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Books: Is Obi-Wan Kenobi Bi?

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi appears to hint he may be bisexual in a new young adult ‘Star Wars’ spin-off novel. The book ‘Padawan’ by Kiersten White, published by Disney-Lucasfilm Press, has got fans in a frenzy as they believe an ambiguous conversation about the Jedi being “curious” over kissing reveals his true sexuality. First played by Sir Alec Guinness in the original ‘Star Wars’ films, the character has been portrayed by Ewan McGregor in the prequel trilogy and Disney+ mini-series. Disney Books’ description of ‘Padawan’ says: “Romantic complications, startling revelations, and a looming threat to both the planet and his new friends … Read more

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

Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor Got Lots of “Homoerotic” Fan Art

Ewan McGregor - Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor has revealed that he’s received a good amount of “homoerotic” fan art thanks to his role in the popular Star Wars franchise. The actor first played the Jedi Master back in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and recently reprised the role for Disney Plus’ spin-off series Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series also saw the return of Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader. McGregor spoke to GQ about fans shipping Obi-Wan and Anakin due to their close bond which has resulted in him getting some ‘eye-opening’ mail depicting the characters in … Read more

LEGO Star Wars Game Ships FinnPoe

Lego Star Wars - FinnPoe

A new Lego Star Wars game appears to give Finn and Poe Dameron the happy queer ending fans have longed for. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has seemingly confirmed the ‘FinnPoe’ ship – a romance between John Boyega’s stormtrooper-turned-rebel character Finn and X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron, played by Oscar Isaac. Although the duo had obvious sexual tension in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, their relationship never went further than friendship. Many fans – and the films’ cast – called for the relationship to progress to a more romantic narrative, but later films went out of their way to ensure … Read more

TV: New Star Wars Series “The Acolyte” to Have a Queer Perspective

Star Wars the Acolyte

Amandla Stenberg is set to star in The Acolyte, a new Stars Wars TV series spearheaded by a gay woman. Written, directed and executive-produced by Russian Doll co-creator Lesyle Headland, the show will focus on the emergence of dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic, an era that began roughly 200 years before the events of Episode I: The Phantom Menace kicked off the Skywalker saga. Details for Stenberg’s character are yet to be revealed, but it’s reported that the Disney Plus show will bring a much-needed queer perspective to the successful franchise. Full Story from Pink … Read more

REPORT: Future Star Wars Games Will Include Trans Representation

Star Wars Non-Binary Jedi Terec and Ceret

Future Star Wars games will allow players to create trans characters, it’s been reported, bringing much needed representation to a galaxy far, far away. Sources close to We Got This Covered claim that character creators in future Star Wars games will be more inclusive and allow for trans representation. At present, this remains a rumour and it’s not clear which games this refers to. Of course, trans representation should be standard across the board. Plenty of indie games, like Boyfriend Dungeon and the forthcoming A Long Journey to an Uncertain End, include diverse pronoun options and don’t gender lock visual … Read more

New Star Wars Series “The Acolyte” to Have Lesbian Producer

Star Wars Logo

Disney’s new Star Wars series, The Acolyte, will bring a much-needed queer perspective to the franchise, its showrunner has teased. The Acolyte will focus on the emergence of dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic, an era that began roughly 200 years before the events of Episode I: The Phantom Menace kicked off the Skywalker saga. Leslye Headland, who is a lesbian, serves as the Disney Plus series’ showrunner, writer and executive producer. She is the first openly queer person to take the reins of an on-screen Star Wars project, and has promised that her point of view as an LGBT+ person will … Read more

Mandalorian Star Introduces His Trans Sister

Lux Pascal

The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal lovingly introduced the world to his sister Lux Pascal as she publicly came out as trans on Tuesday (9 February). In a heartwarming Instagram post, the 45-year-old, who has his pronouns on his social media, uploaded a photograph of Lux’s cover for the Chilean magazine Revista Ya, where she opened up about her transition. “My sister, my heart, our Lux,” the Chilean-born actor wrote in Spanish in the caption, according to PEOPLE. Full Story from Pink News

Is Baby Yoda Now an LGBTQ+ Icon?

Baby Yoda

Baby Yoda has apparently become an LGBT+ icon in Mexico after he replaced the baby Jesus in a festive cake. Yes, you read that correctly. Baby Yoda, who fast became a pop culture phenomenon – and, of course, a meme – when he first appeared in Star Wars series The Mandalorian in 2019, is now a bona fide queer icon after he got on the wrong side of religious conservatives in Mexico. The character, officially named Grogu, or The Child, has been adopted by the LGBT+ community after a restaurant in Mexico City decided to reinvent a traditional cake called … Read more

Darth Vader Actor Dies at 85

David Prowse - Darth Vader

David Prowse, the British weightlifting champion and man behind the Darth Vader mask, has died. He was 85. The actor’s management company shared the news of his passing early Sunday morning on social media “with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world.” Prowse wore the Darth Vader costume in the original Star Wars trilogy, while James Earl Jones provided the villain’s iconic voice. At a towering 6-foot-7 tall, the actor was originally offered a choice between the role of Vader or Chewbacca. In an interview with NPR in 2008, Prowse explained why he … Read more