Alias: Northstar

Name: Jean-Paul Beaubier
Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Family: Jeanne-Marie “Aurora” Beaubier (sister); Kyle Jinadu (husband)
Occupation: World-class professional skier; trapeze artist; business man; novelist
Languages: French (native); English
Team: Alpha Flight
Abilities: Superhuman speed, strength and durability; Flight; Light manipulation
Current Status: Leader of X-Factor

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #120 (April 1979)
Created by: Chris Claremont (writer); John Byrne (artist)
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Behind the mask:

Northstar is one of the first gay superheroes in American comics, especially mainstream comics. Although Northstar debuted in 1979, the character did not openly state “I am gay” until 1992, with his sexual orientation being heavily implied until that point. Northstar is also the first character to have a same-sex marriage depicted in Marvel Comics in Astonishing X-Men #51 (June 2012) to Kyle Jinadu, his sports company’s event manager.