George Gene Gustines wrote a New York Times article about the gay superhero fetish party scene.

Read it online:

“DIM lighting. Rendezvous-friendly nooks. Muscled bartenders. Pulsating dance music. At first glance, it could be any Saturday night in any gay bar in New York. But then you notice, off to one corner, Superman flirting with Green Lantern. And there, across the room, someone in the form-fitting outfit of Black Adam, Captain Marvel’s foe, determinedly working the floor. In fact, there seems to be an inordinate number of men here tonight who look as if they have all but jumped from the pages of a comic book. And in some way, they have.”

This excerpt may be my favorite part:

Dan Avery, 37, an editor of Next, a guide to gay night life in New York City, wrote in an e-mail message. “I do remember feeling like I had two secrets I had to keep: being gay and being a comic-book fan. I’m not sure which I was more afraid of people discovering.” These days, Mr. Avery is a member of a group of gay men who meet regularly to discuss the latest comics.

Of course, I’m still waiting for DC Comics to have the bawls to put Wonder Woman in a lesbian relationship. My expert friend, Bunche of the Vault of Buncheness should write it because I haven’t found anyone else out there who grasps the foundations of Wonder Woman and the Greek lifestyles (i.e., treatment of women) the way he does. I personally believe that Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston would completely agree and after talking with his heir, I think he’d fully support Diana’s openness as well.

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2 Comments on NY Times article – Gay Superhero Parties

  1. hey amber did you see B&B 33 by JMS? was WW making out with zantanna in the girls bathroom? well an island of immortal eternally young women and nothing but women i think the lesbian thing is the 800 pound gorilla dont you?

    • I heard about it but it sold out. I’ve said for a long time that Diana should be bisexual or lesbian but no way would DC do that until America gets a lesbian president.

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