Proud note that, despite “Law & Order: SVU” featuring numerous LGBTQ+ guest stars, the show continues to frustratingly keep its main cast. Thankfully, that all changed after it was revealed that Benson’s son, Noah, identified as bisexual. Noah was cast at the beginning of the episode “Burning With Rage Forever” and by the end of the episode he opened up to his mother about what the exact issue was.
As Noah recalls, “First [the bully] goes after Cory because Cory tells people their pronoun is they/them. And Hudson started calling Cory a fairy. So then I said that I was bi and that there was no shame in being true to myself. ” Mariska Hargitay and Ryan Buggle, with Benson simply telling her son “Thanks for telling me,” while its larger meaning was to get the show’s fans cheering.
Sadly, getting a protagonist, let alone a child, openly homosexual is still a huge risk. Moreover, the fact that Noah is not afraid to stand up for himself is an extremely powerful thing. A Twitter user admission that scene brought them to tears, while the other scene note, “We need all the kids to be like this!” Buggle I’ve come Instagram to share how much the footage meant to him, writing, “Filming this episode was an important, incredible, and exciting experience for me.” Buggle also confirmed that he and Hargitay discussed it thoroughly before shooting.
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