Batman’s famed sidekick Robin came out as bisexual in a new issue of comic series “Batman: Urban Legends.”
Robin comes out as bisexual in the sixth issue of the series, which came out on Tuesday, Variety.com reports.
The new issue shows Tim Drake agreeing to go out on a date with a man. Tim is the third character to wear Robin’s tights in DC Comics history.
Robin was historically written as a heterosexual man in the comic book series and in the 1960s live-action television series, starring Adam West as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson/Robin.
In the new DC comic, Tim Drake (Robin) visits the home of Bernard Dowd, an old friend he previously met for dinner.
“I’m really glad you got home okay. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, about that night, and I — I don’t know what it meant to me. Not yet. But I’d like to figure it out,” Tim says about their dinner.
Bernard responds, “I was hoping you would. Tim Drake… do you want to go on a date with me?.”
Yeah, Yeah, I think I want that,” Tim replies.
The LGBT+ community expressed its gratitude to the DC Comic writers.
They hope the new comic book will make it easier for boys to come out to their male friends.
Tim Drake finally coming out is so inspiring, DC never wanted a queer Robin but after years and years of campaigning from writers and fans it finally happened
A big thank you to Meghan Fitzmartin, Belén Ortega and Alejandro Sánchez for making this moment so beautiful ?? pic.twitter.com/xb5YugEYd9
— Neb | ???? (@NebsGoodTakes) August 10, 2021
!!!!!!!! Suddenly I’m VERY interested in reading up on some Tim Drake
— Andrew C (he/him) ??? (@Feenyks) August 10, 2021