“Independence Day 2” Won’t Have Will Smith, But It Will Have a Gay Character

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“Known for his action-packed thrillers, Emmerich is also an outspoken gay rights activist and openly gay himself.”[HuffPo]

It’s a big day for gay rights – and not just at the Supreme Court (in case you hadn’t heard, DOMA and Prop 8 were both just struck down). But it doesn’t stop there.

Independence Day director Roland Emmerich revealed on HuffPo Live yesterday that while the upcoming sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day will not have Will Smith in a starring role, it will include a gay character. This marks the first time a major Hollywood apocalypse action movie includes a discernibly gay character in a prominent role.

So imagine that: the rainbow apocalypse! Gay rights really is going intergalactic.