Tag: Are They Or Aren’t They?

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Are They or Aren’t They: Meg Griffin

“Another Family Guy character! Is GN gay for that show or something? Huh? Are ya gay for Family Guy, Gay-nerds.com? You should change your name to Family Gay-Nerds.com, since you love Family Guy so much. Hur hur hur.”

Meg Griffin

Projected self-loathing aside, we were hesitant to do this profile because…it’s Family Guy (again!), and worse yet, it’s Meg from Family Guy. Meg is awful. Despite all the hate she gets, Meg’s character is always evolving (and reverting) and occasionally she get’s the spotlight on the show. She’s been an Evangelical Christian, her father’s chauffeur, and the lead singer in the family band. Of course, 22-minute careers and/or affiliations are nothing new for TV characters (to say nothing of Family Guy characters). What sets Meg a part (and the reason we’re doing this article) is her supposed future status as a transgender person.

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Are They or Aren't They: Meg Griffin

“Another Family Guy character! Is GN gay for that show or something? Huh? Are ya gay for Family Guy, Gay-nerds.com? You should change your name to Family Gay-Nerds.com, since you love Family Guy so much. Hur hur hur.”

Meg Griffin

Projected self-loathing aside, we were hesitant to do this profile because…it’s Family Guy (again!), and worse yet, it’s Meg from Family Guy. Meg is awful. Despite all the hate she gets, Meg’s character is always evolving (and reverting) and occasionally she get’s the spotlight on the show. She’s been an Evangelical Christian, her father’s chauffeur, and the lead singer in the family band. Of course, 22-minute careers and/or affiliations are nothing new for TV characters (to say nothing of Family Guy characters). What sets Meg a part (and the reason we’re doing this article) is her supposed future status as a transgender person.

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Are They or Aren’t They?: Kratos

Rarely does one start watching an action movie or playing an adventure game and assume that they’ll find a gay character. M-16s and hunting demons are just not for the friends of Dorothy, if most production companies are to be believed. Well, we all know that that’s a load of crap. Sure, you might have to look a bit harder at those ripped abs and wipe away the caked on blood to see the glitter and rainbows, but they’re there. And whose blood-stained abs are we examining this time? None other than the Ghost of Sparta himself, Kratos.

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Are They or Aren't They?: Kratos

Rarely does one start watching an action movie or playing an adventure game and assume that they’ll find a gay character. M-16s and hunting demons are just not for the friends of Dorothy, if most production companies are to be believed. Well, we all know that that’s a load of crap. Sure, you might have to look a bit harder at those ripped abs and wipe away the caked on blood to see the glitter and rainbows, but they’re there. And whose blood-stained abs are we examining this time? None other than the Ghost of Sparta himself, Kratos.

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Are They Or Aren’t They: Elphaba Thropp

Can I get a “What! What!” from all the theatre nerds in the hizz-ouse?…Okay, what about the book nerds, fo’ shizzy? I only ask because this week’s chosen character is pulling double duty in the theatrical and literary worlds as the protagonist of Gregory Maguire’s Wicked and the Broadway musical based on the book. Really, she’s pulling triple duty when you include The Wizard of Oz movie, but there she’s merely the Wicked Witch of the West: an unnamed, emerald antagonist with a thing for ruby slippers. Maguire’s Elphaba, on the other hand, has a sense of depth to her. She’s an odd kind of hero—conflicted and bitter and not altogether sympathetic—but her death is a tragic one, as is much of her life. We know she’s green, but could she be gay?

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Are They Or Aren't They: Elphaba Thropp

Can I get a “What! What!” from all the theatre nerds in the hizz-ouse?…Okay, what about the book nerds, fo’ shizzy? I only ask because this week’s chosen character is pulling double duty in the theatrical and literary worlds as the protagonist of Gregory Maguire’s Wicked and the Broadway musical based on the book. Really, she’s pulling triple duty when you include The Wizard of Oz movie, but there she’s merely the Wicked Witch of the West: an unnamed, emerald antagonist with a thing for ruby slippers. Maguire’s Elphaba, on the other hand, has a sense of depth to her. She’s an odd kind of hero—conflicted and bitter and not altogether sympathetic—but her death is a tragic one, as is much of her life. We know she’s green, but could she be gay?

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Are They or Aren’t They: Black Canary

I feel like I need to write more about comics considering how much I enjoy them in my day-to-day life. I alphabetize my comic collection each night, and I kiss them good morning everyday. “Good morning, Secret Six. Good morning, Wonder Woman. Didn’t forget about you, Stumptown. I love you with all my heart and soul, Batwoman.” That’s a slight exaggeration, but I’d still like to take a moment to profile a character I really dig: Black Canary. Dinah Lance is the daughter of the original Black Canary, Dinah Drake, and she kicks ass. Sometimes she kicks ass with the Birds of Prey, sometimes with this guy she kinda likes, and sometimes on her own.  The point is, if Black Canary is around, sore asses will abound. I don’t know why I’m rhyming… I think I’ve just watched this so many times that I’ve got musicals on the brain. Awesome musical numbers aside, is Black Canary queer?