Archie comics to host gay marriage for Kevin Keller
A gay character, Kevin Keller, joined Archie and the gang creating some controversy and outrage, but now the comic will celebrate the character’s same-sex marriage next week.
“Life with Archie No. 16″ hits newsstands next week, featuring the interracial, same-sex wedding of character Lt. Kevin Keller, a white American soldier wounded in Iraq, and Clay Walker, the black physical therapist who helped him recover — See the cover of the comic book.
Archie, Jughead, Veronica, Betty and the gang are all there to support the event.
“LGBT relationships in Gotham, or discussed in the politically liberal living rooms and offices of Doonesbury, sure, that’s what you may expect,”writes Alicia Gay of the ACLU. “But Riverdale and the wider Archie universe have long stood for the mega-wholesome ideal of the American Midwest of yesteryear.