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TV: Charmed Reboot Casts Lesbian Witch

Melonie Diaz - Twitter

The reboot of Charmed has cast its lesbian witch. Melonie Diaz, 33, will play Mel, the sapphic sister who’s set to star in new version of the show.  The original Charmed ran for eight seasons in the late 90s and early 00s. Diaz, who has been featured in Fruitvale Station alongside Michael B. Jordan, will hit TV screens as a vocal, passionate activist. Mel, described as a “strong-willed feminist lesbian,” will have a police detective girlfriend, Soo Jin – not unlike Maggie Sawyer, Alex Danvers’ ex-girlfriend on Supergirl. By Josh Jackman – Full Story at Pink News

TV: Is a “Stranger Things” Character Gay?

Stranger Things

Last Friday, Season 2 of the smash Netflix series Stranger Things hit the streaming site. Predictably, fans binged it over the weekend and shared their many thoughts on Twitter. A lot of speculation centered around new character Billy Hargrove, played by Dacre Montgomery. More specifically, is Billy racist for singling out Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin)? And is he gay with internalized homophobia, which he takes out on Steve (Joe Keery)? By Anya – Full Story at SOURCE

FILM: Will Star Wars Feature a Pansexual Character?

Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo

The upcoming Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, may see the series’ first LGBT character. Passages from a new book which the film is based on, Leia: Princess of Alderaan, suggest that the resistance’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo – played by Laura Dern – may be pansexual. The clues are in the following passage, in a conversation between Holdo and Leia. “A pair of pretty dark eyes.” Then Amilyn thought about that for a moment. “Or more than a pair, if you’re into Grans. Or Aqualish, or Talz. Or even – ” “That’s all right! Leia said through laughter. “It’s … Read more

Finding Dory to Feature Trans Character

Finding Dory

Finding Dory will feature Disney’s first transgender character, Ellen DeGeneres has confirmed. The movie will include a stingray that’s ‘becoming sting-Rhonda’, the lesbian star said. DeGeneres was asked in an interview with USA Today about whether there was a lesbian couple in the film. By Tris Reid-Smith – Full Story at Gay Star News

Game of Thrones to Get Lesbian Character

Game of Thrones season 6 just unveiled a female character who’s attracted to women – and many fans are thrilled. After the Greyjoys moved their Iron Fleet to Volantis to stock up on supplies, we saw the group indulging in an abundance of women and ale… including Yara Greyjoy. The kick-ass sister of Theon Greyjoy is pictured kissing a woman (and then some) before proclaiming: “Since it’s my last night ashore for a long while, I’m gonna go f**k the tits off this one.” By Bea Mitchell – Full Story at Pink News

For Writers: Landscape as a Character

Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Jim Comer: Is landscape a language? How is landscape a character in your stories? And how do we write about kinds of landscape we’ve never seen? It’s an intriguing set of questions. We’ve all read stories where the landscape transcends mere backdrop and becomes much more – but is this something we consciously do as writers, or does it just happen in certain stories? Join the chat

News: Assassin’s Creed Adds First Transgender Character

Ned Wynert

‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ will include the long-running series’ first transgender character. The character – Ned Wynert – is a trans male and one of several supporting characters that act as quest givers for the game’s protagonists. Developers Ubisoft have also updated Assassin’s Creed’s opening statement for the first time since the first game’s release in 2007. See the Full Story at Pink News