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Batman's famed sidekick Robin came out as bisexual in a new issue of comic series "Batman: Urban Legends."

Robin comes out as bisexual in the sixth issue of the series, which came out on Tuesday, Variety.com reports.

The new issue shows Tim Drake agreeing to go out on a date with a man. Tim is the third character to wear Robin's tights in DC Comics history.

Robin was historically written as a heterosexual man in the comic book series and in the 1960s live-action television series, starring Adam West as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson/Robin.

In the new DC comic, Tim Drake (Robin) visits the home of Bernard Dowd, an old friend he previously met for dinner.

Tim struggles to tell Bernard he developed feelings for him after that dinner.

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"I'm really glad you got home okay. I've been doing a lot of thinking, about that night, and I — I don't know what it meant to me. Not yet. But I'd like to figure it out," Tim says about their dinner.

Bernard responds, "I was hoping you would. Tim Drake... do you want to go on a date with me?."

Yeah, Yeah, I think I want that," Tim replies.

The LGBT+ community expressed its gratitude to the DC Comic writers.

They hope the new comic book will make it easier for boys to come out to their male friends.

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Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics is set to unveil a new LGBT+ character as part of a five-part limited edition series titled The United States of Captain America.

The timing is intended to coincide with Pride Month in June, and the character featured in that month's intro story will be a teenage Captain America who is homosexual.

The plot will follow four popular previous Captain Americas (Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes and John Walker) who go on a cross country journey to meet people who have made a difference in their communities.

One of the people they meet is Aaron Fischer, an openly LGBT+ teenager who dubs himself "Captain America of the Railways," and protects runaways and homeless people.

Marvel Comics is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, which is committed to increasing visibility of LGBT+ characters by 40 percent in 2021.

Fischer is depicted as a white male punk rocker with a mohawk haircut and tattoos. Black male teenagers as a consumer group don't read Marvel comics.

Fischer will debut in the main story of issue #1, written and illustrated by Aaron Trujillo and Jan Bazaldua.

"Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life," Trujillo said in a Marvel press release. "He stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers, and helps inspire the next generation of heroes."