Out, out and away for Superman on National Coming Out Day

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Out, out and away for Superman on National Coming Out Day

Ditching a straight, white saviour for a bisexual superhero is no gimmick, says writer, who wants it to be new normal

ROllo Ross

Jon Kent, the son of original Superman Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane, turns out to be bisexual in DC Comics’ latest iteration of the superhero’s adventures.

The young man kisses reporter Jay Nakamura in issue five of comic book Superman: Son of Kal-El, which will be released on November 9.

“It’s not a gimmick,” writer Tom Taylor said in an interview from Melbourne, Australia, wearing a T-shirt with a rainbow-striped Superman logo...

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