come talk to be about gay sports

Okay, 2016 has been a crappy year. In fact, it’s been the worst year ever for some of us and it can’t end soon enough.

But can we talk about the one good thing that’s come out of this year though? LGBTQ+ Representation in TV shows.

We’ve had Philip x Lukas in Eyewitness; Malec in Shadowhunters; Dizzie and Thor in The Get Down; Frankie, Rey and Jackson are gay and Hayes is bi in Conviction; Susan and Van in Van Helsing; Charlie and Matteusz in BBC Class; Jo and Chase in Easy and several others I’m missing out on.

Plus we have Isak x Even in Skam and Victor and Yuuri as the first healthy same-sex relationship in a sports anime.

Add to that the already present characters from HTGAWM, Teen Wolf, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, OINTB, Sense8, Mr Robot, Quantico, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and so many others and you get a pretty good picture.

Are all of these characters well-written? No. Are all of these arcs interesting and cliché-free? Again, No.

It is encouraging, though, and definitely a good start, to watch a TV show and see actual canonically lgbt+ characters instead of the usual overdose of ~homoerotic~ moments that are later described very vehemently by the cast and crew by being just bromance (Okay, Supernatural. I am talking about Supernatural. And Sherlock, but mostly Supernatural).

I am SO for TV shows to finally end the damn queer-baiting and finally give us some actual LGBTQ+ characters. I am so for kids, teenagers, and even adults struggling with their gender or sexuality to turn on a damn TV show and see a character like them and feel a little less alone, a little less like something is wrong with them.

It also doesn’t hurt that many (most?) of these shows have a pretty good balance of POC in the main cast as well as some very well-written female characters, but that’s a post for another time.

ngl i’m pretty tired of seeing people unironically using gay as a noun

like people or characters are not your favorite gays or your cute gays or your bashful gays or anything else and it comes of as antagonizing at best and fetishistic at worst like please stop

People talk alot about Kayla being surprised to not have a goddess as a mother but like I really doubt that. Like her Dad was such an amazing and well known archer that the god of archery had the hots for him.
Like him being gay would be VERY well-known. Also can you imagine the postivity that would come with?
The best archer in the world is a gay man. Showing once again that LGBT+ people are everywhere and belong in sports. Plus he’d be an advocate for LGBT+ equality everywhere, especially in sports and he would be heard and actually listened to. Kayla would go to with her Dad to pride rallies in Canada from when she was born. Her dad would probably joke that he’s so good even Apollo would be impressed.

Kayla would be completely aware she didn’t have a mom. Lee and Michael would be completely awear she didn’t have a mom, as soon as she said who her Dad was, along with every other archer in the camp.
Chiron wouldn’t be surprised. You think this is the first time Apollo has had kids with a guy? Or any other god/goddess has never had a kid with a mortal with the same genital. Please literally only Hera is straight and that’s questionable, wall Artemis is Aro-Ace (Or should I say Arrow Ace).
That’s only two that aren’t kinda gay.

Only non-archer campers would be surprised by Kayla not having a mom.

i’m gay

I guess since I decided to come out to my Tumblr followers I thought I should say some things. I could go on and on about how hard it was growing up and all the internal battles and struggles that I faced but thats synonymous with every other gay’s story. My hope in the future is that these stories will no longer exist. That we will live in society where no one coming out will talk about their self hate, confusion, and pain. 

I’m saddened that we live in a world where men are afraid to come out. Hopefully this post will/could inspire young men like myself to not be afraid. That there are others like you. If someone would have told me a year ago that I would be at Northwestern University, in a fraternity, on a club sport team, surfing, pursuing acting and theatre AND be out of the closet I would have never believed them. Our sexualities shouldn’t define us, but I also think that we need to be brave and stand up for those who are suffering. If you have any questions please reach out to me. 

Dan and his 'straightness'
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