Marvel Comics To Debut First Gay Character In Captain America Comic For Pride Month

Marvel Comics unveiled its first gay Captain America character this week — and is set to debut the role in June to celebrate Pride Month.

The character, Aaron Fischer, will make his debut in “The United States of Captain America”, a comic mini-series in which Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes and John Walker go out in search of the missing Captain America shield, Entertainment Weekly reports.

In the storyline, Fischer, who protects homeless youths and runaways, is discovered when Steve Rogers and three other characters launch a mission to find Steve’s missing shield.

“Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life,” creator Aaron Trujillo told the outlet.

“He stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers, and helps inspire the next generation of heroes,” Trujillo said.

Aaron was illustrated by Jan Bazaldua, who told the publication he’s proud to have been a part of the first for the series.

“As a transgender person, I am happy to be able to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and fights against evil to help those who are almost invisible to society,” Bazaldua said.

The first issue of the new miniseries is set to hit the stands June 2.