Homer-sexuality: Study finds the Simpsons has encouraged gay men to ‘come out’


A study has found that hit cartoon The Simpsons encourages gay men to ‘come out’ because of its sympathetic attitude towards homosexuality. German academic Erwin In het Panhuis says the popularity of characters such as hapless hero Homer Simpson and series’ approach to homosexuality on prime time television has pioneered positive attitudes toward same sex couples.
The Cologne-based librarian has spent years analysing nearly 500 gay scenes from the cartoon series which he says dispels discrimination against homosexuality.
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Homer-sexuality: Study finds the Simpsons has encouraged gay men to ‘come out’

A study has found that hit cartoon The Simpsons encourages gay men to ‘come out’ because of its sympathetic attitude towards homosexuality. German academic Erwin In het Panhuis says the popularity of characters such as hapless hero Homer Simpson and series’ approach to homosexuality on prime time television has pioneered positive attitudes toward same sex couples.

The Cologne-based librarian has spent years analysing nearly 500 gay scenes from the cartoon series which he says dispels discrimination against homosexuality.

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