DC Comics superhero Green Arrow, played by Stephen Amell, has a grown-up son William, played by Ben Lewis.
A younger version of the character has appeared on the show since 2015, but the adult version made his debut as part of a flash-forward to the future.
A recent episode of the show (Oct. 22) featured a scene between future William and Roy Harper, played by out actor, Colton Haynes.
William jokes about his his frequently-absent father,
“And my ex-boyfriend wonders why I have commitment issues.”
That subtle confirmation of the character’s sexuality wasn’t lost on fans of the show…
One fan tweeted:
“Omg they made William gay in #Arrow I wanted that so much thank you thank you thank you @CW_Arrow.”
“Omg is William gay?!? Yasss.”
The superhero TV shows that share a universe with Arrow, known as the Arrowverse, has earned kudos for its large number of LGBT+ characters.
(via Pink News)