Benjamin-Deeds

IT appears 2013n is the year to come out, in real life and in cartoons too.

In the Uncanny X-Men comic series, one of its newest mutant supergroup members has joined rainbow spectrum by coming out of the closet. The character Benjamin Deeds, aka Morph, casually mentioned that he was gay during a conversation.

Gay characters are becoming more frequent in the past few years with the marriage of X-Men’s Northstar last year, Archie comic’s first gay kiss, Batwoman’s proposed wedding, and that strange, but not true, outing of Batman.

“Continuing with Marvel’s rich tradition of character development and storytelling, this shape-shifting mutant can alter his appearance to mimic anyone he is in close proximity with,” Marvel Entertainment senior communications manager Joe Taraborrelli told The Huffington Post recently.

“The fact that Ben has come out as homosexual is just a small facet of who he is.”

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