Caped crusaders are out and proud this year at Comic-Con International. Even Superman and Batman at the Prism Comics booth wear snug Underoos, capes and chef’s aprons — but not much else — as they entertain passersby. T-shirts featuring “Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super-Tranny,” “Wuvable Oaf,” a hairy-chested wrestler-type in pink shorts. and other less-famous characters line the walls of Prism’s booth — the unofficial hub of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community at this week’s convention.
“It feels revolutionary,” says Scott Covert, decked out as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, at one of the convention’s many panels about gay culture and the comic book world. He flips the lip of his cape as he adds, “There’s more tolerance this year.”
It looks like Obama’s open support for gay marriages has eased out things for the LGBT community to a great extent. Among many others, Queen Latifah, real name Dana Owens, has also declared her self a lesbian.
After years of speculation about the singer, actress and songwriter, Queen Latifah’s sexual orientation, she has finally stepped out of the closet declaring gays as “her people” at the Gay Pride Parade held on Saturday.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | Matt Kane, Associate Director of Entertainment Media at GLAAD
President Barack Obama became the first sitting US President to officially support marriage equality for same-sex couples. According to his own staff, the President’s position and thoughts on the subject have evolved over time to reach this point, and he’s not the only one. As the newest polls demonstrate, the country on a whole continues to progressively evolve in its recognition of same-sex relationships, and as Vice President Joe Biden himself has admitted, television programs and popular culture can take quite a bit of the credit.
For many Americans, it was television shows that gave them their first images of same-sex couples, and a chance to recognize the commonalities with their own lives. TV couples like Mitchell and Cam on Modern Family, of which President Obama has admitted to being a big fan, show audiences that the lives and relationships of LGBT people are just as complex, mundane, and important as those of straight people.
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