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EXCLUSIVE – Walking Dead Exec Producer Scott Gimple Hints LGBT Character To Be Introduced

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As many of you know I am a GayGeek and damn proud of it.  You may also know I have also had a huge bone to pick with AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead for the past 3 seasons of totally ignoring the fact that not only do LGBT people actually exist but they could also survive a the “walker”apocalypse.

There are many reasons that the television series has annoyed me so far.  In the past three seasons they have introduced every type of character imaginable. Young, old, black, white, Korean, Latino,  redneck, God fearing country folk, nerds, prisoners, and even the Irish!  But not one of these character have been LGBT and the only time that our community has been mentioned in the past four seasons is when one character thought another character was a lesbian because she had short hair! .To make matters worse the television series also actually CUT two gay characters and a minor gay storyline out of the Season 3 transition from the comic to television for the  prison arc.

Well now after 4 articles and some old fashioned bitching and tweeting to Executive Producers Gale Anne Hurd and Scott Gimple it FINALLY seems as though there will be an LGBT character introduced in Season Four.

After my latest post Walking Dead Season 4 GAYWATCH: More Deaths, More Threats, But Any Gay Characters? which I sent to Gimple I received the following private Twitter message.


Scott Gimble


So  it seems that this season a member of the LGBT community will now be represented among the survivors. The next question is which character yet to be introduced will it be?

Some of the possibilities from the roster of upcoming characters in Season’ Four:

Laura or Melody  -According to SpoilerTV, Episode 6 is called “Rise” and it will include two recurring roles, including “a single mother and former nurse named Laura” and “a tough and funny woman named Melody.”

Jack or Erin — According to TVLine, Season 4, Episode 4 is called “Indifference” and will introduce two new survivors named Jack and Erin; both are said to be in their 20s and described as easygoing and “extremely thin.” As for their personalities, TVLine said “Jack’s a bit of a joker, while Erin walks through life with rose-colored glasses.”

Mack or Patrick — According to SpoilerTV, Episode 7 will be titled “Dead Weight” and two brothers around age 30 are coming: “Mack is an aggressive wiseass and Patrick is fair-minded. Mack is recurring and Patrick is a guest role.”  ”

Wayne Kesey — Another recurring role announced at the same time, Wayne is described as “Early 30’s. Very smart and an experienced liar.”

Jordana Barraza — Third recurring character from the same SpoilerTV post, described as “Late 20’s tough, hispanic, and beautiful. Shamed about her past.”

And there is the off chance it might actually be Cesar Martinez (played in the television series by the humpy was meant to be homosexual  in the comic’s but according to TWD creator Robert Kirkman he never got around to writing it. (Shocking).  On the television show Martinez is still alive and well and at the end of last season rode off into the sunset with the Governor.  

Well whoever it is it FINALLY seems that this season there will be some LGBT’ representing when it comes to kicking some Walker ass on The Walking Dead.

And its about damn time.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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