Originally Posted by tighr
Any character on this show "coming out" would be heavy and make that character too central, regardless of who it is, and regardless of how many lines of dialogue it takes to explain it.
And my issue with it ISN'T that it makes the show "heavy", it's that it's not even the best way of fixing Raj's character flaws. Someone being "gay" is not a magical solution to problems.
Why is coming out "heavy?" Most of the gay people I know are joyous, and they tell me that coming out was a huge relief. It's not like announcing you have cancer, for cryin' out loud.
Why would being the one gay character in a group of at least six other regulars make Raj "central." It would certainly give him a shot at some stories and humor different from all the hetero characters that crowd the cast, and from the stale must-drink-to-talk-to-women rut he's been in since the beginning.
I wouldn't be suggesting this if they hadn't already been setting it up. I'm far from the only fan of the show to have a similar reaction to all these hints and suggestions.
He's fictional, of course, and he's whatever the writers say he is. I started this with a concern for how marginalized and un-funny the character has become. I think a storyline with Raj finally finding some happiness and maybe going as far overboard with that as he usually does with his failures would be refreshing.