Astonishing X-Men had a gay wedding not written by a gay man. A little disappointing especially when Jim McCaan works for Marvel. I suppose a woman is the next best thing to a gay man. At least they didn't have a straight guy writing it. Lord, I hate gay for pay (Unless it's Jake Gyllenhal, of course!).
Another reason to take issue with Marvel is Northstar's wishy washy sexuality. When John Byrne created him, he was written as gay years ago. When it was convenient for Marvel, they got a lot of publicity for Northstar's coming out story. When Marvel received a lot of backlash, Northstar was conveniently placed back in the closet for years. With gay issues being so hot right now (You can't throw a tiara without hitting a homo these days!), Marvel has conveniently reintroduced Northstar to the limelight. And, Northstar again? No other gay characters in the last 25 years? There has been no shortage in mutants, mind you. (Not counting the time that the Scarlet Witch was on the rag, of course!) You choose your battles.
I haven't read Astonishing X-Men for a while but was a good, duty-bound, little homosexual and marched my little, white fanny into Meltdown Comics to purchase this hysterical, I mean historical, event. Much to my delight, American Apparel supplied a free t-shirt with purchase reading, "GAY O.K." I guess a Neanderthal works in their development department. I already live in American Apparel hoodies, so this gives me one more reason to love them. You choose your battles.
But. But. Butt? Gay is O.K. Okay? I'm surprised they legally let mutants get married. Now that would be an interesting story! I long for the day when humans, mutants, gays, and straights will all be treated equally, unequivocally, and without question or consideration. For now I'll settle for paltry publicity stunts and whatnot.
As for the wedding issue itself? Let's just say . . . Karma's a b---h!
You choose your battles.
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Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the '70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael's first published book, Homo-Hero's Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the "Divas and Lassoes" panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his "underground" status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!