I feel like the article even said there was a "vision of the future" scene where the adult version of this character was shown with a man who was implied to be his boyfriend.
Slightly OT: The comic strip "For Better or For Worse" has a character, Lawrence, who came out in his late teens.
If anything, I think it feeds into some common stereotypes about gay people that I found difficult enough to deal with when I was growing up and I'm not very interested in having them perpetuated. In this thread, a character was mentioned who spoke with an affect stereotypically associated with gays, as a possible example of a gay cartoon character.
Are you objecting to the existence of this character, or simply the inference that the character might be gay, based on the way he speaks? Bit of trivia: Oliver's female friend Joyce was portrayed by the same actress who portrayed Samarra, the vengeful little girl ghost in The Ring.
When it happened, in the mid 1990s, the strip's creator said that she had always known that Lawrence would be gay, from the time she introduced him to the strip as a preschooler, and was simply waiting for him to be old enough to recognize it.
This sounds very familiar, but for the life of me I can't think of the show name either.
Whatever this show was I never saw it and I don't know what it was called or what channel it aired on, but IIRC what I read was that the show's creators did intend for this character to be gay.That musical number he did with Chad in HSM2 was pretty homoerotic (& in the next scene they're wearing each other's shirts). The writers of these types of shows seem to love sneaking crap past the radar.Wikipedia has several lists of TV shows with LGBT characters ( but a quick look through them didn't turn up any Disney or Nick shows.Good to see that they're finally addressing this issue. Captain Li Shang, from Mulan, who slowly fell head-over-heels in love with Ping.Until he found out that Ping had girl parts, at which point he ... Big, two-handed slap in the face to the whole "born that way" idea for sexual orientation Ah, but to quote the world's leading expert on the subject: "'Baby, you were born this way, no matter gay, straight or bi."High School Musical's Ryan Evans is as gay as Disney could get away with on air, and is explicitly gay in the stage version.