Arrow Reveals Another Main Character Is Queer

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SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for "The Longbow Hunters," the latest episode of Arrow.

In "The Longbow Hunters," the latest episode of Arrow, Oliver's son William casually revealed he is queer. During a conversation with Roy, William mentioned his ex-boyfriend as he discussed the circumstances that led him back to Lian Yu.

When Roy asked William if Felicity and Oliver just left him, William replied, "Pretty much. And my ex-boyfriend wonders why I have commitment issues."

"He was a real jerk," he added.

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Of course, the show is no stranger to queer representation. In Season 2, Arrow introduced a bisexual Black Canary with Sara Lance, who had dated both Oliver Queen and Nyssa al Ghul when she debuted. Later, the team added Curtis "Mister Terrific" Holt, who was happily married to his husband Paul when he was introduced.

William's statement here also carries some other, weighty implications. For instance, we know Oliver and Felicity disappear from his life at an early age; however, it is unclear at the time of writing if he is referring to the moment we saw in the season premiere. Either way, the future looks very uncertain for Oliver and Felicity, indicating they may not ever get their happy ending.

Airing Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW for its seventh season, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog, Echo Kellum as Mr. Terrific, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary, Colton Haynes as Arsenal, Kirk Acevedo as Diaz and Katie Cassidy as Black Siren.

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