mm yeah hey guys here’s your friendly reminder not to do the whole “what if being gay in night vale was normal and that’s why everyone accepts cecil and carlos being so open lololol” rhetoric for several reasons
first, there is literally no proof of being gay being “the norm” in night vale. like are we even listening to the same show. straight couples/characters are shown no hate or disapproval, and the number of confirmed straight relationships is about the same as confirmed gay relationships. what the fuck guys.
it undermines the fact that night vale has gay representation for gay representation’s sake. cecil and carlos are gay not because it’s a political statement or because it’s important to the over all plot, but rather because gay people exist and because we can have narratives outside of our gayness.
it’s homophobic to think that the acceptance of gay relationships/gay people is just part of the ~~~night vale weirdness~~~ because it implies being gay is weird and it implies that being straight is normal. yeah, being straight is THE NORM, as in it’s what’s common in society, but to say it’s normal implies being gay is weird/wrong/bad, which it’s fucking not. and again, this undermines the representation aspect of night vale.
thinking gay acceptance is weird is also homophobic. like, i don’t even need to explain this one. if you think accepting gay people is weird then you’re a homophobe. (and again, there is a different between “what is common in society” and “this is what i think is normal in society”. while gay acceptance may not be COMMON in a lot of places in society, it doesn’t mean it’s weird.)
despite the feel of the show, night vale represents a future in which people are accepted for who they are and who they love without judgement. to think that this is weird or wrong or that it’s just part of the show’s ~~quirkiness~~ is messed up, especially considering places like this DO EXIST irl even if they’re not common. anyways, here was your friendly reminder. cut that “being gay is part of the night vale weirdness” shit out guys lol, it’s really not cool