Sexualized Saturdays: Aziraphale and Crowley

If you have read any of my Oh, My Pop Culture Jesus then you know at least a little about one of my favorite books, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. If you haven’t read this book–I demand you do so immediately!

Everyone’s favorite angel in Good Omens is Aziraphale. Many people think Aziraphale is gay–even in the book.

“Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide.”

The book further explains, however, that Aziraphale cannot actually be gay.

“…¬†and angels are sexless unless they really want to make an effort.”

Can I add that the “unless they really want to make an effort” part as fueled many a smutty fanfic but Aziraphale, but despite this line many people asset that Aziraphale is gay and is in fact love with the demon Crowley.


Crowley’s sexual orientation is never stated in the book, but since Crowley is a fallen angel we can assume that the same sexlessness applies. Despite this an extremely close relationship is seen between Crowley and Aziraphale despite being on opposites of the cosmic battle. Crowley panics when he thinks Aziraphale dies in a fire in his bookshop and Aziraphale often worries about Crowley’s safety. The two eat together, hang out, and even tried to stop the apocalypse together.

But despite all of this I’m going to hold true to what the book says that neither of this character are gay together. Even if they were they would basically be an asexual but romantic couple considering that neither of them have a sex.

So in conclusion neither Aziraphale or Crowley are gay unless they really want to make an effort.