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Archie Comics Defies Religious Extremists and Celebrates Gay Marriage

Buzzflash - For 70 years the small pristine town of Riverdale has been home to Archie, Veronica, Betty, Reggie, Jughead and an assortment of decidedly wholesome and occasionally zany characters. In Veronica#202 - published in September 2010 - Kevin Keller joined the gang, becoming Riverdale's first openly gay chap.

"Archie's hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books," Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater explained. Keller, "proved so popular that not only is he coming back to hang with Archie and the gang in issue 205 ... but he's getting his own Kevin Keller ongoing series beginning in June," USA Today's Brian Truitt recently reported.  Read more.

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