By, Heather Maloney
Steven Moffat, current head writer and show runner for Doctor Who, recently had a very interesting discussion with fans on his twitter page regarding sexuality in the Doctor’s universe. While the show itself has never had an equality agenda, it has helped paint a picture of a time and place where everyone’s equality is valued.
In the wake of recent marriage equality defeats in the United States, the topic turned to gay marriage. When asked what the Doctor would think about gay marriage Steven Moffat wrote, “You would have to explain gay to him first. Then straight! Then why you were still talking when there’s ALL THESE SPACESHIPS!! Then be very cross it was ever in doubt, add a gay marriage setting to his screwdriver and accidently marry a Krynoid. Again.”
Later in the Twitter conversation fans pointed out that two of the Doctor’s recent companions were gay or bisexual. Speaking about Captain Jack Harkness and River Song Moffat wrote, “Both of whom are happily bi. He comes from a world where such narrow views seem so ridiculous they’re hard to remember.”
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