This Twitter conversation between Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer of ABC’s “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” and a disgruntled fan is the most perfect response to homophobia I’ve ever witnessed. I was already a Shonda fan, but this takes it to the next level.
One tiny side note: I think it’s awesome that Shonda’s shows are diverse in ethnicity and sexual orientation, but there’s nothing wrong with calling it a “gay scene”
gay characters are in it! Representation matters! “They’re just people, not gay people” is a form of erasure similar to “I don’t see color,” no matter how well intentioned.
The problem isn’t seeing the scenes as gay. The problem occurs when people equate being gay with something bad.
OK, side note over. Thanks to my Tumblr family for chiming in and bringing this to my attention. The learnings never cease!