LGBT heroes and villains have been making the realm of superheroes a more colorful place for nearly 30 years. Midnighter Gay The first gay male superhero to headline a mass-market comic, Midnighter possesses the ability to analyze all possible scenarios before a fight begins. He also has enhanced senses, super strength, agility, and speed. Apollo Gay Introduced as a member of the covert strike team Stormwatch, Apollo draws energy from the sun and is able to store it within his body. His powers include flight, thermal vision, near invulnerability, and super strength. Though he is currently single, the character has been romantically involved with Midnighter throughout much of his history.