Lesbians are so good at pointing out romantic chemistry between women on TV but in real life it takes 3 years of friendship and an entire peer reviewed scientific paper to convince us that a girl might like us back.
My goal in life? Me and my girlfriend are on holiday somewhere where they speak Spanish. We’re at a restaurant. The server comes up to us to ask us what we want to order. I speak to the waiter. My Spanish is flawless. My girlfriend looks at me in awe. We don’t end up eating dinner bc we go back to the hotel where she fucks me senseless. The end.
To Everyone Who Has Ever Complained About the ‘Overrepresentation’ of LGBTQ+ Characters in the Arrowverse:
Here’s all the main characters Arrow has ever had: Oliver, Laurel E1, Laurel E2, Tommy, Diggle, Thea, Moira, Quentin, Felicity, Roy, Slade, Malcolm, Curtis, Adrian, Rene, Dinah, and Diaz.
One of them is gay out of a total of 17.
Here’s all the main characters Legends has ever had: Martin, Ray, Rip, Sara, Jax, Kendra, Carter, Mick, Leonard, Eobard, Amaya, Gideon, Nate, Zari, Wally, Ava, Constantine, and Nora.
Two are bisexual and one is gay out of a total of 18.
Here’s all the main characters The Flash has ever had: Barry, Iris, Caitlin, Cisco, Eobard, Harrison, Joe, Cecile, Wally, Julian, DeVoe, Ralph, Nora, and Cicada.
As of now, none have been LGBTQ+.
Here’s all the main characters Supergirl has ever had: Kara, James, Alex, Winn, J’onn, Cat, Mon-El, Maggie, Lena, Reign, Braniac 5, Agent Liberty, Dreamer, Nia.
Two are gay and one is transgender out of 13.
The greater majority of LGBTQ+ characters we’ve had have been only recurring or guest characters: Nyssa, Nick Anastas, William, Emily, Guinevere, Digsy Foss, Gary, Paul, Rob, Singh, Ray Terrill, Lindsay, Queen Anne, and E-X Snart.
All of these characters have only had extremely short lived onscreen relationships/no actual onscreen relationships (Nyssa, Paul, William, Emily, Gary) or had very little significant screen time in general (Nick, Lindsay, Guinevere, Anne, Singh, Rob) or were from another universe who showed up for 5 minutes in one single episode (Digsy, Ray Terrill, E-X Snart).
So here’s the total number of main, recurring, and significant guest characters we’ve had on all four shows: 195
Here’s the total number of main, recurring, and significant guest LGBT characters we’ve had on all four shows: 21
So roughly 10% of all characters have been LGBTQ+. That’s about equal to the percentage of LGBTQ+ people in the world population. Saying there’s “too many” LGBTQ+ characters in these shows is just pathetic.
Representation is so so so important. I know it has helped me be comfortable with my sexuality, and I’m sure it’s helped many more.
(Just to add some context to this post, after William being revealed as gay on Arrow, a lot of people on some other sites have been complaining about the Arrowverse being “too gay”. It’s not. In fact, I give the CW a lot of credit for having this many LGBTQ+ characters.)