Its rare that comic books make the news. It takes things like Superman dying or Batman having his back broken to get the news to admit that comics exist. Or making a character gay. This time its Bobby Drake aka Iceman. The way he was outed is silly but kinda makes sense in a comic world. Another mutant reads his mind and is like “Bobby, you're gay.” He denies it and then has to explain how its hard enough being a mutant let alone gay. Gay characters in comics is not a new thing. They do it every year but it tends to be characters that are C-level and below.
Like, a few years back they were like “Green Lantern is gay!” which made people rage as if they really cared about the Green Lantern. Then we all found out that it was a Lantern that no one knew or cared about. It was just a thing to get attention in the news. And it worked to get attention but in the wrong way because like I said, it was a Lantern no one knew. Being gay in comics does nothing to help gay causes unless I guess you just want to see gay characters in comics. I'm sure that makes some struggling teen feel good. Its not like you're gonna get to see them bone each other. They're just someone that is sexually attracted to the same sex.