According to a Newsarama article, GLAAD, or the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, recently announced its annual media awards nominees. Among those nominated in the comic book category are Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Alcoholic, Secret Six, Young Avengers Presents, and Final Crisis: Revelations.
Interesting list. I’ve yet to read The Alcoholic. The other four titles depicted good or realistic portrayals of gay characters or relationships. Well, I want Buffy and Secret Six to win. I hope it’s a tie. In Buffy, the main star’s gone bi, and she has three openly lesbian allies. Secret Six is also gay-friendly; it has Scandal Savage and the occasional gay background character.
Catman and Deadshot aren’t gay, but some people think that there’s something “bromantic” going on. Hmm. I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up wrapped in each other’s arms, though. They’ve been quite chummy lately. I think Deadshot’s more expressive of his thoughts than Catman. There’s mutual respect already, regardless. Attraction between them could be next, if it isn’t there already. Do it, Gail Simone.