By JD Uy on September 27, He loves that joke. Another thing, too. No one has ever talked about it on national television, especially Latinos, to have a brother come out of the closet, to really talk about that on television. He was a pink light. My brother comes out of the closet on the movie, just like he did on my jokes. The more they kiss, the gayer I look. Oh, hello!
While Hollywood continues to drag its feet when it comes to meaningful and realistic LGBTQ representation, the world of comics, manga and graphic novels has long been a place for queer people to see reflections of themselves. Beginning life as a tri-monthly comic series on blogging website Tumblr, Heartstopper is an adorable and family-friendly love story between a geek and a jock. Read our interview with Alice here. When aspiring fencing champion Nicholas Cox is humiliated by prodigy Seiji Katayama during a competition, he vows to one day defeat his new-found rival. But after being awarded a scholarship at elite boys school Kings Row, he finds out that Seiji has been appointed his roommate, and life becomes… difficult. Challenging the typically hetero-focused world of sports, Fence features same-sex romances and gender-fluid characters, making it a rare inclusive reading experience. Created following the horrific shooting at LGBTQ nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida back in June , Love Is Love sees hundreds of the greatest talents in comics come together to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. Even better, proceeds from the comic go directly to help victims and their families who were affected by the shooting. Despite their differences, the two boys bond over batches of bread and rising dough, and before long it seems as though love is ready to bloom.
Loki is bisexual and gender-fluid.
Serialized in Monthly Action from to , and adapted into a live-action television drama by NHK in , the series follows the relationship between single father Yaichi, his daughter Kana, and Mike Flanagan, the Canadian husband of Yaichi's estranged and recently deceased twin brother. The series, which focuses on themes of homophobia , cultural difference, and family,  has been noted as a significant departure from Tagame's previous works, which focus on erotic and sadomasochistic subject material. Yaichi, a stay-at-home single father, lives with his daughter Kana in suburban Tokyo. Kana is fascinated by Mike and is immediately accepting of him, though Yaichi is hesitant to accept Mike as family. While Yaichi is not overtly homophobic , Mike suggests that his tacit discomfort over his brother's sexuality drove a wedge between them that led to their estrangement. Mike's interactions with the family and neighborhood over the subsequent three weeks prompt Yaichi to confront his own prejudices around sex and sexuality, as his growing tolerance and eventual acceptance of Mike parallel his overcoming of his own homophobia. Yaichi and Kana bid Mike goodbye as family, and he returns to Canada. A three-episode live-action adaptation of My Brother's Husband was announced in December , and aired in March
After a whole decade of adopting Marvel's comics for the big screen, which has spawned 23 interconnected movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still noticeably starved of LGBTQ characters. Marvel Studios' filmmakers and executives have historically tiptoed around the issue. Director James Gunn infamously explained the lack of representation in "Guardians of the Galaxy" by saying, "We don't really know who's gay and who's not.