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For the past few weeks, the Internet has been buzzing about which DC superhero would come out of the closet. Would Batman finally confess his love for Robin? Is Lois only Superman's beard? Does Wonder Woman wonder what's under Catwoman's slinky suit? The answer's finally here. Today, DC outed Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, as the first classic superhero to be gay.

Scott is currently the lead in DC's Earth 2 and Entertainment Weekly had a chance to speak to the series writer James Robinson about the evolution of one of DC's most treasured icons.

When asked how he came to the decision to make Scott gay, Robinson explained that the original Green Lantern was an older man whose son, Obsidian, was gay. In the reboot, Scott became a young man so Obsidian had to be cut from the series. Sad at the thought of losing a positive gay character — a rarity in the comic universe —  Robinson came up with the idea of making Scott gay.

DC Comics Character to Come Out As Gay