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AMC’s The Walking Dead is no stranger to unusual characters or representing a wide diversity of different people be it race, color or creed, but there is one minority group that’s now starting to seem conspicuous by their absence. Allow me to explain…

The current season of The Walking Dead, where the survivors find shelter in a prison, is based on a storyline from the comics that also included a gay couple named Dexter and Andrew. However, in the episodes produced so far there’s been no sign of Dexter and Andrew came to a, ahem, bitter end in last week’s episode. Gee, I hope someone from the LGBT community doesn’t notice, or… Too late.

Here’s a statement from a recent blog post by Will Kohler from the LGBT blog Back2Stonewall:

“Considering the veritable United Nations of characters that have been seen on The Walking Dead over the past three seasons it’s becoming a glaring omission and sad  fact there has not been one LGBT character on this show up till now.Invisibility on television is a major problem for the LGBT Community and both TV and movies need to learn that a characters sexuality is an aside, a trait like being left-handed or having blue eyes and should be presented and treated as such and not something to fear presenting.

LGBT viewers of The Walking Dead and television in general deserve much better.  Better characters, better representation, and better advocating for such by concerned individuals and organizations.”

It does seem like a strange oversight, especially considering that many top dramas are going out of their way to include gay and lesbian characters. Why no gay love from The Walking Dead?

So was this a deliberate slight, or maybe there was just too much going on with the Governor and Michonne to do Andrew and Dexter justice? Sound off with your thoughts below.

Source: Blastr

Category: Comics, TV

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