THE RAY Will Be TV's First Gay Superhero Lead

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    FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY to Feature TV’s First Gay Superhero Lead

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    The digital platform for The CW, CW Seed, is adding another DC Comics superhero show to their mix. After the success of Vixen, their first animated series of shorts taking place in their CW DC TV Universe, the next series will be Freedom Fighters: The Ray. The animated series will premiere on the digital network in 2017.

    Announcing the show at the TCA presentation, The Ray will be cast with a voice actor who can also play the character in live-action, much as Vixen actress Megalyn Echikunwoke moved from voicing her character to appearing live.

    The Ray will be gay in his series, making him the first gay lead superhero on TV. While The CW executives didn't say which of the four characters that have been called "The Ray" will be represented here, the inclusion of "Freedom Fighters" makes it seem like it'll be Happy Terril or Stan Silver.

    The Ray as a member of the Freedom Fighters goes back to the Golden Age of comics, with the character debuting in 1940. Along with the All-Star Squadron (and later the Justice Society of America), the Freedom Fighters were superheroes that fought in World War II. The Ray can typically manipulate, and become, light and energy, firing energy blasts, moving at superspeeds, and more.

    Freedom Fighters: The Ray hits CW Seed next year, and casting is underway.

    DC's Freedom Fighters: The Ray Animated Series Coming to CW Seed With Gay Superhero Lead
     
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    Well, he's got the gay costume part locked down.
     
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    I think it's an improvement over the past costume.

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    Why dont they just do the ambiguously gay duo?

     
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    Wow I never realized that was Colbert
     
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    So Nova came out of the closet?
     
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    This is great to see. We need to educate kids from an early age that people from the LGBTQ community are great people. I would like to see characters introduced in the longer serving comics as well. This should be just the start
     
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    Gotta admit.. we should have seen it coming
     
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    You mean second after Captain America – right?

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    Changed one letter.
     
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    Neither did I until I see that vid.
     
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    Can't wait to read the comics where he sucks dick and uses his powers on his butt hole
     
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    That's hawt!!!
     
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    Bullshit announcement. Digital doesn't count and Mr Terrific is already on Arrow.
     
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    you mean superman wasnt?
     
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