Studies say that reading about a queer character (or watching one on TV), who’s portrayed in a good light, is like having a queer friend. Not to mention, it’s also important for queer people to see representations of people like them. And there’s nothing better than diversity in children’s comic books. Some people were surprised when Kevin Keller showed up in Riverdale and the world of Archie Comics. But others, like myself, said it’s about time.
Kevin first appears in the storyline “Isn’t It Bromantic?”. Veronica hits on him, and he turns her down. When Jughead questions him, Kevin simply expresses that he isn’t interested in her because he’s gay. He also becomes best friends with Betty. Kevin seems to love food just as much as Judghead.
Hopefully, Kevin will be around for a long time and a great part of the Archie gang.