The Green Lantern Is Now Gay
The fabled emerald hero, Green Lantern, is now gay, as reminagined in the recent reboot of the DC comic universe. The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, had a gay son Obsidian, who does not exist in the new universe. So, the creators saw an opportunity, “Immediately, I thought, why don’t we make Alan Scott gay? We’ll have a team leader who is dynamic, will risk his life for the people, and who happens to be gay.”
And, of course, Twitter is having fun with the kind-of-ground-breaking-news:
It’s Green Lantern and Eve, not Green Lantern and Steve!
— Jason Shellen (@shellen) June 1, 2012