Stars from “True Blood” and “Vampire Diaries” were out in hordes at last weekend’s Comic-Con. Both shows are about far more than just blood-suckers and shape-shifters. They tastefully explore love of all kinds — interracial, inter-sexual and … um … interspecies. Hey, who says vampires can’t fall in love with werewolves?
+ True Blood Explores LGBTQ Relationships
“True Blood” has had many LGBTQ characters and themes in its six seasons of existence, including a gay waiter, a bisexual queen and shape-shifter Sam’s sexy man-on-man fantasies about vampire Bill. The show does a fantastic job of portraying the entire spectrum of sexuality, and doesn’t write its most “macho” male characters out of the mix …which I don’t mind at all, because the only thing hotter than one handsome shirtless actor on my TV screen is two handsome shirtless actors on my TV screen. “True Blood” won a GLAAD media award back in 2011, and it’s leading lady, Anna Paquin — who is married to leading man Stephen Moyer — is an out bisexual. “I’m sure for some people saying they’re bisexual feels less scary than making a statement that they’re gay,” she told Zooey magazine. “For me, it’s not really an issue because I’m someone who believes being bisexual is actually a thing. It’s not made up. It’s not a lack of decision. It’s not being greedy or numerous other ignorant things I’ve heard at this point.
+ “Vampire Diaries” Explores Multiracial Relationships
As a mixed girl myself, I love nothing more than television shows with diverse casts and relationships. “Vampire Diaries” employs a great cast of actors and actresses, without stereotyping any particular race. Not only that, but hottie Jeremy Gilbert is all about the cross-cultural lovin’, having dated the African-American Bonnie and Asian-American Anna. Do you know that, until June 12, 1967, interracial marriage was technically still illegal in the United States? In other words, some of VD’s centuries-old vamps had to wait a looooong time to get hitched!
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