Growing up as a reader of the X-men in the 1980s I easily recognized them as the outsiders of the Marvel universe. There was a counter-culture vibe to them because their members (at the time) sported mohawks, funny accents, and they tended to drink more booze than the Avengers or family friendly Fantastic Four. Then along came The Queer Eye of Bryan Singer and the freaks and muties became blatant card carrying members of HRC. From the clips I’ve seen of the new X-Men flick, this theme is in full bloom again. The few out and proud X-Men who are in fact homos (NorthStar, Karma, and one of the new muties I forget the name of) are at best D-list members of the team. When are we gonna see a Neil Patrick Harris caliber X-Man? When will these uncanny men and women stop dancing around the issue? Where once, mutants represented the minority cultures of the Marvel universe (black, latino, Asian, Jewish, disabled, immigrant, etc.), today in 2011 it’s pretty clear that the X-Men are gay. I mean, come on- Wolverine did Broadway?!