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Old April 24 2013, 03:15 AM   #9
Shaka Zulu
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Re: Star Trek Needs a Gay Character and Here’s How to Do It

bullethead wrote: View Post
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.
I like the first couple of points, but the last one ('Shoving the "accept gay/lesbian/whatever" message into people's face is more likely to backfire than change people's preconceptions') is wrong. GLBT people aren't doing that, they just want what they are as people to be normal without others objecting to it.
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