Arrow is a hit CW show known for its promotion of LGBT inclusion and tolerance. In July, during Comic-Con International, Stephen Amell, lead actor of the show and an outspoken LGBT ally, spoke about how Arrow was breaking new ground for LGBT people in entertainment when the series introduced its version of DC Comics’ martial arts master Black Canary (Sara Lance) as a kick-ass bisexual. A first for a superhero series on TV. The show also casted Echo Kellum as Mr. Terrific and announced the show’s version of the superhero will be gay.
The hunky star of the CW's Arrow took to Facebook to air his feelings about Russia's antigay attitudes and the negative impact holding the Games in a homophobic country is having on the Olympic spirit.