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Star Wars Stands Up for Its Queer Fandom

Star Wars Pride Comic

Star Wars creators are once again facing backlash from those who think a galaxy filled with wookies, ewoks and droids couldn’t possibly include LGBTQ+ characters. The official Star Wars account spoke out after trolls complained about a Pride Month comic. Throughout June, Marvel is releasing seven special Star Wars variant covers celebrating LGBTQ+ characters. One of them, Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #24, features T’onga and Losha, two female characters from the Bounty Hunters series who are partners. Accompanying the main image is the Star Wars logo with a rainbow trail, and a small rainbow burst. When the cover was shared … Read more

Jon Kent’s Superman Gets a Rainbow Cape for Pride

Superman Rainbow Cape

Superman of Earth Jon Kent gets an LGBT+ inspired cape upgrade thanks to his boyfriend in a new DC Pride comic. Kent and his boyfriend, Jay Nakamura, appear in the highly-anticipated DC Pride 2022, which will hit stores later this month. Kent – who is the son of original Superman Clark Kent and Lois Lane – opens the present and pulls out a new Superman cape with the colours of various Pride flags – including the pansexual, bisexual, trans, ace and non-binary flags – stitched on the inside. The young hero appears thrilled with the gift as he shares a … Read more

COMICS: Green Arrow’s Son Connor Hawke Comes Out as Ace

Connor Hawke ACE

Green Arrow’s son Connor Hawke will come out publicly as asexual in a new comic that is part of the highly-anticipated DC Pride 2022 series. DC Comics will publish a new edition of its popular anthology series DC Pride on 31 May, just in time for Pride Month. The series will feature some of DC’s most notable queer characters and will debut the comic book giant’s newest LGBT+ hero – Connor Hawke. Hawke is the son of Oliver Queen – the original Green Arrow – and eventually takes over the mantle from his father, becoming the second Green Arrow. The … Read more

FOR READERS AND WRITERS: How Do You Show Your Pride?

Rainbow Gay Pride Flag - Deposit Photos

FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: Happy Pride! Readers, how do you show your pride in your reading? Writers, how does your pride infuse the stories you tell? 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. Join the chat: FB:

Pride Month Comics Round-Up

DC Pride Month

The comic book industry is jumping into the Pride month celebration full force this year, with the majority of major publishers delivering outstanding stories and artwork highlighting LGBTQ identities from a wide collection of LGBTQ creators. From the spooky and moody to the quirky and heartfelt, dive into these Pride month offerings from the comics world. One of the major players in comics has prepared a major slate for Pride month. The headliner is easily the 80-page anthology “DC Pride #1,” one book compiling original stories that place prominent LGBTQ DC heroes and villains in the spotlight. Characters like Aqualad, … Read more

Lego’s First LGBTQ Pride Set

Lego Pride Set

Lego has announced its first-ever rainbow set, just in time for Pride month. The Danish toymaker announced a new set called “Everyone is Awesome,” which will feature 11 monochromatic, non-gendered figurines that come together to form a rainbow with black and brown stripes and the transgender flag colors. “I wanted to create a model that symbolizes inclusivity and celebrates everyone, no matter how they identify or who they love,” said LEGO set designer Matthew Ashton. He said that he designed the set a while back just to display on his desk at work, and when the company had the idea … Read more

Pride Month Interview With Anthony Cardno – Boogieman In Lavender

My friend Anthony Cardno celebrated Pride Month with a series of Interviews with artists, writers, performers and others in the LGBT community, a series of interviews which stretched into July. (Just think of every month as a source of Pride!) Anthony omitted an interview with himself, so he graciously consented to answer a few of my questions (and a few reworded questions he’d asked me and others!) Hi, Anthony! I’ll start off by borrowing one of your own questions:  What are you doing to stay creatively motivated in these unusual times? If I’m being honest (as one should be), I … Read more

Pride Comes to Grand Theft Auto

OK, so it’s not specifically speculative fiction. But it’s a video game, which is at least adjacent. And I loved the screen cap: In Grand Theft Auto V, you might be used to sleeping with prostitutes and stealing cars but have you ever thought about waving a rainbow flag? But now with a new mod, in conjunction with Stockholm Pride, GTA5 fans can now be part of the LGBTI community in Los Santos. The new update was partially conceived as a tribute to the 49 murder victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. By Joe Morgan – Full Story at … Read more