I am kinda unearthing this topic! So brace yourself!!!
As we all know Northstar is a gay comic icon. And if I am not mistaken, the first openly gay superhero in comics. He also has had the first gay marriage/ gay interracial marriage. (Yay, for him!)
But-- Being gay doesn't seem to cut it for being the top gay character icon in comics.
Storm on the other hand I've noticed isn't gay, yet seems to have a strong gay fan following.
Is it because she is a strong woman? Studies have show SOME gay men become gay due to being around strong women figures in their life.
Is it because she has the deep drag queen voice & presence and the big hair to back it up? LOL (No, I am just kidding... But you have to admit, Storm does have some androgynous moments in the past.)
Is it because she she can rock a mohawk? mohawks/fohawks/'dyke'spikes are common in the gay community.
Is it because she is leader of the Marvel's team that stands for diversity that including gay rights?
Is it because in video games and other media she is one of the only amazing girl characters- that is wildly respected among fans of all kinds? (From my past experience, a Lot of my gay guy friends play as girl characters as opposed to guy characters. And Storm & Jean are the top 2 that they seem to adore.)
After her marriage ending-- Is there a chance this might push Storm over the edge to play for the 'other team'.. Maybe hook-up with Psylocke? Lol J/k
Tell me who you think Marvel's gay icon is and if Storm is one of them, or up there with them (or simply not one at all).
(Wiccan, Karolina Dean, Mystique, Hulkling, Xavin, Northstar are others to compare too)