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Old April 23 2013, 11:33 PM   #4
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Re: Star Trek Needs a Gay Character and Here’s How to Do It

Here's how I would do it in a series:
-Introduce one main/recurring character and do not show his/her sexuality. Focus on establishing the character's personality and competence.
-In the second season, casually mention and show that the character is in a homosexual relationship with a minor character.
-Season 3 is the earliest point the marriage should happen and it should be a mundane affair.

Also, have gay couples in the backgrounds of scenes, like TOS did with people of color back in the day. Shoving the "accept gay/lesbian/whatever" message into people's face is more likely to backfire than change people's preconceptions.
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