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Cartoon Closet article

An article in the blog[?] AfterElton reviews the current state of gay characters in the funnies (The Cartoon Closet).  Of course Lynn's storyline about Lawrence is featured, which just underscores the problem, because there hasn't been a gay storyline in comics with even close to that level of exposure since 1993 (OK, except Doonesbury). 

Even Lynn put the whole issue back in the closet (it's a lot easier to deal with Shannon's situation than Lawrence's, it appears). 
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