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Marvel introduces gay character

Benjamin Deeds, a new character in the 'Uncanny X-Men', series is gay.

Uncanny X-Men's Benjamin Deeds aka Morph. Picture: marvel.wikia.com.

JOHANNESBURG - An interesting spin has been added to Marvel Entertainment's Uncanny X-Men series with the announcement that a new character is gay.

Benjamin Deeds, one of the most recent mutants to be discovered in the series, revealed his sexual orientation in Uncanny X-Men #14'.

Joe Taraborrelli, Senior Commmunications Manager of Marvel Entertainment, told the _ Huffington Post _that Deed's sexuality is just a small facet of who he is and what he is going to bring to the X-Men.

"Continuing with Marvel's rich tradition of character development and storytelling, this shape-shifting mutant can alter his appearance to mimic anyone he is in close proximity with."

This isn't the first time a comic book character has come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Kevin Keller is the first openly gay character in the Archie Comics franchise while DC Comic's Batwoman is lesbian.

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