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Gay Archie Character Will Wed

Kevin Keller is the oft discussed, openly gay character of the Riverdale gang featured in Archie Comics. Now, the comic book is taking it a step further. In the upcoming January issue of “Life With Archie”, Kevin Keller will get married to the man of his dreams.

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Introduced last year in an issue of the Veronica series, Kevin Keller is an aspiring journalist who also wants to follow in his father’s footsteps by joining the U.S. armed forces. The character has earned lots of attention and praise for tackling the subjects of gay teens and gays in the military, but as Kevin’s creator Dan Parent told ComicsAlliance in May, Archie Comics readers — like the Riverdale gang themselves — just simply love the guy for who he is.

Kevin is the all-American teenager who just happens to be gay. We wanted it to be an important factor, yet it doesn’t completely define him either. The reaction from the Riverdale gang is basically a non-reaction, because Riverdale is an accepting and tolerant community where it’s OK to be gay.

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