Batwoman is allowed to be an out and proud gay woman in new film


Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | February 16, 2016

Batwoman will be allowed to be an out and proud gay woman in a new DC film.

Kate Kane, who came out as a lesbian in 2006, is front and center in the animated film, Batman: Bad Blood.

This is extremely unusual, especially for DC.

Back in 2013, the image of her engagement to Detective Maggie Sawyer went viral as a testament to how far the comic book industry had come.

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George Takei reveals why there were no LGBTI characters in Star Trek


George Takei reveals why there were no LGBTI characters in Star TrekGeorge Takei played Sulu on Star Trek

 

Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | August 10, 2015

 

But the gay actor says he does believe we’re heading towards a ‘utopian society’

George Takei has revealed he once asked Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry why the show did not feature LGBTI characters.

The Star Trek actor, who has recently had a crater on a part of Pluto’s moon named after his alter ego Sulu, has spoken about a private conversation he had with his boss.

‘I did very privately bring up the issue of gays and lesbians,’ said Takei.

‘And he was certainly, as a sophisticated man, mindful of that, but he said — in one episode we had a biracial kiss, Captain Kirk and Uhura had a kiss.’

The episode was Plato’s Stepchildren, which aired in 1968.

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Star Wars adds first lesbian character


Nick Duffy | PinkNews | March 9, 2015

The Star Wars novels are set to add the first canon lesbian character in the franchise’s history.

The long-running sci-fi franchise is set to add a new character, Moff Mors, in Paul S. Kemp’s upcoming novel Lords of the Sith.

Not much is known about Mors, except that she will be a mysterious Imperial character.

A description of the character by Big Shiny Robot says: “Moff Mors is an Imperial who has made some very serious mistakes but she is an incredibly capable leader and spends much of the book working hard to prevent absolute failure. She also happens to be a lesbian.”

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Disney Channel’s ‘Good Luck Charlie’ Introduces Lesbian Couple (VIDEO)


The Disney Channel just introduced its first-ever lesbian couple on the series “Good Luck Charlie.”

As TV Guide pointed out:

In the storyline, parents Amy and Bob Duncan (Leigh-Allyn Baker and Eric Allan Kramer) set up a playdate for preschooler Charlie (Mia Talerico) and one of her new friends. When the kid arrives, the Duncans learn that Charlie’s pal has two moms. That’s fine, but the potential new friendship is put to the test as one mom chats with Amy, and the other is stuck listening to Bob’s dull stories.

A Disney Channel spokesperson told the publication that the episode was “developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”

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Esquire’s astoundingly homophobic “Looking” review expects gay men to be “mincing


 | Salon | January 21, 2014

HBO’s “Looking,” which debuted over the weekend, was extremely unusual — a program about and created by gay men. The show, even before it’s found its creative footing, exists as a document of a segment of human experience not often on TV. In terms of representation, it’s a good thing. So of course a writer for a major publication had to write a piece for a straight male audience dismissing the show entirely.

One Mick Stingley published a piece on Esquire’s website titled “The Straight Man’s Guide to HBO’s ‘Looking’” — a piece that avails itself of casual homophobia and actually incorrect facts. It’s deeply typical of the sort of work produced by straight men who walk into unfamiliar rooms and, rather than listening and seeking to learn, reframe the entire conversation around their own experience and limited worldview. From the jump, the piece fundamentally misunderstands what it’s about:

“HBO has a new show called Looking that’s about three gay guys in San Francisco who are single and looking to hook up. Get it?”

Well, the thing is, most gay men would and do get it, because “looking” is common slang among that community. Making a snarky joke about how a show’s title is unimaginative, when in fact it’s part of an argot a community other than Stingley’s own shares, is an inauspicious start. But at least it seems to have passed by an editor, unlike:

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The Disney Channel will feature its first-ever gay character in 30 year history


Greg Hernandez | Gay Star News | June

The Disney Channel, launched in 1983, has so far never featured any LGBT characters.

That is set to change in early 2014 when an episode of its series Good Luck Charlie features a family with two moms.

TV Guide reports that in the storyline, series parents Amy and Bob Duncan have set up a playdate for their preschooler Charlie and one of her new friends.

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STUDY: TV Turning The Tide In Favor Of Gay Marriage


Lester Brathwaite | Queerty | April 12, 2013

A new survey suggests that portrayals of LGBT characters have positively  impacted the opinions of Americans on gay marriage.

According to the poll, conducted by Ipsos MediaCT, 18% of  television watchers aged 13-64 say that TV in general has changed their opinion  of same-sex marriage in a positive way. In comparison, 10% said TV had a  negative impact on their views.

Among the more stubborn TV set, 44% of pro-gay marriage viewers were  unaffected by television and 28% of anti-gay marriage viewers remain  opposed.

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Jennifer Lopez’ lesbian mom sitcom gets picked up


Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | Feburary 8, 2013

The Fosters, a new sitcom executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, will premiere on ABC Family this summer.

Jennifer Lopez’s new sitcom with two lesbian moms will premiere this summer.

The Fosters, about a multi-ethnic family with foster and biological kids being raised by two moms, is being executive produced by the pop star.

‘ABC Family is synonymous with ground-breaking storytelling and iconic characters,’ Michael Riley, president of ABC Family, said in a statement.

‘[The Fosters] will bring the same depth, heart, close relationships that our viewers have come to expect and will pair nicely with our already established pop culture hits.’

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Days of Our Lives star talks to Gay Star News about playing the mom of a gay son


Greg Hernandez | Gay Star News | January 19, 2013

At the age of 36, longtime Days of Our Lives star Alison Sweeney feels far too young to be a grandmother-  even of it’s only on screen.

‘I’ve had to get used to it!’ the actress tells Gay Star News. ‘I had to take a deep breath but I’m cool with it. I think it’s a great story.’

That story is a doozy and it involves the gay son of Sweeney’s television alter ego Sami Brady. The son, Will Horton, has just come to terms with his sexuality but had a one night stand with his former girlfriend, Gabi, when both were suffering through low moments.

This week, it was revealed on the show in dramatic fashion that Will is the father of pregnant Gabi’s baby. The big reveal happened, of course, just as Gabi was about to marry boyfriend Nick who was willing to raise the child as his own.

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