Queer comics fans have been looking forward to the big Arrowverse crossover this week on the CW, and it didn’t disappoint: Not only did we get introduced to a new gay hero, the Ray (out actor Russell Tovey), we got to see him share a smooch with Wentworth Miller, who plays Captain Cold.
In the four-part “Crisis on Earth-X,” which aired on The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the super friends gather for Barry Allen’s wedding to Iris West. But, predictably, things don’t go smoothly and they get swept up into a battle on Earth X, where the Nazis won WWII.
Tovey’s character, whose real name is Ray Terrell, is a hero on that dystopian world with the ability to manipulate light. He’s openly gay and, in one scene, we even see him wearing a concentration camp uniform with a pink triangle.
In last night’s episode of The Flash, Terrell shared a cute kiss with his partner, Citizen Cold, an alternate-universe version of Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold who is both gay and a hero. The impact of a kiss between two gay heroes—played by two gay actors—was not missed by Twitter.
— germery (@smoaksqueen) November 29, 2017
— Christina|☕ (@cgarza1027) November 29, 2017
— Dennis (@pxhunterprime) November 29, 2017
Leonard Snart kissed a man (Ray) on screen tonight and I’m shook because not only was it represented by one LGBTQ+ member, Wentworth Miller, but two LGBTQ+, Russell Tovey. Thank you boys ️️ #CrisisOnEarthX
— Amber Bryce (@abryce77132) November 29, 2017
In another scene, Legend Of Tomorrow’s Sara Lance got frisky with Supergirl’s sister Alex Danvers