Our new Superman, Jon Kent, is coming out as bisexual in November’s ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’ #5. Writer Tom Taylor explained in a statement to DC why Jon’s identity was so important:
“I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes and I’m very grateful DC and Warner Bros. share this idea. Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, for truth and for justice. Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics.”
Taylor revealed the news on Twitter in celebration of #ComingOutDay:
DC has stepped up its support for the LGBTQ+ community this year. They are trying to include everyone in the family and help them find heroes they identify with. ‘DC Pride’ launched June 8th. It’s an anthology series that shares stories of established LGBTQ+ heroes like Batwoman, Alan Scott’s Green Lantern, and Poison Ivy. In August’s ‘Batman: Urban Legends’ #6 we learned that Tim Drake’s Robin discovers his bisexuality with a “lightbulb moment.” DC proves comics should always be an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone.