By George Gene Gustines. When the mutant superhero Iceman came out last month — thanks to a one-two punch of his prying telepathic teammate and a time-travel visit from his younger self — he immediately became the most prominent gay comic book character. But his revelation was far from the only story line involving gay, lesbian and transgender characters in the fast-evolving world of comic-book narratives. In October, Alysia Yeoh, a transgender friend of Batgirl, and her girlfriend Jo were married in a simple ceremony unmarred by super-villainy; Peter Parker, perhaps better known as Spider-Man, attended the wedding of Max Modell, his scientific mentor and gay colleague; and Wiccan and Hulkling, a superpowered gay couple, joined a division of the Avengers along with Hawkeye and Songbird. In August, Wonder Woman officiated a lesbian wedding, and since June, fans have been treated to the monthly adventures of Midnighter, who is out about his heroic identity and his sexual orientation.
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Comic books are a fast-evolving medium. Even back in the 30s and 40s, comic books were constantly pushing the boundaries of what was deemed acceptable. In the 50s, the progressive nature of comic books took a step backward with the introduction of the Comics Code Authority, which instituted many rules and regulations which sought to stifle characters or stories deemed "inappropriate. But comic book writers and artists persevered, crafting their books as a reflection of society. Thanks to their forward thinking, today there is more diversity in comic books than virtually any other medium.
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The abbreviation LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender - the term serves as a self-designation that represents all to whom it refers. There are several other letters that are sometimes added to the acronym, including 'A' for asexual, 'Q' for queer, and others. It is a common designa.
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