X-Men mutant Benjamin Deeds comes out as gay in the new Uncanny X-Men #14, out today, Bleeding Cool reports:
And one of the nice things is that this issue, which will likely get all sorts of attention, is really, really good. It’s a character piece, it’s a training issue, it’s recently joined X-Man Benjamin Deeds (for it is he) learning to use his mutant power of sympatico, becoming like the person he is talking to, and weaponising it on behalf of the X-Men. He’s Zelig as a superhero.
Said Joe Taraborrelli, Sr. Communications Manager of Marvel Entertainment to The Huffington Post:
"Continuing with Marvel’s rich tradition of character development and storytelling, this shape-shifting mutant can alter his appearance to mimic anyone he is in close proximity with. The fact that Ben has come out as homosexual is just a small facet of who he is and what he is going to bring to Cyclops’ select team of X-Men."