Tuesday, July 15, 2014
"Gay friend" plot twist closes out classic comics series
The “Life with Archie” Comics series will come to an end, after 75 years, with Archie Andrews taking a bullet for a gay friend. Fox news has a typical story here.
I don’t know if this sounds politically correct, or sentimental. I’ve never been one to follow comics.
But I can remember back in the 1980s, the way gay teachers dealt with potential discrimination was to say “I have gay friends.” There was a time when people accepted this kind of ruse.