Archie goes gay

Over at The Daily Beast Barbara Spindel has written a lovely little essay about Archie’s new gay character. While on the surface a gay character in a comic book seems to be really no big deal, it is in fact a big deal. For Archie is an America icon. It is a comic that has embodied the American heartland and good old fashioned American fun.

In this new era of gay civil rights, where marriage equality appears something obtainable rather than a mere dream, this is just yet another sign of the changing times. It may only be a comic. But it is a comic that has always mirrored American values.

And I’m happy those values are changing.