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Happy Gay Pride!

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that there was no White Queen Wednesday this week.  There will also be no new Storm Sunday for today.  stormantic is a San Francisco-based blog and in our fabulous city, we take our Gay Pride seriously.  What I’m trying to say is, Ken and STORM have been swept up in the amazing goings on that celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, queer, questioning and other identities and we just don’t possess the discipline to be inside blogging right now.  We’ve got dancing and marching and partying to do!  We encourage you to get together with your queer loved ones and do the same.  Much love to you all!

Okay, so having Dazzler lead the way in this post was misleading.  Alison Blaire does not identify as gay, but a lot of her fans do!  Thanks, Dazzler, for lighting up our lives!  And for some actual queerness, I give you Rictor and Shatterstar making out.

No Gay Pride X-post would be complete without Northstar, Marvel’s first out gay male character (who just happens to have pointy ears like a faerie! thanks a lot, Marvel).  I’m not saying I love this character.  It’s just if we’re gonna celebrate mutant boys who like boys, we gotta trot out the gay X-Men poster boy.

And here’s Anole, the newest Queer among the latest generation of X-Men.  I have no opinion one way or another on this character.  He’s not much more than a gay lizard boy at this point in his character lifespan.

And we close with an image of Karma, lovely lesbian of the New Mutants.  I love this girl.  She’s mature, thoughtful and her power kicks ass (she can possess people).  Let’s hope she finds a girlfriend that is cool with artificial limbs (Karma lost a leg in the recent X-Men: Second Coming crossover).
That’s it for now, dear readers.  Ken and I will be back on track with Emma and Ororo, respectively, this coming week!  Thanks for your understanding!

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5 Comments

  1. Awww, I love me some Anole! He’s adorable. Okay, not a whole lot of character there, but adorable. (somewhat like my occasional taste in hook-ups) Actually, what I really enjoy about him are his interactions with Santo. He seems to get a lot of guff from Santo, and yet hangs out with him most of the time….maybe there’s something of a crush there?

    Northstar…meh. He was great in his role as First Out Gay Character, but beyond that? Nada. His sister is much more intriguing.

    Has any reference to Karma’s sexuality been made since the original “look, we’re at Burning Man” issue?

    Happy pride to y’all!

  2. Ingonyama

    Happy (late) Pride! I’m an SF local too, but I work weekends so I have to catch the afternoon and evening festivities during this grand time. Ah well.

    I really wanna see Northstar come into his own and be as fantastic as he’s supposed to be. He’s got speed, flight, and lately, energy blasts, so they can’t use a lame power-set as an excuse. Personality-wise, he has the potential to be the male Emma Frost in terms of snark and cleverness. Give him a history with Wolverine, back from their Alpha Flight days…hey, a guy that old HAS to have swung both ways at some point.

    I’ve always liked Karma but never had the chance to read much with her in it. That, and a fella can get burnt out on Claremont Women if he tries to read

  3. Ingonyama

    (cont’d from above)

    …everything with one in them, fabulous or no.

    Rictor and Shatterstar was the biggest surprise everyone was expecting. Signs that the two were a couple were there from the earliest days of X-Force, but no one ever expected a writer to take it and run. Was that Peter David? ‘Cause if so, my hat’s off to him.

    I don’t really care for most of the Young X-Men, though I’m told that I should. So Anole’s kind of a blank to me as well, probably because I know it’ll be another 25 years until he gets old enough to have a boyfriend, should he live so long. :

  4. PH

    T he thing I like about Anole is even though he’s gay, he behaves like a straight man and I think homosexuals should be portrayed realistically.

  5. Thai

    Happy Pride!!!:)

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