Well, as already pointed out. It makes no odds whether they are or not.
However, strangefate did say that he watched Will and Grace because it was a "gay" sit-com.
So, do you think having positive gay characters in comics is actually a good selling point? And should it matter? Though that last point is one that really needn't be asked.
I didn't say that I had watched it because it was a Gay Sitcom, I've watched it because my Step-Sister enjoys it, and she puts it on sometimes while we're eating dinner.... I didn't say I liked it.
I don't think having Gay Characters is a good selling point, because it shouldnt matter at all. It definitely all depends on how the character is shown. Vertigo has done some GREAT stuff with Gay characters, and that is by no means the selling point of the book. Clauracon, the envoy and spy of Queen Titania of the Faerie-Folk (Sandman, Books of Magic, The Dreaming, etc), was gay, It was just another character trait.
I'm just saying that I picked up the first issue of Young Avengers and thought it was Crap, but now with the fact that the first Gay Couple in the history of Mainstream Marvel heroes is happening in the title, and supposedly its writing magically became fantastic.... I wan't to look into it. I am very interested in the evolution of homosexuality in the media and literature and everything, I'm doing one of my College Essays on that, in fact... And because I'm interested in Gay Issues, AND comic books, it makes sense for me to look into it. If i still think its crap, I'll drop it...
:? Does that really make me Shallow, as some of us might be implying?
And by the way, do you guys think that there is, in fact, usually a "guy" and a "girl" in Gay relationships? Or are you saying that in the typical Marvel approach, they would make it that way to appease readers not comfortable with two Men together?