What a good day to be gay! The sun is beaming down as thousands of LGBT people and supporters take to the streets to show case their sexuality, spirituality and gender in all its fluidity. Today is about love and identity, being true to who you are and expressing it without being persecuted. We are also celebrating America’s legalisation of gay marriage in all fifty states and are feeling just generally gayl.
For many of us, we’re unique and today is about rejoicing away from the backlash we usually get. So to raise our hands up high, marching for our continuous rights and equality that isn’t fully received yet, let’s take a look at some of our favourite LBGT characters in geek culture.
Poussey Washington - Orange is the New Black
Jamal Lyon - Empire
Catwoman - Batman
Damien Franzese - Mean Girls
Tara Maclay - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sophia Burset - Orange Is The New Black
Nomi Marks - Sense8
Ben and George - Love Is Strange
Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter
Frank - N - Furter - Rocky Horror Picture Show
By today’s standards, you could argue that the brilliant Tim Curry strutting around in suspenders and a bra is worrying representation. But Rocky Horror Picture Show was so much more to the outside community that it’s over the top craziness is a rite of passage for some. The movie sees Frank-N-Furter strut around his home, getting up to all kinds of mischief. Unashamed of who he is, he prefers dressing up in drag and would sleep with both genders because he is attracted to them all. He is the most complex character of the whole show and whilst he does seem like the villain, there is an ache underneath him that Curry unearths.