Tina Fey might think it's not right for gay people to be nerds, but with the Green Lantern being rewritten as a gay man, comic books and video games catering to LGBT audiences and Reddit's ever-growing r/gaymers community, it seems a lot of people would disagree.

Sometimes, it's good to be a gay nerd, like today, as we have posted two interviews -- one with the minds behind "The Venture Bros.," and one with the minds behind "Superjail!" -- or tomorrow, which marks the start of Comic-Con 2012.

Held in San Diego from July 12-15, Comic Con 2012 will draw geeks, gamers, and superfans -- including Huffington Post Entertainment's Mike Ryan -- from all over to check-up on their favorite franchises and sit-in on panel discussions with the creative forces behind them.

Though there are many movie and TV exhibitors to look forward to this year, some of the most popular annual panels at Comic-Con are hosted by the Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. The network is known for being, as "Venture Bros." co-creator Doc Hammer said in an interview with Gay Voices, "a feral network... way outside the mainstream." Perhaps this is why, compared with many other networks, Adult Swim has had so many shows that feature LGBT characters and showcase them in a nuanced light by examining, poking fun at or smashing stereotypes.

One show won a GLAAD award for a positive depiction of a same-sex relationship, whereas another featured Jesus' hairdresser as an over-the-top, flamboyant gay party-boy. Offensive or not, the LGBT characters on the network break the mold of tokenized, flat queer characters common in mainstream media. As "Superjail!" writing director Janine DiTullio said in an interview with Gay Voices, "Maybe that should be the network’s new tag line, 'Adult Swim, we're 20% more gay.'"

So, to quell your pre-Comic-Con jitters, we have collected 35 LGBT characters from shows on Adult Swim, and interviewed the minds behind two Adult Swim shows, about the network, LGBT characters on their shows, and upcoming seasons. Read the interview with "Venture Bros." co-creators, Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick, and the interview with "Superjail!" creator Christy Karacas and writing director Janine DiTullio.

Check out the collection of 35 LGBT characters from shows on Adult Swim below. Who are your favorites? Who are we missing?

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  • Shore Leave ('The Venture Bros.')

    Shore Leave was introduced to the 'Venture Bros.' universe, first as an Office of Secret Intelligence (OSI) agent, then as an ex-gay Christian superhero who had found religion after getting kicked out of the OSI on a "don't ask, don't tell" charge. Later, it was revealed that this ex-gay identity was just a front for his activities with renegade justice group SPHINX. In a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/the-venture-bros-talk-gay-characters_n_1659006.html?1342021172" target="_hplink">Huffington Post interview</a>, co-creator Doc Hammer described him as, "a very openly swishy queer proud guy. Who, kind of throws it in peoples' faces, because that's the kind of guy he is," to which co-creator Jackson Publick added, "And because he can kick ass to back it up." Watch Shore Leave out-shoot Sgt. Hatred <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySEPkQUIOVM" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • The Alchemist ('The Venture Bros.')

    One of the most down-to-earth characters in the show (not that there's much competition) is The Alchemist, who is one of the members of the Order of the Triad and has made his life's work to find the cure for AIDS. As opposed to the flamboyant Shore Leave, as co-creator Doc Hammer explained in an <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/the-venture-bros-talk-gay-characters_n_1659006.html?1342021172" target="_hplink">interview with the Huffington Post</a>, "The Alchemist is gay in the sense that it's just incidental, he rarely has gay jokes unless he's talking about sex with somebody."

  • Colonel Gentleman ('The Venture Bros.')

    This aging ex-swinger and member of the original Team Venture (falsely) claims to have popularized a gay sex move called the "Rusty Venture" while "in P-Town with Tennessee Williams." Perhaps a bit senile -- keeping journals titled "Toys Colonel Gentleman Wishes He Had When He Was a Lad But They Weren't Invented Yet" and "Colonel Gentleman's Hollywood Actresses Who Need a Smack in the Mouth" -- Colonel Gentleman lives with his young Moroccan Houseboy, Kiki. For inspiration, co-creators <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/the-venture-bros-talk-gay-characters_n_1659006.html?1342021172" target="_hplink">Jackson Publick explains</a>, "We were doing Sean Connory as William S. Burroughs with a hint of Quentin Crisp," and that his philosophy toward sexuality is, "Why would you not fuck whatever you want? What's wrong with you?" There will be more Colonel Gentleman in the upcoming season which, Doc explains, will offer "this older gay angle that's really quite funny." See Colonel Gentleman weigh in on defining a "Rusty Venture" <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykEGtwJuZIs" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • King Gorilla ('The Venture Bros.')

    King Gorilla is a super-villain who is alluded to as gay and was put in prison for sodomizing a cast member while on VH1's "The Surreal Life." When he starts to make the moves on The Monarch while in prison, King Gorilla then backs off after deciding that the butterfly-themed villain was too feminine for his tastes. Watch King Gorilla come to The Monarch's rescue <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEdBravESMs" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Mile High ('The Venture Bros.')

    With Shore Leave, Mile High went undercover as an ex-gay Christian superhero as a front for his involvement in SPHINX. Although Mile High claims his relationship with Shore Leave was also an act, the two had a lot of sex.

  • Dirtfoot ('Aqua Teen Hunger Force')

    This Jersey Devil / Bigfoot hybrid is outed on "Inappropriate Mysteries of the Jersey Shore": "Many Witnesses claim him to be gay... the only known photo of him is at this gay pride parade... he's totally gay." Watch Dirtfood get outed <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GPFDbcqpHw" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Rupert ('Aqua Teen Hunger Force')

    When Frylock tried to clone Jesus for the sake of helping Carl stop drinking, he ended up cloning Jesus's gay hairdresser, Rupert, by mistake.

  • Gangstalicious ('The Boondocks')

    This rapper -- who (of course) is not based on any actual "gay-ass rappers," according to a disclaimer at the beginning of the episodes in which he appears -- is a closeted gay man who poses as a hardened killer and consistently denies claims about his homosexuality. Watch Gangstalicious's betrayed lover attempt to get revenge <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql04pyF8jjo" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Dr. Brian ('Children's Hospital')

    Dr. Brian is a bisexual doctor at Children's, whose <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3hS6DmGtqM" target="_hplink">catchphrase is "Righteous."</a>

  • Dr. Cat Black ('Children's Hospital')

    Dr. Cat Black has <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3U7pNwhJN4" target="_hplink">broken up</a> with many men and lusts after her female roommate, Dr. Lola Spratt.

  • Stephanie Putty ('Moral Orel')

    Stephanie, the heavily-pierced voice of reason in the town of Moralton, faced difficulties being a lesbian in the conservative town. She was conceived from a tissue that contained Reverend Putty's sperm, and, as her father, the Reverend grows to accept her lesbianism. She is one of the warmest and most genuine people Orel encounters.

  • Coach Daniel Stopframe ('Moral Orel')

    Orel's coach at school is a bisexual man who fawns over Orel's father and impregnates Orel's mother. Though he can be vain and selfish at times, Daniel proves to be somewhat of a warm father figure for Orel.

  • The Sheriff ('Squidbillies')

    In "The Big Gay Throwdown" episode, the acting Sheriff is revealed to be gay and coincidentally has the "gay demons" exorcised out of him by the Reverend. Still, he decides to move to Stamford, Connecticut, with another man forcing the residents of the Appalachian Town to harvest a straight replacement sheriff from the clone farm.

  • The Bears ('Check it Out! With Dr. Steve Brule')

    When looking for friends, Dr. Steve Brule befriends Steve, who takes him to the "club house" of the motorcycle gang called "The Bears." There was plenty of leather, but no girls allowed. Check out Steve's ill-fated visit to the bar <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKN58Dy01CE" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Professor Sanguinaire Polidori ('Mary Shelly's Frankenhole')

    The openly gay, immortal friend and lab assistant to Dr. Victor Frankenstein is quiet, condescending and has a taste for poison. Though dark and eccentric, he is more down-to-earth than Victor, and acts as his (much-needed) conscience.

  • Shark ('12 oz. Mouse')

    Working at an unemployment agency, the intimidating Shark often hires Mouse Fitzgerald to do various jobs. This doesn't mean Shark identifies as gay, or even bi, but in the second episode of the series he admitted to coming to care for "Fitz" in both a friendly and homoerotic sense: "I... I've come to care about you. A lot...not in that way... Well, yeah, in that way a little... Half and half...It doesn't matter. You'll be back." Watch a review of "12 oz. Mouse" <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agvmLKXpZyA" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Walter & Perry ('Home Movies')

    These two high-pitched best friends may only be eight but the fact that they rarely leave each other's sides, hold hands, and wear matching clothes hints at a possible future same-sex love connection. See Walter and Perry embrace <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr0l6MiC8H8&feature=related" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Simon ('Frisky Dingo')

    In his campaign for presidency, super-villain Killface gay-bashed during televised interviews. So, when his son Simon came out, it threw a wrench into Killface's bid for presidency. In a later episode, though Simon dated LARPing nerd Bobo, it's revealed that Simon was only pretending to be gay to ruin his father's campaign.

  • Valerie ('Frisky Dingo')

    Killface's up-tight assistant frequently plots assassination attempts on Killface and Xander to exact revenge for her abuse. She eventually creates the Sisterhood of Chaos with Sinn and Antagone, and, to gain more power, seduces Sinn as a lesbian before killing her.

  • Ronnie ('Frisky Dingo')

    Ronnie, the frequently pants-less member of the Xtacles, has a homoerotic fascination with Xander. With Xander tied up, Ronnie caresses him, holds up a blonde wig and says "Now, I will glue this to your head and then I make love to your face."

  • Bobo ('Frisky Dingo')

    Bobo is one of the LARPing nerds and dated Simon, after being led into a blind date by a photoshopped picture.

  • Jean Baptiste Le Ghei ('Superjail!')

    Jean, the Superjail prisoner and former gang-leader of the Purple Pythons, gets married to Paul in the second season. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/christy-karacas-superjail-janine-ditullio_n_1662124.html?1342019945" target="_hplink">According to series co-creator Christy Karacas</a>, compared with Jean's husband, "Jean is the bad boy, doesn't give a fuck, is more sloppy." See a clip from the "Gay Wedding" episode <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOkXQuhGKiM&feature=plcp" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Paul Guaye ('Superjail!')

    Paul, the Superjail prisoner and former Double Rainbow gang-leader, gets married to Jean in the second season. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/christy-karacas-superjail-janine-ditullio_n_1662124.html?1342019945" target="_hplink">According to series co-creator Christy Karacas</a>, compared with Paul's husband, "Paul is the more feminine, intelligent one. He's more together." See a clip from the "Gay Wedding" episode <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOkXQuhGKiM&feature=plcp" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Alice ('Superjail!')

    Alice is the tough, hulking guard of Superjail! She is transgender and is taking hormones with plans of getting a gender confirmation surgery. In a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/christy-karacas-superjail-janine-ditullio_n_1662124.html?1342019945" target="_hplink">Huffington Post interview</a> co-creator Christy Karacas said, "She's almost a teenage girl.. .deep down she wants to be this feminine woman. On the outside she's kind of rough around the edges. But it doesn't matter. It's what's on the inside, and that's how we treat her and play her." See Alice in action <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOkXQuhGKiM&feature=plcp" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Bruce ('Superjail!')

    Bruce is Alice's alter-ego, from the rival incarceration complex UlraPrison. Like Alice, he is transgender, except identifies as male, whereas Alice identifies as female. He is haughty and tries to outdo Alice whenever they meet. See Alice and Bruce clash <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3PlAeYfbHg&feature=player_embedded" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Gus Duncz ('Mission Hill')

    A quiet, older gay man who owns a diner in Mission Hill and is married to Wally, the theater projectionist. "Mission Hill" won a <a href="http://www.glaad.org/" target="_hplink">GLAAD</a> award for the portrayal of a Gus and Wally's relationship. See a clip of their relationship <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsnDslXVG9o" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Wally Langford (Mission Hill)

    An older, gay film-lover and projectionist at the Mission Hill theater who is married to Gus, the local diner owner. "Mission Hill" won a <a href="http://www.glaad.org/" target="_hplink">GLAAD</a> award for the portrayal of a Gus and Wally's relationship. See a clip of their relationship <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsnDslXVG9o" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Stewie ('Family Guy')

    As this clip shows, it's frequently hinted at that Stewie, the scheming infant from "Family Guy," is gay.

  • Jasper ('Family Guy')

    Brian's effeminate gay cousin -- seen here dancing to techno music -- gets married in "You May Now Kiss the... Uh... Guy Who Receives."

  • Jeffrey ('Family Guy')

    Speaking in a long, drawn out voice with a lisp, it's frequently implied that the "gay guy who has, like, a thousand jobs" is in a domestic partnership with his room mate, Jeff.

  • Greg Corbin ('American Dad')

    Greg and Terry are the Smith's neighbors as well as the Langley Falls local news co-anchors. Greg is a brown-haired republican and is referred to as the "power top" in the relationship.

  • Terry Bates ('American Dad')

    Greg and Terry are the Smith's neighbors as well as the Langley Falls local news co-anchors. Terry is a blonde democrat and is referred to as the bottom in the relationship.

  • Terry Kimple ('The Cleveland Show')

    Cleveland's old high school friend reveals that he is bisexual and ends up marrying his boyfriend Paul.

  • Bug Gribble ('King Of The Hill')

    Bug is Dale's father who, due to his reluctance to tell his son of his sexuality, had been largely absent for much of Dale's life. In this scene, Bug finally comes out.