Nicole Maines, who plays television’s first openly trans superhero, knows what it means to fight for what is right. She does it every day. The 24-year-old from Glosservile, New York, is a hero after all. In 2014, she successfully sued her school district after being denied access to the girl’s bathroom for being trans. Now, Maines has swapped legal paperwork for tights as she stars as Nia Nal, a shy, hardworking reporter in training working alongside Kara Danvers, otherwise known as Supergirl. Full Story from Pink News
FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer J. Scott Coatsworth: Who are your favorite trans/gender fluid/nonbinary kick-ass characters in sci fi, fantasy, paranormal or horror? Writers: This is a reader/writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic.
One of the main heroes in the Netflix series Voltron Legendary Defender is gay. In the upcoming seventh season of the animated series, Team Voltron returns to Earth after spending a long time in outer space. During the Voltron Legendary Defender panel at San Diego Comic Con on 20 July those involved in the show previewed the upcoming season. It was here that co-showrunner Lauren Montgomery confirmed that Shiro (voiced by Josh Keaton), the leader of Voltron, is gay. In the new season, fans will be introduced to Adam, Shiro’s boyfriend/fiancé. On top of being a same-sex couple, Shiro and … Read more
A new DC film is set to feature a lesbian superhero for the first time in the franchise’s history. Birds of Prey, a spin-off from Academy Award-winning film Suicide Squad, will see Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn assemble an all-female group of heroes, according to TheWrap. Alongside Black Canary and Huntress, who have both featured in Arrow, and Cassandra Cain’s Orphan, the gang will include Renee Montoya, a lesbian Gotham City detective. By Josh Jackman – Full Story at Pink News
For this month’s dispatch, we thought we’d write about an innovator and an activist in queer fantasy who left us much too soon. Perry Moore (1971-2011) was an author, screenwriter, and a film director. He was probably best known for The Chronicles of Narnia franchise. Widely regarded as smart, influential, and not incidentally a handsome guy, Moore accumulated an impressive Hollywood resumé by his mid-thirties. Though his work was behind the scenes, he seemed to fit the moniker “golden boy” in a lot of ways. Moore was also an openly gay man in an industry where, if being gay was … Read more