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Archie Comics unveils gay character

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Archie Comics issue "Veronica 202" will introduce a new classmate named Kevin Keller, the first gay character in the Archie Comics series. The comic will be available in September 2010.
AP

updated 1:39 p.m. ET, Fri., April 23, 2010

NEW YORK - Riverdale High is getting its first gay character.

Archie Comics announced Thursday that in an issue out Sept. 1, the long-running comic will introduce its first "openly gay" character, Kevin Keller.

The strapping blond will defeat Jughead in a burger eating contest