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DC Casts Jeremy Irvine as Gay Superhero Green Lantern

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DC has finally cast its gay Green Lantern, with British actor Jeremy Irvine playing Alan Scott in a new series. Irvine announced on Instagram that he’ll be starring in the new live-action TV series from HBO Max, which will portray the classic superhero as gay. “Very excited to be joining the DC Universe!! Can’t wait to get started,” Irvine wrote, adding the oath of the Lantern Corps: “In brightest day, in blackest night/ No evil shall escape my sight/ Let those who worship evil’s might/ Beware my power – Green Lantern’s light!” Full Story from Pink News

Comic Book Green Lantern to Be Reconceived as a Gay Man

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DC Comics’ original Green Lantern Alan Scott will be returning to the mainstream comics as a gay man with two children. The Golden Age Green Lantern – aka Alan Scott – was first introduced by DC in the 1940s and eventually married a woman named Rose Canton. But the latest reboot will see Scott reimagined as gay, with the loss of his boyfriend serving as one of the catalysts for his transformation into the Green Lantern. The retcon takes place in Infinite Frontier #0 in a touching scene where Scott comes out to his twin children Jade and Obsidian. Full … Read more

Green Lantern Comic Uses the Term TERF

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A comic book from DC Comics that is publishing today will feature the term “TERF” – short for “Transgender Exclusionary Radical Feminist,” or someone who uses the language of feminism to attack transgender people – for the first time ever. The Green Lantern Season 2 #12 issue, the final in the series written by non-binary author Grant Morrison and illustrated by Liam Sharp, includes the words among other terms used as insults being said between a large, divided crowd. “Queer,” “fat,” “Nazi,” and “tool” are also used as pejoratives. Based on previews, the terms were use to illustrate the divisions … Read more

HBO Max’s Green Lantern to Be Openly Gay

Seth Grahame-Smith was announced as writer and showrunner on the upcoming series on Friday (9 October). He will be joined in the writing department by Marc Guggenhein, co-creator of Arrow, Deadline reports. Green Lantern is actually the name of several superheroes who have appeared in DC Comics since 1940. Each one uses a magical ring that grants them special powers. It has been confirmed that the new HBO Max series will feature Earth’s first Green Lantern, Alan Scott – and, like in the Earth-2 comics, he will be openly gay. Full Story from Pink News