Archie Comics’ First Gay Kiss, As A Result Of One Million Moms

Archie Comics has just won one GLAAD Award, but that’s clearly not enough. We’ve had a same-sex wedding, now it’s time for a same-sex kiss. Funny, I always thought that would come first…

In the New York Daily News, Archie Comics have promoted an upcoming issue of Kevin Keller with this image.

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The paper reports;

The Riverdale teen finds his life turned upside down after locking lips with his boyfriend, Devon, in Pop Tate’s diner, drawing the ire of at least one disapproving Riverdale mom.

The woman “gets very offended and kind of pitches a bit of a fit,” said Dan Parent, who writes and draws the issue, “Kevin Keller” No. 10 that is released Aug. 7.

“Kevin is kind of used to that, but Veronica records the whole thing and of course uploads it to the Riverdale equivalent of YouTube and that starts a bit of a debate,” said Parent.

For Archie Comics it’s a bit of art imitating life. Parent said he wrote the story after efforts to remove a comic magazine showing Keller getting married drew at complaints. One Million Moms, a project of The American Family Association, asked Toys R Us not to display “Life With Archie” No. 16 near its checkout aisles. Toys R Us did not, and the issue went on to sell out its print run.

We await One Million Moms’ response with interest.

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