I found this blog post
about the impact of having a gay character in the new animated film "How to Train Your Dragon 2" incredibly moving.
The post is exactly why I'm so excited for Elfquest to finally fully come out of the shadows in its depiction of those with same-sex attractions, and why the days of needing to fear a backlash for showing such gay characters in kid-friendly entertainment are over.
It's SO encouraging to think that in the real world, we are making such progress towards the attitude that Wendy and Richard have always depicted the elves having on such matters: love is love is love and and there's nothing dirty or wrong about showing such consenting love amongst adults in kid-friendly media.
To think that Elfquest could have the same impact on the next generation on this issue in the same way it already has on issues such as gender equality, environmental awareness and horrors of war on my generation makes me giddy.
Now, the real question is WHICH characters are going to be in the same-sex pairing that Wendy and Richard have hinted will happen in Final Quest???