Comic Con, the annual convention in San Diego dedicated to a rapidly-expanding list of all things comics, science fiction, superheroes, supernatural, and every other element of pop culture that a gay geek could want, was held this weekend. And once again, the event was a fanboy's dream. Tons of news about gay, lesbian, and bisexual-related pop culture updates came out of the convention.
Maybe the most interesting LGBT-related development wasn't even tied to pop culture at all. The Westboro Baptist Church took to the streets on Friday to protest Comic Con - and Comic Con attendees protested back. Dressed in costumes of their favorite superheroes or pop culture figure, a crowd of LGBT rights supporters staged a gathering that echoed last October's Rally to Restore Fear And/Or Sanity, with ridiculous signs ("God Loves Gay Robin," "Have You Seen My Keys?") and fun-loving chants about gay sex. Photos are available here.
Inside the walls of the San Diego Convention Center, panels kept it pretty queer, too. Here's a breakdown (after the jump):