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Old 10 February 2014, 12:28 PM
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It's not that old, but I'm quite surprised on re-watching the Simpsons episode Homer's Phobia (which I think was the first episode to include an explicitly gay character) by just how progressive it was in some ways and how, despite the gags about gay steelworkers and so on, the main gay character wasn't just a walking stereotype. He was camp, but also had unique interests, didn't lust after Homer and ended up saving the day.

I was also surprised in a negative way about a line Marge said - keep in mind she wasn't portrayed as homophobic - which was something like 'I don't think there's anything wrong with Bart, but if there is it's probably because you don't spend enough time with him'.
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