DC Comics has revealed that a "major, iconic" character will reveal "he" (the pronoun gender indicating that the character in question is male) is gay in a June storyline, according to ABC News and announced at Kapow! Comic Convention in London last weekend.  DC had previously kept the sexual orientation of all of its characters consistent in the post-New 52 world, despite changes to many other characteristics of the characters in the relaunch.

As is often the case with maneuvers by the Big Two American comic publishers, who have competed for over half a century, there’s a subplot.  Marvel has teased that there will be a "major announcement" on The View on Tuesday about Astonishing X-Men #50, believed by some to be a storyline involving a gay character.