Chayne Avery, the artist for the comic book Boy Meets Hero and the Cute Guys Coloring book made a GayComicGeek image! I’m always a fan of those. I personally think a new addition to the Boy Meets Hero comic should be made, but that’s just my personal opinion. Avery has a very cute style of art that adds a bit of sexiness to his work. He has lots more images in his coloring books and past comic pieces.

Check out their Facebook page over at: Facebook.com/BoyMeetsHero or you can email them directly at: ChayRussArt@gmail.com


What would be a good name for an archenemy for the GayComicCorps? The nemesis is gay himself and has more like an Xavier vs. Magneto relationship to the Corp. This is not an Anti-Gay man and he is not a self hating closeted character at all. Both sides want equality for the LGBT community. But both sides use different means to achieve this goal. What do you think would be a good name?

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Capt and Bucky Rain

I wonder, would anyone be upset if Black Widow was bisexual and had a girlfriend while Bruce Banner was missing? Until #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend came up, the vast majority of audiences who have seen the Captain America movies have assumed that Steve Rogers is a heterosexual male. I am all for the idea of having a gay male superhero being represented on screen in the Marvel Universe. But it is not going to happen with Cap. I hate saying that and I hate to hurt anyone’s dreams. But Marvel will not give Captain America a boyfriend. Captain America is debatable as being the flagship character in the Marvel Cinematic universe and is also part of one of their largest money making movie series. Besides the financial loss of viewership from obvious bigots, there will be those who are legitimately NOT homophobes and they will more than likely also boycott any future movie with the character. Disney would never do something like that for a franchise that has made them billions. Fan outcry would be legendary.

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Look what happened with the fan outcry in the DC Cinematic Universe with Zack Snyder. Snyder’s vision was too dark and is now being overseen by DC Creative Head Geoff Johns and Jon Berg because of this fan outcry. To top that all off, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has gotten it spot on that relationships can be present, but is not and should not be the focus of any movie. No one wants to watch a movie with Tony Stark losing Pepper (again) and then getting her back by the end of every superhero movie.

Cap and Bucky Bite

Do I want to see Captain America with Bucky on screen? Yes. Absolutely yes, pure and simple. I know this goes against my geeky nature of wanting comic book accuracy, but to hell with it. The movie universe is different from the comic universe and Steve Rogers could be bisexual. Almost every comic book character since the invention of the comic book superhero has been pandered towards heterosexual men. No long standing character could ever be deemed to be anything other straight, or the book wouldn’t be published with the Comics Code Authority in place. It gives me hope to think that a sexuality other than heterosexual can be identified on screen with a superhero. Do I think this will happen just because I want it to happen? Absolutely not. I know it will not happen. But I can still hope. I support Cap and Buck as being an item in fanfics and other people’s universes constantly. Of course even that has landed lots of criticism. As if other people’s non-cannon stories, artwork and fanfic are somehow harmful to anyone.

Capt and Bucky

Bucky and Cap have a long history with each other and I love the possibility of thinking that their bromantic story is even more that what the viewer has been witness to so far. There are so few gay men represented on screen in leading roles as it is and even fewer that are donning superhero alter egos. I want to see a leading gay character be the flagship character of a mainstream series of movies. My dream since I can remember is to have a gay character in a leading role in a mainstream movie that is not the comic relief, or a supporting character, and is not a guy that may give a small reference to their possible sexuality. I want an openly gay badass hero whose sexuality is up front and center as so many other heterosexuals show in every other movie.

Cap Bucky

The movie universe is set apart from the comic books and this is a different universe altogether, so sexuality could be fluid. Steve Rogers could very well be a bisexual male that has not spoken of his feelings towards Bucky. He risked everything on the belief that Bucky was innocent and defied the United Nations to save his buddy. Bucky himself was a secret spy/Winter Soldier that went on many missions. Who is to say that he himself has not had to flirt and seduce men in the past to get away with his supposed missions? Are we to assume that only sexy women are seduced by spies? Most secret agent movies will lead us to believe this. But it will never come to be.

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When this is all and done however, Marvel will never give Cap a boyfriend. Captain America will be heterosexual and pursue a female. We can hope, and dream. He will more than likely not even have a relationship at all. Which is truer to what he would be fighting for more than anything. The most we can hope for is a new character (good luck in finding one that is not owned by the Fox/X-Men) being shown on screen that will be a gay male. And be a character that is not shown briefly and then forgotten. Even then there will be those upset that any gay character is shown, but at least the usual supporters will not be disenfranchised.

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What do you think? Is this a thing to hope for or is it a thing that should be promptly dropped?

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Being a geek usually means that we’re going to be made fun of at some point in our lives.
All of us have accepted the double standards that are imposed. Like for instance, a sports fanatic that dedicates a room to their favorite team is totally acceptable in today’s society. But if a comic book fan does the same thing with their favorite superhero- Nope. That’s not accepted and most people will utter several different phrases under their breath- ‘Probably still lives with their parents, in the basement,’ ‘Never got laid,’ etc. So, being a gay geek can sometimes be even worse.
Michael from the American version of Queer as Folk had his day in the sun and showed the world that gay geeks exist. But that was years ago.

Where are the rest of the gay geeks in media? The Big Bang Theory, which that show in itself is very offensive to the geek world, hasn’t shown any gay geeks. They’ve made gay jokes. Jim Parsons, Sheldon, is a gay man, but no representation of a gay geek has ever even been mentioned.

 

The top 10 things Gay Geeks go through:

 

 

1. We have to come out, twice.

When I moved out on my own, I decorated my apartment in geeky posters, I had a huge cardboard cutout of Superman, I had action figures ALL over the apartment in ‘battle poses’ and I had a meager display of a couple home made crappy costumes I was just starting to get into making. When I brought home a guy I met at my university, he looked at my place and laughed. He still wanted to have sex, but he couldn’t help but make fun of my apartment and my geeky side. Don’t worry, we didn’t have sex, but that’s beside the point.

The point was that some gay men don’t understand the geek world. I knew from that point on that I had to either make sure that a guy is either accepting of me being a geek or not expose them to my world all suddenly so that I don’t get the knee jerk reaction of geek-shaming me. It’s sad that gay men feel like even though we’re suppose to be united, they can be the harshest of critics against their own culture.
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2. Cosplaying is a different world.

Most media and tv shows all focus on the female costumers. Yaya Han seemed to be the focus on the show- Heroes of Cosplay. I didn’t even know who she was when the show started.

In the first season we got one male costumer, who was decent, but hardly a fair representation of the male costuming world. I know we live in a heterosexual male dominated world, but I was thinking we’d get something better than this. I was hoping for 3 or 4 cosplay guys from different varieties of the costuming world.

 

3. Speaking of cosplaying, naked costuming chicks are accepted and encouraged!

However, the naked cosplaying guys, well that’s considered crude and offensive. I actually had someone give me their double standards. He told me how sexy several of my female costuming friends look in their costumes that were so revealing, most of those costumes could fit in my front pocket.

However when I pointed out a couple sexy costuming male friends, he said they shouldn’t be allowed to dress like that because children are at these conventions. So yeah he pulled a Simpsons reference without even knowing it- ‘Why won’t anyone please think of the children?!’ The children are apparently allowed to see naked women, but seeing a half naked man, then that’s crossing the line!

 

4. Not being able to relate to heterosexual geeky media.

Let me re-state that, we do relate a lot to geeky shows and movies. At least we do for a good 90-99% of it. And this may actually just be a gay topic in general. But, straight relationships can be depicted lovingly and unapologetically in any media format. A gay relationship usually involves controversy or the hypocrisy that ‘they’re just trying to make waves’ to be noticed. Usually, 1,000,000 Mom March or whatever it’s called now, will take up arms if a Waterbender comes out as being bisexual because sexuality and relationships are ok, only if it’s a heterosexual relationship. Gays are outnumbered to straights 10 to 1. That means most gay geeks will have a lot of straight geeky friends to share their experiences with. Which is awesome in a lot of ways. But even though the gay geek can relate to so many of the same references to their hetero-counterpart, sexuality-wise, the straight geek will not understand the gay side of the equation. For instance, Prince Oberon from Game of Thrones as a bisexual man and a total badass! I had more than one friend cringe and turn their eyes when finding out that he was bisexual and the notion that he would be with a guy actually disgusted them.

 

 

5. Other Gay guys don’t understand your references.

I rarely go to many gay related events unless it’s a comic con related experience, but occassionally I do want to be around other gay guys. When I do go, it’s rare that I’ll be able to speak in complete geek terms with most gay guys because if I say the work ‘Frack,’ or ‘Timey Whimey’ or even ‘Giggity,’

I’ll have the other gay guys look at me like I just stepped out of a cartoon. They sometimes don’t understand anything I say at all. I literally have to watch what I say and walk on egg shells so that they don’t either dismiss me as an idiot or think that I still live in the basement of my parent’s home.

 

6. A lot of people seem to think that all gay men worship female super heroines.

I know that sounds weird, but I have had so many people come up and ask me- who’s your favorite female superhero? My expression is usually- ‘uh, I don’t know, I guess Zatanna or something. I don’t have a favorite female superhero.’

Why is that one of the first questions I’d be asked? I’ll usually try to talk about my favorite MALE superhero and then start to name facts about Tim Drake or Peter Parker. I do not relate to female characters. I do feel like they’re completely under-represented in movies and tv shows. But I don’t read a lot of female character storylines on their own because they simply don’t interest me. So when I’m asked how I feel about Wonder Woman, I usually say, yeah she needs Amazonian armor covering most of her body since she’s going into battle and what she wears is completely stupid.

 

7. Speaking of favorite characters, who is your favorite gay Sci-Fi character? Oh wait there aren’t any.

Sure John Barrowman is gay and plays a pansexual Captain Jack, but technically, he’s not really a gay character. I guess he could be considered bi, or he’s just a man-whore. I guess Sam Adama from that god awful Caprica series counts. I wish I could have gotten through the Caprica series. Maybe Dumbledoore counts? That is, if Dumbledoore’s sexuality was even mentioned or referenced, or had any implication at all in the series (I know, it was great that his sexuality didn’t matter in the story and JK Rowling is one of my literary heroes for making his sexuality not matter in the slightest bit, but I’m just trying to make a point.) I think Andrew from Buffy the Vampire Slayer counts, if he ever actually came out of the closet.

We seem to have a lot of lesbians or bisexual women in the sci-fi universe. Luckily Xena and Gabrielle, Dax on Star Trek, Willow and Tara from Buffy, Inara from Firefly are all icons of lesbian women and many men everywhere. Again, women bi-sexuality or lesbianism is accepted. Not gay relationships unfortunately.

 

 

8. Geeky event vs. Gay Event.

I’ve never been into clubs. Well, I’ve been to clubs, but I don’t enjoy clubs. That is, unless, it’s a geeky related event taking place at that club. And unfortunately a geeky event usually only happens when a comic convention is going on in town at the time. Most other times however, clubs are just clubs to me and they just aren’t my thing. They never were, and never will be. But saying that to some gay men is like ripping their heart out. I can’t tell you how many gay men have asked me what is the ‘happening place’ in town to go to. When I say Midtown Comics, or the Renaissance Festival is in town, I’m given that awful look of shock and disapproval and usually referred back with a condescending attitude of – oh you’re special. I cannot even name an actual club in any town that I visit, because I never go to them. I’d rather have a Battlestar Galactica marathon at home.

 

9. Another issue is not understanding gay culture.

Sure, if you are gay, then we are all part of the gay culture whether we know it or not. However when it comes down to it, I don’t know a lot about gay culture other than historical events or what is going on in news related forums. Entertainment news, I know nothing about fashion, I don’t have a favorite diva (I didn’t even know what a diva was…I thought it was a female wrestler up until last year).

I don’t know what’s happening with current hot celebrities and their issues (why is Bruce Jenner coming out as trans so much more important than so many other trans people in the world?) and many other facets. I know about sci-fi movies, and tv shows. I know about the actors that play those roles. I don’t know what goes on in gay culture unfortunately. I know about it’s history and it’s current political events, which you would think would be more important, but in gay society, sometimes that’s not enough.

 

10. Last and probably the biggest issue of being a gay geek is simply being alone.

Sure, a lot of straight geeks accept you, and your best non-geek friends are completely awesome with your interests, but sometimes you want to be around other gay geeks that completely understand what you’re saying and how your sexuality may make a decision in your interests. It is a lot harder to find gay geeky friends. I know, in a perfect world, sexuality and terms like ‘geek,’ ‘bear,’ and ‘twink’ shouldn’t matter, but in reality it does matter. Gay men and women in the U.S. are a lot more accepted in today’s society than we were years ago, but still no where near being equal. And Geeks are looked down on by a very machismo type of gentry in the U.S. while athletics are considered the point of pinnacle achievement. Gay Geeks are almost a subculture on it’s own. It can be tough to find others like us in the world, but we exist. We’re not as quiet as we used to be and being a geek isn’t anything to be ashamed of anymore. I’m proud of who I am. We may not all fit into cookie cutter molds. We’re people and we’re all different. We all have different roles in our own worlds and no one wants a label unless you’re particularly proud of that label. My name is Paul , I’m a huge Gay Geek and I am proud of who I am.
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