketing your youth group BBQ. And we don't stand across the street from the funeral of your murdered child, holding signs with their picture on them and expressing our hatred and contempt for their lives simply because they were a christian, never mind the fact that we've never met them, or even know anything about them... But the Christians sure like to do it to the Gay community.

This is an issue of mutual respect, one that the Christian community has decided doesn't apply to them. They can harass and abuse Queers all they want, but as soon there is even the smallest retaliation, the Christians will grab their leg and fall to the ground screaming like they've just been shot... Leaving the Queers standing there with a rainbow flag and a planted gun. They blatantly shift the blame, and they accept no responsibility for provoking normally peaceful people to the point that they are forced to do something drastic.

Any Fundamentalist will tell you that what I've written is an outright lie, and I'm simply and agent of the "Homosexual Agenda"...

@ 6

I went to your website... You're retarded.

Religion is a man made construct, it reflects the biased opinions and and beliefs of a group of people who use God as an excuse to justify their self-righteousness and prejudices.

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote "The Christian resolution to find the world Ugly and Bad, has made the world Ugly and Bad" That has never been more true than it is today.

The Bible was not written by God, it was written by men. Men with their own biases and prejudices and has been edited an innumerable amount of times to facilitate the Hate-Mongering Agenda of the Church.

Christianity cries out against homosexuality with the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah, but chooses to ignore or disregard the homosexual implications of Ruth and Naomi, as well as say that the intimate relationship between King David and Jonathan is nothing more than "Fags clutching at straws". Leviticus is often a focal point for the Anti-Gay movement, but christian leaders refuse to accept the literal translations of the original texts (one that doesn't talk about homosexuality, much less condemn it) and continues to teach a message of Intolerance and Hate to the followers of a religion based on the principles of Understanding and Love.

Plato writes "Homosexuality is regarded as shameful only by Barbarians and those who live under Despotic Governments, just as Philosophy is regarded as shameful by them. Because it is apparently not in the interest of such rulers to have great ideas engineered in their subjects, or passionate love - All of which, Homosexuality is particularly apt to produce."

Some religious leaders say that there is a very "Anti-Christian" attitude in the Gay community... Well... For the most part, it's true. A lot of Homosexuals are atheists, and don't care for the idiosyncratic beliefs of an organized religion that calls for the ridicule, violence, and hate towards the LGBT community. It is generally regarded as human nature to oppose a force that goes out of its way to hate you. Somehow, Homosexuals are vilified for this, and it's often hard to figure out why... It's simple really. By vilifying Homosexuals, the Church takes its place as the "victim", because no one wants to see the poor little Christian organization get destroyed by the evil Queers... So it's basically a giant guilt trip, and I fail to understand how we can be seen as the villain when we're the ones getting savagely beaten and murdered in the name of God.

We don't go to Churches with rainbow flags flying and megaphones blaring crude slurs and touting downright offensive Anti-Christian sentiment. We don't go out of our way to crash public Church functions, like picketing your youth group BBQ. And we don't stand across the street from the funeral of your murdered child, holding signs with their picture on them and expressing our hatred and contempt for their lives simply because they were a christian, never mind the fact that we've never met them, or even know anything about them... But the Christians sure like to do it to the Gay community.

This is an issue of mutual respect, one that the Christian community has decided doesn't apply to them. They can harass and abuse Queers all they want, but as soon there is even the smallest retaliation, the Christians will grab their leg and fall to the ground screaming like they've just been shot... Leaving the Queers standing there with a rainbow flag and a planted gun. They blatantly shift the blame, and they accept no responsibility for provoking normally peaceful people to the point that they are forced to do something drastic.

Any Fundamentalist will tell you that what I've written is an outright lie, and I'm simply and agent of the "Homosexual Agenda"...

Dear 12,

I love you.

I'll get back in the kitchen now.

@12: Total epic win. XD

Good for Archie Comics!

@Alpha Geek

Great post, perfectly constructed and well argued. I just hope that people like @6 understand. If anything in this topic needs to be read, it's @54/55 and maybe @12...definitely 12.

@ Alpha Geek
Do you know any good websites that have really good info on this subject that is as well constructed as yours? GREAT POST!!!

Gay guys are hardcore! They f*ck other guys in the ass for christ's sake! How more hardcore can you get?

Ew, I hate gays.
Why do we have to see them everywhere?

If he is "openly gay", that means he is open about putting his penis inside another mans hairy shithole, and letting that other man do the same to him. Do we want cartoons to be "open" about that? HELL NO

To hell with all gays.

@61 So, does Archie teach kids where put it if they're straight? To hell with you.

@ all the level headed geeks / gay allies - Thank you! Your support is much appreciated

As a gay man, but more so a geek, I definitely see a lot of mixed messages on the intertubes (ie. 4chan, moronail, bordom, etc.) When I see posts like Selena, I laugh but then the reaction to it is even better - It is awesome to read the intelligent and hilarious responses to peoples hateful words. Thank you again, all my base are belong to you

Good to see that the Geekologie community is just as retarded as any other, then.

But seriously, I know plenty of gay guys who don't do anal sex at all, just because they don't like it, just like heterosexual people don't like everything. They just have a loving relationship with their partners and I can't see anything wrong with that. Besides, it's not really my business what anybody does in their bedroom.

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! AWESOME.

Ok. Um. Everyone arguing is a moron, everyone supporting one side of the argument is a moron. The religious, scientific, medical, genetic, philosophical, constitutional, ethnic, cultural, and (most importantly) fabutastical ins and outs(TEEHEE) of homosexuality is far too large to touch in a comment post, so just don't. Also, the people jumping on the RELEJUN IZ STOOPISDS train are just as retarded as the people who make a blanket condemnation of anything else.

But yeah, the fact they are announcing this is bullshitty. Obviously a PC move for publicity. Inclusion of a character type in a fictional story should be organic, no matter what the story is. Speficially creating a character for "diversity" and nothing else is patronizing(the token black mentality). It should be more like when Archie met the Punisher. BECAUSE IT MADE SENSE! You know. Because no one likes Archie and the Punisher tried to kill him. (And yes. That is a real comic.)

Also if Archie really wanted to be current, they would probably have a drug resistant strain of syphilis, numerous abortion. and at least one poorly thought out and disappointing orgy because it's like 6 people who have been locked in a Truman Show universe for the better part of a century. And let's face it. Kids today? Total sluts. Also bad taste in music.

Gay or straight, it still beats archie meets the punisher.

Most important.... did anyone notice the extremely phallic shape in the panel where Kevin announces he's gay? That's no accident. Hilarious.

@67 you're so funny bro, saying people are retarded for making blanket condemnations of anything else AND THEN go on to say kids today are total sluts and have a different taste in music than your ass?

YOU JUST THREW YOUR FCKING POST IN THE GARBAGE SON.

Not fake but most definitely gay.

@61 "Ew, I hate gays. Why do we have to see them everywhere?"

Hey, do you really have to go around publically announcing your own sexuality here? Quit rubbing your heterosexuality in our faces, you pervert.

Im not rubbing my heterosexuality in your face. Im just speaking from the only right way .

If every man was gay, the human race would die out. Thats how bad this virus is.

@73-

If everyone used condoms, the human population would die out.

If everyone decided to be a hardware store owner, then no one would sell food, and the human population would die out.

Its about MODERATION. Gays are about 15% of the population. That's not hurting anybody.

@74
That is one theory for the cause of homosexuality. Nature's response to overpopulation. Good on you for bringing it up.

I have to LOL that Archie comics had to include Kevin's "surprise buttsecks" look in his character design sheet. Well, the lower left hand corner image is either surprise sex or his O-face.

Hahaha!!

The human race is gonna die out!? Good thing we've got you, our last pussy loving savior to keep us going! I hadn't realized the gay epidemic was a supervirus that may just lead to an equivalent of a zombie holocaust. With more showtunes, presumably. I don't actually have any gay friends though, so assuming they like showtunes probably makes me look like a real asshole.

Assuming anyone even reads Archie, and let's assume all gays made a humanity dooming evil choice, and assuming the average comic reader isn't over 30, I think showing that gay guys are human beings that do exist in this world and actually aren't all shit eating rapists is probably a good thing. Homosexuals exist, you will encounter them, even work with them. It's just a fact, so accepting that you can't stone one to death or run away like a pussy from their gay juices or whatever will be beneficial. You can't just sit there pissed off or terrified about these queers and their imaginary end of days scenario(this isn't the first time I've heard this retarded thing) You are our last hope though, so good luck and God speed, Earth is counting on you!! I bet all the lonely unsatisfied chicks that you knock up will build a bitching statue. For the sake of GW, have them make that thing out of Lego, he loves that shit! Assuming he's safe from the virus and not exclusivelt intetested in doodoo holes with no other interests. Like all gay guys are, you know.

Also, I find certain hetero fetishes that seem WAY to common, like pregnant chicks(think about it, not your baby. This is porn with a pregnant stranger.) or woman pissing shitting on each other or guys is way grosser that a couple of dudes going home with each other. Again, I'm assuming they actually go home and don't fist each other in the middle of crowded restaraunts. My girlfriend and I have always kept our pants on in public, but you know how those crazy gays all act flambouyant and exactly the same and love rubbing it in our faces, never afraid that they'll be judged for their behavior and preferences. Actually, nobody ever gives them a hard time at all! It sounds pretty awesome being gay. I can't wait for the virus to spread now! Come get me!! You still have to save the world though, dude. There's no queering you up, you've made it clear that you are all about the ladies and made of 200% testes. Gays are totally gross, that's how manly you are! Here's a tip though, for when all the vaginas are yours, I Am Legend style. When you get to my girlfriend(former! I forgot, I'll be married to a dog and raping eagles at this point!) she likes her hair pulled, but not too hard. I don't want her missing a chunk of hair when we go shopping for matching skirts! Make-overs, FTW!!

Barol, that was all for you by the way, buddy! Should I say butt buddy? I'm not sure if the virus is here yet, this is all very confusing. I'll just call you "pal" in the meantime.

To anyone interested in my previous (and unfortunately duplicated post) where I get my information: Read a book.

I'm what we call a "Militant Homosexual" and have very little patience for fundamentalists and members of the Religious Reich. You can call it as "you're being just as intolerant as they are" but fuck you. When was the last time you got the shit beat out of you for being straight? Have you ever been fired for dating the opposite sex? Or was forced to kick your roommate out of your apartment because they were straight?

If anyone is interested in my opinion, or more well thought out and informed diatribes, visit and friend me on facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/der.alpha.geek

Uh.... What does a gay comic book character have to do with geek stuff? Aren't gays chiq? Isn't chiq the anti geek?

@80, cause he is part of a comic book!

@6, et. al.

The God I believe in said it was wrong for other people to do certain things, and so I really hate when those things happen! I am the faceless believer. Some call me a Muslim extremist, and I hate those who objectify women! Some call me the Christian extremist, and I hate boys who smooch boys! Some call me the atheist extremist, and I think you're retarded for even considering that science can't explain the entire universe! I am the face of pride, and I laugh while you puny humans kill each other over nothing.

...is anyone else just bored to death by this shit?

P.S. Hurray for Archie Comics for including a gay dude just because gay dudes exist, and not making it political because it's not, it's just the way the world is. Grow up, kids.

@70 Way to totally just miss a joke. Ah, reading comprehension, my lost love. Why have you abandoned this world at the time of greatest need?

I'm not really sure why Archie comics needs a gay character. I used to read Archie when I was young and sexual preference wasn't really something I thought about then.

I think the whole argument about whether people are born gay or not is stupid because that's like saying there's only one way to get to a location. Some people are probably genetically predisposed while some people may just find it comfortable through experiences and experimentation. Just like a piece of art, there are many, many ways to arrive at the end result.

I love how so many people want to attack selena as if she went back to this to see if anyone responded to her. you guys are all noobs. I'm a good looking guy and I am sick and tired of you fags hitting on me btw. and it sucks I make the GW look small. you bible quoters, you need to go to the gospel to find out that the old laws don't apply anymore so your bible attacks don't count for shit. you're intellectual noobs. guess what? I believe in God but I don't have a religion, so what can you say about me? I, a christian, don't hate fags, just their sin they commit, but I sin too, because no man is perfect. and fags, don't take it personal, I hate ugly fat chicks or blue kitteh's hitting on me too. I murk all of you. I win....again....except against Naas, he always wins. get on your knees (and bow, not unzip my pants.)

oh god! today this then tommorrow batman & robin

@85
I totally agree that Selena just googled Archie + Gay after hearing about the comic and just spat her garbage on every site that popped up in order to please God or whatever she feels her mission is.

But the rest of your post. Oh God, the horror. I hope there is some humor or irony that I'm missing because it may be the most ignorant, trashy and borderline retarded post I've read in the history of this here internet.

I won't start on sentence structure, since the grammar nazis are pretty irritating, but...Noobs? Really? You know "fags" isn't a synonym for gay, right? It's pretty much a fucked up term to use to refer to a group of people. I'm always amazed when I meet people who aren't hateful but honestly don't even know this sort of thing. They are usually half illiterate white trash who hide it well. For future record, when you perform a quick fix, the term "ni**er-rig" isn't an actual term either.

I'm glad you're very good looking and all the gays are flirting with you. I do think that's either in your head, or they're picking up a vibe. They'd have to be if they thought they could land such a sexy dude, right?

@Clint (35)

http://alt-usage-english.org/excerpts/fxcouldc.html

Shazam!

"I believe in God but I don't have a religion, so what can you say about me? I, a christian, don't hate fags..."

Amm.. the last time I checked, Christianity was still a religion. Am I mistaken? Hmmm..

You are.

Being gay is a sexual preference, just like f**cking sheep, or little boys. I'm atheist, and prefer to do the nasty with females. The genetic angle is BS. Corn holing a man is a fetish, keep it away from my kids and out of my face. No more Archie comic books for me.

@89
I was going to point that out. For J3D I will tell your "never been to RE class ass" that Christianity IS a religion! If you are christian then you must believe in the religion of Christianity regardless if you practice it or not.

Further reading for your enlightenment:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/

Go with... whoever you go with.

I guess GW gave me a shout out too, bc I think it's frikkin awful.
Gay isn't normal, nor should it be treated so.

Kay, the funniest part of comment number 6 is her reference to this dude:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_LaVey

I laughed quite a bit during her little blurb, funny little troll.

If Kevin is the first 'openly' gay character in Archie, does that mean there are still closeted homosexuals in the comic?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I grew up on those comix; it's just wrong!

@24 and 29
Straight -acting doesn't mean you are trying to be straight. It usually means, to my anyways, that the gay individual is not flamboyant.
I am straight acting in a sense that no one would have guessed it if I haven't came out in front of them. (Despite my impeccable fashion sense, but that's something else.) And no, I am not 'trying' to be straight, I think being gay is great.
When I said that "I have problem with flamboyant individuals", it means that I don't mix with them, not necessarily because I hate them. The same reason to why I don't hang around with 'bros' or 'hipsters', for example.

So the point of Selena's website is to spark a debate on whether pedophilia is right or wrong? Wow.

@97 - that makes some sense to me. It is, I think, a common mistake to assume one gay identity and one gay preference for social contact, because obviously there are gay individuals with every social attitude under the rainbow (for this reason, I have grudgingly forced myself to accept the existence of Log Cabin Republicans, for example.) I don't especially seek girls who get heavily into the accoutrements of femininity myself (though at the same time, I do have friends that do, and that's just their thing.)

I guess the "straight-acting" thing still pushes buttons for people, though, because there's an assumption of a "normal", non-performative identity which lays really heavy on some, and also because unlike dressing up pretty and going on the straight party circuit for a girl, "acting gay" can get you beat up for the mere fact of doing it, and this should not be so! There's a question of "passing," I think, which, leaving aside the debate for and the debate against doing so, I think we can roundly agree that nobody should ever be in a position where they have to.

Which is a little bit of a tacit issue with the Archie-verse, in fact - you can be any identity you like, provided you're still a regular, small town American with regular small town American 'tudes. So the faces change, but the ideas, or the values don't . Though that shouldn't be a heavy criticism of new Kevin -Riverdale is what Riverdale is. Plus, then I read comments like #6, which even if it is a troll, ain't that dissimilar from opinions that aren't, and I'm all "you GO, Archie!" because it's like the issue in my opening paragraph - even though there's a spectrum of people and identities, including fantasy small town middle-class elysium, I would still like it if all those identities were not homophobic. Yay gay character!!

@95: ZOMG Jughead! Ever read the story where he wanders around town angsting about how Archie is with a girl and ignoring him?

I can't help myself...

100TH!!!!!!

I can't believe some people (Most possibly in their 20's) are bawwwing over a FICTIONAL character that is gay .__. grow the fuck up or GTFO.

Number 12 = Win

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