Is Stewie Griffin gay?

Disclaimer: I will try not to offend any LGBT+ people out there reading this post. I am openly gay myself and it is not intended to insult anyone

Throughout the show, it seems to make hints at it such as in "The Old Man and the Big C" and in this clip where Stewie displays some very camp and stereotypically "gay" tendencies.

However there is the very obvious fact the Stewie is only 1 years old and hasn't hit puberty yet. Meaning that he shouldn't yet know his sexual orientation.

This seems like a well-known thing and I'm surprised I haven't found a question about this. The last I read, Seth MacFarlane hadn't yet confirmed or denied this.

Also, if he is gay, how? As I pointed out above, he hasn't yet hit puberty.

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    you don't need to hit puberty to show signs of any sexual orientation/preference. generally it's a little bit before or during puberty we're taught about that stuff and in Stewie's case he's a genius since he knows how sex works (eg, he went into Peter and destroyed almost all his sperm to prevent a brother) and he created a time machine
    – Memor-X
    Apr 7 '17 at 4:22
  • A timemachine by killing sperm???? WOW.
    – natural
    Apr 7 '17 at 4:28
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    I'm not gay, but I definitely started to explore my sexuality well before I hit puberty. (Not as young as Stewie, granted, but I certainly wouldn't say it's impossible to start thinking about such things before puberty.)
    – Steve-O
    Apr 7 '17 at 13:31

Yes. By 2009 it was known, but not explicitly stated in the show. It still hasnt in a decade after. According to creator Seth:


"We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out,” MacFarlane,  the show’s creator, says in the September [2009] issue of Playboy magazine. “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 an abomination.’

"But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a 1-year-old. Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation."

As to how a 1 year old could be that before puberty, consider he talks, can build super science machines, and is a caricature, a satire on society in a cartoon...

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    Playboy has/had decades of interviews for non-sex things that men would be interested in.
    – cde
    Apr 7 '17 at 4:47
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    Everybody reads it for the articles. Didn't you know?
    – Yorik
    Apr 7 '17 at 17:52

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