Kids have many gay role models to choose from these days.
But very few gay kid role models.
Well, that all changes with this Thursday’s premiere of Champions, a new sitcom from Mindy Kaling. The story focuses on two brothers, one of whom gets surprised with a 15-year-old gay son he never knew he had and now has to raise in their bachelor pad.
Boom. Glittered mic drop.
J.J. Totah (above, center) plays the 15-year-old and much like his character on Glee, he’s one flamboyant queen. It’s going to be a tough sell for people who like their gays a little less nelly, but we for one applaud this bold endeavor and think it’s fantastic that a child can be himself.
In times like these, we’ll take flamin’ over Cheetos any day.
Premieres on NBC Thursday, March 8