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Archie Comics’ First Gay Character

Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and Reggie – we know and love them as the cartoon characters that fill the pages of Archie Comics. Until now, everyone in the gang has been heterosexual – the boys date girls and the girls date boys. But we all know things aren’t quite so straightforward in real life. Meet the new guy in Archie Comics, and find out how he’s bringing big change to an old cartoon strip.


Kevin Keller

It’s true: Archie Comics has introduced its first openly gay character to the gang. No, it's not Jughead coming out, if that's what you're wondering. Meet Kevin Keller, the new student at Riverdale High.


Not the First

Over the years, there have been a few characters that either are created specifically to be gay or have dropped some hints along the way as to whether or not they are gay:

  • Waylon Smithers: Smithers' declarations of love for Mr. Burns are a running joke on The Simpsons.
  • Peppermint Patti: This Peanuts character has the nickname “sir,” but we really don’t think that’s enough to say whether Patti’s gay or not.
  • Velma: On Scooby-Doo, Velma seems to care more about impressing Daphne than Fred – but maybe she just really values her friendship!

Have Your Say

We think it’s totally OK to be gay, straight, bisexual or whatever you choose to be! Tell us what you think in the Comments section below.


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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
My (now happily ex-) friend tried to go behind her boyfriend and I's backs to attempt getting in the pants on my fiancé. She tried telling him that I was basically this psychotic liar and that I was cheating on him, so he should do the same to me with her. She did lots more but we won't get into it. :^)
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CaptJolee
CaptJolee posted in Friends:
"Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "CaptJolee" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: I had a friend in kindergarten. Let's call her Madi. Madi saw I had a pretty necklace, and threatened to tear it if my mom didn't get her one.   My mom reported her, and the teacher made her apologize. wow she tried to blackmail your mom 0_o   well geez you don't see little 4 to 5 year olds blackmailing adults every day -.-
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Pink_Cool_Girl
Pink_Cool_Girl posted in Friends:
"CaptJolee" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: I had a friend in kindergarten. Let's call her Madi. Madi saw I had a pretty necklace, and threatened to tear it if my mom didn't get her one.   My mom reported her, and the teacher made her apologize. wow she tried to blackmail your mom 0_o
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LilGurl13
My grandparents have 10 Years of age gap...Lol
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CaptJolee
CaptJolee posted in Friends:
"Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote:I had a friend in kindergarten. Let's call her Madi. Madi saw I had a pretty necklace, and threatened to tear it if my mom didn't get her one.   My mom reported her, and the teacher made her apologize. wow she tried to blackmail your mom 0_o
reply about 10 hours