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‘Ted Lasso’ reveals first LGBTQ+ character with season 3

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Warning: Spoiler forward for season three, episode three of Ted Lasso.

Ted Lasso is a present all about embracing the ability of positivity, and treating individuals with kindness amongst different uplifting messaging, but regardless of this, there was little or no LGBTQ+ illustration. That has modified within the present’s third season as they’ve lastly launched us to their first LGBTQ+ character and potential storyline.

The lack of LGBTQ+ illustration within the present up till now has been mentioned by followers up to now. It isn’t as if it doesn’t exist on this planet of soccer; the subject has garnered lots of press and protection, particularly after the World Cup was held in Qatar, a rustic that has made homosexuality between males unlawful. In latest years, extra footballers have come out as members of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, with one of many more moderen examples being England footballer Jake Daniels who got here out final 12 months.

It is smart then to incorporate these sorts of tales and characters inside the present, and now they lastly have. In episode three of the third season, titled 4-5-1, the episode opens with Colin Hughes (Billy Harris), one of many A.F.C. Richmond gamers, waking up and heading downstairs for breakfast earlier than being greeted by one other man, Michael, who kisses him earlier than he heads out for the day.

Their relationship and whether or not they’re long run companions or newly collectively isn’t made totally clear, but it surely does arrange the premise, particularly since plainly none of Colin’s teammates know of his sexual orientation. Later on within the present, the crew is making jokes in regards to the latest teammate Zava’s degree of attractiveness, with Colin stating “I’ll have sex with Zava” which is simply met with laughter, as his teammates assume that he’s simply carrying on the joke. Later on within the episode, Colin and Michael are caught making out by Trent Crimm the sports activities journalist, and we will solely assume that this can be a setup for the story to develop over this season.

LGBTQ+ points are nonetheless fraught on this planet {of professional} male sports activities, the place there’s an intense quantity of stress and expectation from male athletes to look and behave a sure manner. We hope that going ahead Ted Lasso can painting this story properly, highlighting the difficulties but additionally leaving us with a constructive message of inclusion by the tip.

Catch new episodes of Ted Lasso each Wednesday on Apple TV Plus.



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