Archie Comics introduces first gay character

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Posted: Apr 23, 2010 12:54 PM by Associated Press
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Topics: Archie Comics, gay, Riverdale High, Kevin Keller, Jughead, Veronica, Jon Goldwater, WBRZ

Riverdale High is getting its first gay character.

Archie Comics announced Thursday that in an issue out Sept. 1, the long-running comic will introduce its first "openly gay" character, Kevin Keller.

The strapping blond will defeat Jughead in a burger eating contest, win the affection of Veronica and wrestle over how to gently rebuff her flirtations.

Jon Goldwater, co-CEO of Archie Comics, says the introduction of Kevin is "about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive."

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