NBC's relatively conservative soap Days of Our Lives will feature a second gay character in the upcoming weeks.
The character of Will Horton, played by Chandler Massey is the second character to come out on the show. The role of Sonny, played by Freddie Smith, joined the show last June, as a "good-natured young man who returns home to join his family." The show will explore his journey toward self-acceptance, which Chandler says:
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Such an great development for this series! We cannot commend them enough!
Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character to appear in the Archie comics, has been met with overwhelming acclaim, and now, in the companion series which features Archie and company as adults, Life With Archie, he'll be getting married to his boyfriend!
Set to take place in Life With Archie #16, which premieres in January, Kevin will be tying the knot after returning home from war!
According to official press release:
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Wow! Powerful! We think they handled this extraordinarily well.
In case you missed last night's 90210, Trevor Donovan's character, Teddy, finally came out to the gang. There were a lot of poignant moments, including a scene between Teddy and ex-girlfriend Silver.
Check out some of the highlights from last night in the videos above.
How did U feel about the episode? Do U think the writers handled Teddy's coming out story correctly?
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HELLZ TO THE YES!
We're delighted to report that the Archie issue introducing the comic series' first gay character, Kevin Keller, has SOLD OUT its first print run!
Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater says:
"We never thought Kevin Keller would become so hot so fast!"
Due to its heavy demand, the company will now be releasing a limited edition version of the comic, which will feature a new, remastered cover!
And don't worry, Kevin will be back in new issues, as well!
Amazing! Hurray for Kevin Keller!
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The more the merrier we say!
Late last year, when rumors started to circulate that a character on 90210 was going to turn out gay, Michael Steger, who plays Navid, was really hoping it would be him!
He told sources that he would have liked to approach the change "organically and honestly" and would have been "excited" for the challenge.
Uh-huh. You mean, excited for all the media coverage! (Don't try and fool us! We know where your head is at!)
Sadly for Mikey, the esteemed role of resident gay is going to Trevor Donovan. Mikey tried to act like he was "cool" with the storyline, but secretly, he's been writing future episodes in his diary about a love triangle between him, Trevor and that annoying chick who used to be on Degrassi.
We kid. We kid.
We know her name is Shenae Grimes!
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…For a cartoon.
Justin Timberlake has signed on to voice a gay character in an episode of Fox's cartoon comedy The Cleveland Show.
Show creator Rich Appel says, "Terry [voiced by Jason Sudeikis] falls in love with a guy voiced by Justin. Justin is just hysterical!"
Gay characters in cartoons?? This is a huge step!!
The only thing we ask is that Justin gets back to MUSIC!! We don't know how we feel about this whole "acting" thing…
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