Character Type: Secondary
AKA: The White Bishop
Summary: Christian Frost is the brother of Emma Frost and acts as the the White Bishop on the island nation of Krakoa. After discovering that he was a mutant in the 2018 Iceman series, Christian has appeared more regularly in the lives of more mainstream characters. Christian is currently in a relationship with Bobby Drake.
Database Links: Marvel Wiki, Comic Vine
Important Issues: Christian comes out as gay in an emotional storyline in Iceman (2018) #2.
While Iceman and Frost are united by their frosty names, both dashing mutants have a lot in common. While both have had occasionally stressed -- to put it mildly -- relationships with their parents, Bobby and Christian seem deeply comfortable around each other. Given the sheer number of tragedies that both have gone through, their relationship would be heart-warming on any day, but the fact that this is a positive representation of a same-sex relationship makes it worth celebrating and championing. While LGBTQIA+ relationships are still relatively sparse in mainstream superhero comics, the image of two same-sex superheroes kissing, cuddling, or even holding hands outside of fan art is a welcome sight. And hopefully, these two X-Men are in it together for the long haul. (Read more)
Carter Burrowes, "Marvel just set up the X-Men's coolest romance ever," Comic Book Resources, February 7, 2020.