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Archie and Pals Nix Russia Trip Over Anti-LGBT Laws

Archie, the  beloved red-headed comic book character first introduced in 1941, and his pals have put an ixnay to their comic book trip to Russia. Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Kevin were slated to take a European tour, but when they learned about Russia’s draconian anti-LGBT laws, they made a decision to go elsewhere.

In an exclusive interview with Back2Stonewall.com, Archie Comics artist/writer Dan Parent said:

Russia should be boycotted, so much so that actually in an upcoming special four issue story arc I’m writing the Archie gang are going to take a world tour to four countries. Russia was to be one of them.  But they’re not going there now. They just can’t and  they won’t. They love and support Kevin.”

Kevin Keller is the gay character Parent introduced in Veronica #202.  In 2011 Kevin got his own series, and he continues to appear in the other Archie character stories.

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Archie and Pals Nix Russia Trip Over Anti-LGBT Laws

Archie, the  beloved red-headed comic book character first introduced in 1941, and his pals have put an ixnay to their comic book trip to Russia. Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Kevin were slated to take a European tour, but when they learned about Russia’s draconian anti-LGBT laws, they made a decision to go elsewhere.

In an exclusive interview with Back2Stonewall.com, Archie Comics artist/writer Dan Parent said:

Russia should be boycotted, so much so that actually in an upcoming special four issue story arc I’m writing the Archie gang are going to take a world tour to four countries. Russia was to be one of them.  But they’re not going there now. They just can’t and  they won’t. They love and support Kevin.”

Kevin Keller is the gay character Parent introduced in Veronica #202.  In 2011 Kevin got his own series, and he continues to appear in the other Archie character stories.

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Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.