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SPOILER ALERT: Major Arrow Character is Gay

“Arrow” revealed that one of its major characters is gay in the second episode of its seventh season. The episode titled “The Longbow Hunters,” which aired on Monday, featured a flash forward with Oliver’s son William now all grown up. William is reunited with Roy and gives a quick rundown of what he’s been up to in an off-hand comment about his sexuality.’ “Felicity and Oliver, they really just left you?” Roy asks William. He replies: “Pretty much. And my ex-boyfriend wonders why I have commitment issues.” Some fans were thrilled at the series adding more LGBT characters. By Mariah … Read more

TV: Colton Haynes to Return to Arrow as a Series Regular

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Colton Haynes will reprise his role as Roy Harper (Arsenal) as a series regular for the seventh season of “Arrow,” Deadlinereports. “We’re very fortunate and excited to welcome back Colton to ‘Arrow,’” “Arrow” executive producers said in a statement. “While we’ve always enjoyed Colton’s returns to the show, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him return as a proper series regular and we’re very excited about all the creative opportunities Roy Harper’s return affords us.” “I could not be happier to return to my role as Roy Harper alongside my ‘Arrow’ family,” Haynes added. By Mariah Cooper – Full … Read more

Out Star Colton Haynes Thankful for Arrow

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As the hit show Arrow celebrates its 100th episode this week, Colton Haynes is grateful to have appeared in 54 of them. The openly gay actor was a regular on The CW show until last year so he could deal with emotional problems connected to coming out. ‘I am so thankful to have been a part of this show,’ Haynes wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday (30 November). ‘I had no idea I was going to be in the DC world until the incredible (Greg Berlanti) called and asked if I’d come on for three episodes which then turned … Read more

Stephen Amell Serenades and Smooches John Barrowman

Stephen Amell Serenades and Smooches John Barrowman

And a hundred thousand gay fans fainted… Despite the snowy weather this weekend, Arrow co-stars Stephen Amell and openly-gay sci-fi icon John Barrowman found a way to heat things up. The pair locked lips on stage at the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in Secaucus, New Jersey, according to Nerdist. Amell, who plays the ripped archer Oliver Queen on Arrow, joined Barrowman first for a rendition of “Music Of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera. Although, Amell’s Queen has a complicated relationship with Barrowman’s character, Malcolm Merlyn, the pair ended their duet with a friendly kiss on the … Read more

Television: First African-American Gay Superhero Joins Arrow

First African-American Gay Superhero Joins Arrow Arrow, the popular CW series that follows DC’s Green Arrow, has cast Echo Kellum as Mr. Terrific and announced the show’s version of the superhero will be gay, Variety confirms… …Executive producer Greg Berlanti told Out magazine last year that he plans to continue to explore new ways of introducing gay characters to this series and The Flash, which has also featured gay heroes and villains, such as David Singh (Patrick Sabongui) and the Pied Piper (Andy Mientus). See the article here