One of the majhor Arrow characters turns out to be gay


The CW superhero show, which stars Stephen Amell as a version of the DC Comics superhero Green Arrow, recently introduced a grown-up version of the main character’s son William, played by Ben Lewis in the flash-forward to the distant future, where it is shown that little William Queen will grow up into a gay man. The October 22 episode of the show featured a scene between future William and Roy Harper, played by an out gay actor Colton Haynes.“And my ex-boyfriend wonders why I have commitment issues,” William joked complaining about his father who did not spend as much time with him as he wanted. The subtle confirmation of the character’s sexuality was not lost on fans of the show, who praised it repeatedly on Twitter.The universe of superhero TV shows that share a universe with Arrow, known collectively as the Arrowverse, have earned praise for featuring a number of queer characters from different sides of thew queer spectrum.


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