This storyline has already begun. Sean met Leon a couple of days ago.
Oh! Goody, I wonder if the Gay club will cater for different tastes like Drag Leather etc.
Ryan Thomas with his kit off? Might tune in!
I wonder if Simon Murpy will find fault with a fictcious gay bar…Ho! Ho!
Come on Vera Luv, lets check out this Corri Gay bar? Well, I don’t know about that luv, my Mum used to call them the ‘funny people’ Vera my luv, the’re not ‘funny people’ anymore, the’re called Gay now Luv. Oh! ay Luv, why do they walk and talk funny then, tell me that? No, no, luv you got it all wrong, Our Mavis told me there’s none of that talk or walking funny happening now, It’s not in the Gay persona now. Gay what? I bet that gives them airs ‘n graces persongas you say?……Tune in for the next exiting episode of: ‘Corri’s Gay Bar!!’
Well Vera luv, here we are in the Corri gay bar. OOAh! duck look at that woman over there dressed-up to the nines! there Vera there….Don’t look now luv, I think it’s a bloke dressed up to look like a woman! OOAH! Vera, will yer look at that? The boy next to the one dressed up has positive snake-hips. Mavis warned me about this!….Tune in for the next exiting episode of Corries Gay Bar.
In all seriousness, having gay storylines and characters in popular soaps can’t be a bad thing as long as we are shown in a realistic light and stop continuing to show everyone as the stereotype mincing fairies.
Having exposure in shows with such popularity as Coronation Street and Eastenders can help get LGBT awareness across to the ignorant masses out there. And let’s face it, any cretin that watches soaps needs all the education they can get.