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Gay Superhero Show Coming From Spider-Man Creator Stan Lee

A TV show with a gay superhero is in production.
Spider-Man creator Stan Lee is to unveil the world’s first gay superhero. High school basketball star Thom Creed hides his developing superpowers along with his sexuality. Former Marvel Comics boss Stan, 86 — who also created the Hulk and the X-Men — will unleash the character in an hour-long TV drama being shot in the US. If it’s a hit there it will cross to the UK. TV execs hope it will rival the huge success of shows likes Heroes. Lee developed the idea of a gay character from the award-winning novel Hero by Perry Moore. A TV insider said: "It was only a matter of time before we had our first gay superhero. And if there is one man who can make him a success it is Stan Lee. There’s a real buzz among comic book fans."
Hasn't there already been a gay superhero? Northstar? I'm famous for my lack of ever reading comic books, but even I know that. UPDATE: 57 LGBT superheroes and counting, according to Wikipedia.

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