Issue: The Authority #29 (2002)
Why it’s significant: This is the first gay marriage in a mainstream comic.
By the 2000s, comics had dealt with gay characters pretty extensively, but there was still one hurdle to cross: marriage. In The Authority #29, writer Mark Millar finally made the leap by featuring a wedding between two gay characters in the book, Apollo and Midnighter.
The best part about this gay wedding is that The Authority was still under the radar to most readers, so the plot wasn’t used as a shocking publicity stunt like we’ve seen both Marvel and DC do in recent years. It was actually a logical extension of the plot and respectful to both characters.