Sunday, April 25, 2010

Archie's Riverdale High To Have Its Own GLSEN Chapter Soon?

You may have heard by now that Archibald (Archie) the long sought after redhead of Riverdale will have a rival for the affection of the towns beauties. Well...sort of. But it won’t last long. The new kid on the block, while quite handsome and pleasing to the ladies is well...er...gay! Its about time too! The time is right according to Archie Comics Co- CEO, Jon Goldwater, who said:

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.

You may have heard by now that Archibald (Archie) the long sought after redhead of Riverdale will have a rival for the affection of the towns beauties. Well...sort of. But it won’t last long. The new kid on the block, while quite handsome and pleasing to the ladies is well...er...gay! Its about time too! The time is right according to Archie Comics Co- CEO, Jon Goldwater, who said:

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.

Riverdale High will be welcoming a teenager that will fast become the talk of the town. A teenager by the name of Kevin Keller who, has fate would have it will be more likely to vie for the affections of Jughead (whom he beats in an eating contest) than for those of Betty and Veronica. The new gay heart throb will make his way onto the pages (and perhaps the heart of jughead?) in VERONICA #202 in an issued titled "Isn't it Bromantic?" on sale in September.



Not since the world first heard of Riverdale in the 1940's, has a gay character whistled down the hallowed halls of Riverdale High. Times have changed aplenty since then. Like equal rights for gays, the time is ripe for Archie and his chums to embrace diversity. I wonder if GLSEN ( The Gay and Straight Education Network) which deals with LGBT teenage students, will find its way into the colorful pages soon? Maybe next year Riverdale High will hold its own “National Day of Silence”. I will most definitely suggest it. The possibilities seem endless. Maybe Riverdale might have a gay pride parade. Stay tuned.

3 comments:

  1. Yay is right! I'll sit back with my popcorn and wait untill the anti-gay groups like NOM start talking about "child indoctrination". It's the pitfall of fighting for human rights:everything has two sides.

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  2. Kevin Keller is a breath of fresh air to the world of Archie. Although I have always liked the Archie genre from childhood, it always seemed to reflect too much of Middle America and its conservative 1950 values. Riverdale has finally become apart of our modern society that includes gay people and our undeniable existence. Bravo Archie!

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