Stewie Griffin Outed as Gay, No One Surprised
“Family Guy” creator Seth McFarlane reveals in the new issue of Playboy that as virtually every fan of the series has always suspected, the matricidal toddler Stewie Griffin is, in fact, gay:
We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out. It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is abomination.” But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a one-year-old. Ultimately Stewie will either be gay or be a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hell-bent on killing Lois and taking over the world. He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation.
Again, this is a shocking revelation to roughly no one who has watched the show, but it’s nice to finally have it acknowledged.