Tom has a bit of a fey thing going on in his persona that, you know, you can’t really deny. When I first looked at his audition tape, I said ‘OK, he, uh, he seems kinda gay. Do we want to make that decision [about the character]? There’s no reason why he couldn’t be, so, great, let’s pick the funniest actor.’ The character became very charming in his complete lack of awareness about, among other things, his own sexuality.
Joss Whedon on Andrew Wells’ (BtVS) sexuality
I got some hate mail for Willow being a lesbian, so I simply said: I realize I’m talking about a lifestyle that is embraced by less than 10% of America, and it’s not right to be shoving that down your throats. SO, Willow will no longer be a Jew.
The New Normal is a decent show, but it’s so damn preachy. Not every episode needs to be about highlighting some LGBT-related societal flaw.
In fact, the show is going to turn moderate-minded people OFF by shoving a liberal agenda down their throats. And I’m a liberal saying this. That doesn’t mean the show shouldn’t tackle LGBT-related issues, but there are far more subtle ways to do that than trying to force an overt moral message into every single episode.
FIREFLY Rewatch: Simon Tam is SO gay. Like, SO.SO. gay.
Maybe that’s an unpopular opinion. I just remember getting pissed the first time I watched Firefly when he and Kaylee started flirting. I’m not referring to Sean Maher as an actor (though he is gay). I’m saying Simon, as a character, just always seemed gay from the beginning. And honestly, I think it would have been a great opportunity for Joss to have a lead, openly gay male character in one of his shows/films (something STILL lacking from all his projects- Andrew doesn’t really count).
If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.
Harvey Milk, human rights advocate and first openly gay person elected to public office in the U.S. Killed on this day in 1978. (via lgbt-rights)
“After Harvey Milk became one of the first out gay people elected in 1977, he put up a sign in his store window that just said, “Thank You.” Thirty-five years later, an out lesbian named Tammy Baldwin would be elected to the US Senate. Remembering Harvey Milk, killed on this day in 1978.”
If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal”, then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.
John F. Kennedy
This is a record high, and it is important to note that this number only reflects the people who PUBLICLY acknowledge to being LGBT. As we know, there are still many in the closet. This is also only one study to consider.