Day 18 of #30DaysofGay #Superhero Edition:
Xi'an Coy Manh is a founding member of the New Mutants. A #Vietnamese immigrant, she was several years older than the rest of the team and was named it’s initial leader. However, she was presumed dead after their first mission, and didn’t reappear for over 20 issues (almost two years). Xi’an, also called Shan, is a #psionic mutant with the power to take possession of the minds of other people and animals. She can take full possession and completely control her victims, or she can relax the amount of control she assumes and use her powers to see through the eyes of others or read minds. However, she is not fully telepathic, as I learned in a rather heated debate in a fan forum a few years ago.
She is a #lesbian, and a #teacher/ #librarian. She also has legal guardianship over her two younger siblings, Leong and Nga.
Required #Gay Reading:
She comes out as a lesbian in the #Mechanix miniseries, and it has been constantly referenced ever since, appearing in a New Mutants revival and as a main member of the Astonishing team.
She is currently the benefactor of the latest incarnation of New Mutants.
#PrideMonth #lgbt #NewMutants #AstonishingXMen #Asian #gaysian