One Of The Original X-Men Just Came Out, And That's A Big Deal
by N/A, 8 years ago | 2 min read
Sure, there have been plenty of gay comic book characters in the past few years (including a couple other gay X-Men) but having one of the original team come out is truly awesome.
Iceman is one of the original X-Men, having founded the team and has been a staple in the comics since 1963.
In the most recent issue of All-New X-Men, which came out in April, a teenage version of the superhero gets outed by Jean Grey, who is a telepath.
The outing made for one of my favorite comic book panels I've ever seen...
This version of Iceman is a teenage version who is time traveling to the present. The present-day Iceman is still (as far as we know) straight, because comic books are outrageously confusing.
The teenage version of Iceman does have a theory as to why his future self never felt comfortable coming out...
There has actually been a lot of speculation about Iceman being gay prior to this issue...
There have been other LGBT X-Men, including Northstar, Karma and Benjamin Deeds, among others.
There was even a wedding between Northstar and his partner Kyle Jinadu in 2012.
Iceman however, is easily the most well-known out Superhero now.
He has appeared in 4 X-Men movies, portrayed by Shawn Ashmore
Do not show me this again