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Movies: New Animated Disney Film “Strange World” Has Gay Lead Character

Strange World

Disney’s new film Strange World includes the studio’s first gay lead character – but doesn’t make a big deal of it. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Searcher Clade, Gabrielle Union as his wife, Meridian, and Jaboukie Young-White as their son, Ethan, Strange World features a romantic relationship between two teenage boys as they’re caught up on an adventure around a mysterious planet called Avalonia. Ethan, a happy-go-lucky kid with a thirst for life, ends up developing feelings for Diazo, a fellow youth he meets while the Clade clan gets busy saving the world. Full Story from Pink News

MCU: new Details Emerge About Forthcoming Queer Friendly “Eternals” Film


Eternals director Chloé Zhao thinks Marvel has taken a “big risk” with its upcoming movie, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film to feature an openly gay superhero. The film is eagerly awaited by queer and non-queer fans, having been delayed a year due to the pandemic, and now Zhao has sent anticipation to feverish new heights by teasing that Marvel has taken a “very big risk” with its distinct visual style. Zhao told SiriusXM’s Jess Cagle the film will “feel and look different” because the team experimented with shooting on unique, alien-looking locations. “I think this is where Marvel really took … Read more

VIDEO GAMES: “Animal Crossing” Has Another Queer Character

Animal Crossing

Housebound gamers are flocking to Nintendo’s Animal Crossing, an open-ended “social simulation” video game in which players explore and establish a home in a village of anthropomorphic animals. The latest version of the game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, features one of the first explicitly out LGBTQ characters in a Nintendo game. According to Video Games Chronicle, one non-playable character named C.J. repeatedly refers to his male “partner” Flick. Another character, Merry, seemingly mentions a lesbian couple while talking about a “romantic comedy.” Interestingly, the publication says that one of the same-sex references doesn’t appear in the game’s Japanese-version. Whether or … Read more

Marvel Again Promises Openly Gay Film Character

“Avengers” directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed that an existing Marvel character will be unveiled as gay in an upcoming film. In an interview with “EW Morning Live, the Russo brothers discussed the “first openly gay character” in a Marvel film. The character, played by Joe Russo, was an unnamed man who attended a support group for people who lost their loved ones to Thanos’ destruction. The man describes going on a first date with another man and they both became emotional over their loved ones during the date. “It was an integral scene to show how the world was … Read more

Disney’s First Out LGBT Character Never Says He’s Gay –

According to an exclusive on TMZ a test screening of the film Jungle Cruise that took place last week    avoids using the word “gay” when Jack Whitehall’s character, McGregor, comes out to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “We’re told, at one point, McGregor has a heart-to-heart with The Rock’s lead character, Frank, about dating history … and McGregor makes it very clear he isn’t into ladies. Keep in mind, this flick isn’t set in modern times.” Disney already facing backlash about casting Whitehall (who is straight) as opposed to an LGBT actor will certainly be pilloried.  TMZ said, “We’re told the scene was well-received by the audience, but … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Seeing is a Curse, by Terry Poole

Seeing is a Curse

QSFer Terry Poole has a new MM paranormal book out: Coming back from the dead changes a man as Detective Erik James discovers when he is reunited with Doctor Kevin Stuart, the love of his life. The last thing he expected was to become a ghost whisperer, able to guide lost souls. They barely get a chance to explore Erik’s new abilities when they are abruptly forced apart by blackmail. All because of the greed of Kevin’s own ambitious Sentinel father. Kevin must enlist the help of an old friend to try and end his father’s plans, and hopefully win … Read more

TV: First Look at Star Trek Discovery’s Gay Character

Lt Stamets - Anthony Rapp

One of this year’s most hotly anticipated shows Star Trek: Discovery has revealed its first gay character. Lt Stamets – played by Anthony Rapp – is the first openly gay character in the 51 year history of Star Trek. His character was unveiled in Entertainment Weekly. Rapp’s casting was announced in March with the actor saying he was honored to play a gay character. ‘I’m also honored to be a part of a piece of work that’s part of the cultural pantheon. It’s kind of crazy that I get to be a part of something that means so much to … Read more

TV: Once Upon a Time to Get Gay Character

Once Upon a Time

At San Diego Comic-Con, which concluded Sunday, the showrunners of US series Once Upon a Time revealed the show will feature a new LGBTI character. But fans are hoping it will be better than the misguided attempt of season 5. While bosses Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis are staying quiet, there is a slew of new characters joining the show. The show recently lost six cast members at the end of the most recent season. The new season will instead focus on an adult Henry (Andrew J. West, previously played by Jared Gilmore) and fan-favorites Regina (Lana Parrilla), Rumplestiltskin (Robert … Read more

Chris Pine: About Time Star Trek Had a Gay Character

Chris Pine

Chris Pine is happy to see that the Star Trek franchise is finally getting a little gay. The upcoming Star Trek: Discovery TV series for CBS All Access will have a gay character and it was revealed in the recent Star Trek Beyond film that the character of Sulu is gay. ‘Amen, man. It’s about f—ing time,’ Pine tells The Hollywood Reporter. ‘The fact that there’s still a conversation about it means that there’s still room to go in terms of it being normalized.’ By Greg Hernandez – Full Story at Gay Star News

Flash and Supergirl to do Musical Crossover; Gay Character Planned

There’s going to be a superhero musical cross-over starring the Flash and Supergirl. The announcement was made by the CW’s Greg Berlanti – who executive produces a number of superhero TV shows, including Arrow (Stephen Amell), The Flash (Grant Gustin) and most recently Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour, he revealed that a two-episode crossover was in the works, featuring stars from across The Flash and Supergirl. Berlanti hinted: “There will be a musical crossover. There’s going to be a musical pair of episodes in the back half of the year between Supergirl … Read more