This list is taken from the New York Times article “Thoughts and Prayers and N.R.A. Funding” written after the Las Vegas massacre. The people above are the Senate’s ten largest recipients of money from the National Rifle Association. I replaced the quotes from the article with the most recent comments made about yesterday’s (Nov. 5, 2017) shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
I don’t see Edward as a gay character in our story. Doesn’t mean Edward never can be gay in other iterations. [Would he have been more accepting? Because all you had was rage at the time, of course.] Yeah…I mean. Accepting of it? Sure. I think…I don’t know. I don’t think he would be bothered by it. I think he is someone who has always wanted to be adored, wants to be appreciated and liked, so I don’t think that he could all of a sudden flip and resent someone for giving him something that he wants. But I do think one of the interesting things about that clash is that…it doesn’t actually mean that either of the characters are gay, I don’t actually mean to say that, because I don’t know that Oswald is, either, but, um. I like the clash that Oswald is someone who’s open to loving someone because they are…they understand him, or give him a certain kind of attention that he’s never had before, and that Edward is maybe just incapable of accepting that, either from the same sex or just from someone like Oswald.
Cory Michael Smith on Ed’s sexuality and how Ed would have reacted to Oswald’s love if Isabella wasn’t in the picture.