As a kid, I was a fan of Jonny Quest. I used to watch the show every Saturday morning.
Now, I know that they were not trying to present a model of a gay couple, Benton Quest/Race Bannon were almost an ideal example of a two-father household. They both did the parenting, they both cared for situations. They were both manly men.
There was a backstory about how Benton became a single parent, and I remember something about Race going on a date or something. But in general, there was no addressing how Benton/Race were related to each other. They were just two guys who did everything together.
So, for a young, confused kid, they presented a great role model. I know I did not have that developed of a concept at the time, but the image stuck. So when I was looking for a pseudonym for my blog, Dr. Benton Quest came to mind. He was smart, he was self-assured, he was attractive, and he was a ginger! He had a career and a partner who was every bit as masculine and self-assured as he was. To me, he became the ideal of what a gay relationship could be.
So thanks Hanna-Barbera Productions for presenting the world with a great example of what a gay marriage can look like.
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