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Gay Television History 12/3/77 - MAUDE: "The Gay Bar" (Full Episode)

Gay Television History 12/3/77 – MAUDE: “The Gay Bar” (Full Episode)

Uptight neighbor Arthur has launched a crusade to close a nearby gay bar, so Maude convinces him he should visit the bar before condemning it. A classic 1970s sitcom “gay episode” and still unfortunately somewhat relevant today.

The Walking Dead’s First Gay Character Finally Arrives: Aaron From The Alexandria Safe Zone Makes The Scene

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After 5 and a half seasons and a lot of pushing from this website, last night The Walking Dead finally introduced it’s first gay male character.  Aaron from the Alexandria Safe Zone.

The Walking Dead over the years have had a veritable United Nations of characters but in the past have shied away from any of the comic’s gay content. (Season 3, Prison) without any explanation and a lot of blowback from this site.  Eventually after many complaints they added the role of the lesbian character Tara (a character not in the original comics and lesbians are more acceptable after all.  But now FINALLY the comics first gay character has arrived.

So last night Aaron shows up in the aftermath of the devastating storm at the end of a rather dull-ish English Patient type episode clean looking well-fed, dry, and inexplicably chipper. He mumbles something about “stranger danger” but assures Maggie and Sasha—both standing ready to shoot his brains out—that he comes as a friend with “good news.” He asks to speak to Rick, whom he (alarmingly!) knows by name.

In the comic Aaron and his partner Eric are recruiters for the Alexandria Safe-Zone, a walled-off community that our survivors have called home for several years now. He scouts potential new groups of survivors, watches them for some time, then invites them back to Alexandria if he deems them worthy.

Other than Aaron’s arrival in last nights episode Rick finally delivers the iconic comic book line, “We are the walking dead,” in an emotional speech about his grandfather, who fought against the Germans in World War II.

“Every day he woke up, told himself, ‘Rest in peace, now get up and go to war,’” Rick explains to his soggy, downtrodden group inside the barn. “Then after a few years of pretending he was dead, he made it out alive. That’s the trick of it, I think. We do what we need to do and then we get to live. But no matter what we find in D.C. I know we’ll be okay. Because this is how we survive. We tell ourselves that we are the walking dead.”

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Video – LGBT History: April 30th, 1997 – Television Character Ellen Morgan (Ellen DeGeneres) Comes Out Of The Closet

April 30, 1997
Ellen Morgan, played by  Ellen DeGeneres made television history on this day when her fictional alter ego Ellen Morgan came out of the closet on her prime-time sitcom Ellen. The move made Ellen Morgan the first leading sitcom character on national television to ever announce she was a lesbian.

Over 42 million people tuned into the episode, which featured guest appearances by Laura Dern, Dwight Yoakum, Demi Moore, Billy Bob Thornton, and Oprah Winfrey. Ellen’s own coming out in real life, happened one week prior to the airing of the episode when she announced she was a lesbian on the cover of Time magazine.

The Gay 90210 Character Is REVEALED! – Spoiler Alert!

For the past month the internet has been a buzz about which of the that male characters on 90210 would come out of the closet this upcoming season. Speculation has fallen on 3 specific characters plyed by Matt Lanter (Liam Court), Michael Steger (Navid Shirazi) and Trevor Donovan (Teddy Montgomery). (Although I much more perfer BEEF and wish it was Scott Patterson who played Finnigan ‘Finn’ Court, Oh well.)

Zap2it.com claims to have the answer of which of the three twinks above will be bursting out of the closet next season. And I am posting after the jump to avoid spoiling it for anyone who watches the show and would rather wait to find out.

**If YOU want to know who we should be throwing the “coming out” party for  CLICK “Read more….” below

And the winner is……….
Trevor Donovan!
Yep Teddy Montgomery is going to come out and his love interest will be playbed by Canadian Broadway Actor Kyle Riabko who is pictured below.  In the Season 2 finale, we watched Teddy get back together (again) with Silver (played by Jessica Stroup), so we’re interested to see how the writers will spin that storyline.