Not another one, I thought. I'd already been to quite a few wedding receptions, especially recently. That just comes with being 30 and unmarried.
But there was the invitation:
You Are Cordially Invited to the Wedding Reception of Jean-Paul "Northstar" Beaubier and Kyle Jinadu who will be married in Astonishing X-men #51!
Date: Wed. June 20th Time: 10 am to 8 pm Location: All About Books and Comics 5060 N. Central Avenue Attire: Wedding Attire (or just wear a tie over your T-shirt)
But I'd never been to a "gay wedding" before, and they did make a point to invite me. I should probably go, right? Who am I kidding? Of course I'll go! I was there for Cyclops and Jean Grey, Professor X and Lilandra, not to mention Black Panther and Storm's wedding reception.
It would be rude of me not to go, but then again I don't really know Northstar all that well.
To quote my friend Jason Woodbury, "Oh yes. The gentleman from Alpha Flight." Though originally a member of Alpha Flight, an on-again off-again team of Canadian super-humans, Northstar is now an active member of the X-Men.
As a child of the atom, Northstar routinely fights against mutant bigotry, as he was born a mutant, being the most feared minority group in the Universe. Through this same genetic mutation, Northstar gained a variety of super-human powers, which he puts to use for the betterment of both mutant and mankind.
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He's also one of the first openly gay superheroes, and today will be joined in matrimony by his partner, Kyle Jinadu. I guess I do know more than I thought! Isn't that always the case?
If everyone wasn't already talking about their progressive union, they will certainly be talking about it today! Expect a who's who of super-heroes and mutants, Americans and Canadians, not to mention some unexpected guests that may even surprise me!
Hopefully, Northstar and Kyle's path to wedded bliss will be a smooth one. Unless of course danger is waiting for them at the altar... I guess we'll just have to wait and find out! Finally, a mutant registration we can all get behind.