Monday, June 27, 2011

As New York Goes, So Goes the Multiverse, or Woohoo, Gay Marriage!

by Megan S.

The great state of New York joined five others and the District of Columbia in granting same-sex couples the right to marriage late in the evening on Friday, June 24 and I'm pleased as punch!  So, to celebrate, here is a list of some of science fiction and fantasy's best LGBT couples that could finally be legally married in the Empire State if they ever find themselves transported to our 'verse.

Ianto Jones and Captain Jack Harkness, Torchwood

 Willow Rosenberg and Tara Maclay, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Northstar and Kyle, Uncanny X-Men and Alpha Flight

Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Rocky, Rocky Horror Picture Show

Xena and Gabrielle, Xena: Warrior Princess

Albus Dumbledore and Gellart Grindelwald*, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Neil Patrick Harris, titular star of Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog, announced his engagement to long time partner David Burtka this past Saturday.

So, what other LGBT (or in the case of Captain Jack, omnisexual) couples should be on the list? 

*Sure, Grindelwald turned out to be a bad guy but our man Dumbledore deserved some love!
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  1. Great list! Lots of people argue that Frodo and Samwise are gay, but I just think it's an ├╝ber friendship/bromance. <3

  2. Congratulations, New York!

    I'm ashamed that California is lagging behind in this civil rights issue.


  3. I'm not sure if any one has read Jacqueline Carey's "Kushiel" books (beginning with Kushiel's Dart), but it's an amazing, epic fantasy set in a world (that mirrors Europe) where the biggest religious law is "Love as thou wilt" -- lots of same sex lovin' happening, and also one of my favorite romance arcs in a book (though that romance arc is hetero...but the heroine is a bit like Captain Jack.. ;))

  4. Yet another reason that I need to move the Kushiel series up on my TBR list ...

  5. OMG.Yes. The Kushiel series is one of my all time favorite series. There are 9 books, but they're also split into three different trilogies about different people. The first three books are my favorite, but all of them are amazing.

  6. Alice, do you like the newest one, the Naamah's Kiss stuff? I just can't get into it, alas. The other six books were great, however.