"In ways that maybe no one intended, those superheroes were a lot like me. At work, they're meek, and under appreciated. They're the guys that never get laid. And when they're around other people, they can never let anyone get too close, for fear that their true identities will be discovered. Yet, with all the villains, and the monsters and the evil forces that are trying to destroy them, somehow they survive. Even the one thing that can kill Superman, the one thing to which he has no immunity, Kryptonite, ultimately you know that he'll survive that, and he'll go on to save the world. I believe the same about us. That's what the comics have shown me. That despite everything, we'll survive. And we'll win."
-- Michael Novotny (Hal Sparks), Queer as Folk