First introduced in 1940, Scott’s original version was heterosexual and, over the years, he married two different women and even had children. First introduced in 1940, Scott’s original version was heterosexual and, over the years, he married two different women and even had children. This will be the first time that the Golden Age version of the character has been confirmed as gay.
Scott appears in the comics in Infinite Frontier number 0, written by James Tynion IV, where he tells his twin sons, Jade and Obsidian, that he is gay.
“In the past, I kept a part of myself hidden from my friends and colleagues”, he tells them. “I even allowed myself to marry a few times with women I loved with all my mind, but I did it knowing that there was something about me that I was hiding.”
“I’m gay”, he continues, “I let some of the boys from the Sociedade [da Justiça] Society know back then, and I have had many … friends over the years’.
“How incredibly brave of Alan”, replies Wonder Woman.
This news comes before an upcoming Green Lantern animated series coming to HBO Max, developed by Love, Simon and Arrow creator Greg Berlanti. Berlanti called the show “the biggest DC show ever.”
Scott is set to be one of the main characters in the 10-episode show, which is being written by Seth Grahame-Smith (The Lego Batman Movie) and Arrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim. The program will “last for several decades” and “focus on two stories about Green Lanterns on Earth”, as well as stories in outer space, according to HBO Max Chief Content Officer, Sarah Aubrey. The show will also feature other Green Lanterns like Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Guy Gardner, Sinestro and Killowag.