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🏳️‍🌈 For LGBT Pride Month I will be creating a thread about LGBT representation in the genres of science fiction, horror, fantasy, comics, comic strips, animation & video games. There will be five categories of posts. "Our Past" will be about folks no longer with us.
🏳️‍🌈 PART II: "Our Now" will spotlight people who are still living- even if they are retired. "Live Action" will be a LGBT fictional CHARACTER portrayed a live actor / voice actor / motion capture actor. This does not mean the actor themselves are LGBT. "Character" will be
🏳️‍🌈 PART III: about fictional characters whether on screen, in books, comics, animation, comic strips or video games. The final category will not be posted daily. It will be "Shout Out." Which deals with "A Fandom Of Our Own" w/ posts about LGBT folks organizing & standing up
🏳️‍🌈PART IV: for ourselves in the world of fandom. Also, the "Shout Out" category will have a sense of humor with "Out Of The Closet Already" about characters who should just make it "official" and join team lavender. So without further wait... lets get started! Happy Pride!!!!
🏳️‍🌈Day #1. Our Past. Jack Larson (1928-2015) played Jimmy Olsen on the 1950s Adventures of Superman television series. He also had roles in the Superman franchise (Superboy, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman & Superman Returns). He remained close to his fellow
🏳️‍🌈Day #1. Our Past. PART II. Jack Larson. .... Superman franchise cast members. Jack spent his life trying to uncover the truth behind the untimely death of his friend George Reeves. Jack was a producer, screenwriter and librettist (someone who writes the text for operas).
🏳️‍🌈 Day #1. Our Past. PART III. Jack Larson survived both of his domestic life partners. The director James Bridges and the actor Montgomery Clift.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #1. Our Now. Born in Canada & raised in New Zealand; bisexual actress Anna Paquin has starred in two iconic role familiar with fandom. She played super mutant Rogue in The X-Men film franchise and starred as Sookie the human/fairy hybrid in the True Blood TV series.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #1. Live Action. Based on written works of the same name by author George R.R. Martin... the Syfy TV series Nightflyers featured the pansexual character Melantha Jihrl who was genetically engineered to be an ideal space traveler. She was played by Jodie Turner-Smith.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #1. Characters. Created by Matt Groening (of Simpsons fame) and appearing as part of the "Life In Hell" comic strip... Akbar & Jeff are a fezz wearing gay couple who continually are starting business ventures with each other. "Life In Hell" began in 1977.
🏳️‍🌈Day #2. Our Past. Matt Baker (1921-1959) an artist/inker for Atlas, Charlton & St. John's Publications comics. When working for Charlton he went by the name Matt Bakerino. He helped redesign the heroine "Phantom Lady" & illustrated romance & jungle comics. He was bisexual.
🏳️‍🌈Day #2. Our Now. British actor Stephen Fry played the Master of Laketown in The Hobbit film franchise. He had voice roles in The Magician's House, Watership Down & Danger Mouse. He voices the Narrator in several Harry Potter video games.
🏳️‍🌈Day #2. Live Action. Waverly Earp is a half-human / half-angel lesbian character on the Syfy series Wynnona Earp. She is the team researcher. She is portrayed by actress Dominique Provost-Chalkley. Her girlfriend is Sheriff Nicole Haught played by actress Katherine Barrell.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #2. Characters. In the "Lives of the Mayfair Witches" trilogy by author Anne Rice... Julien Mayfair is a male witch that controls the demon Lasher. Julien maintains the family library. He is bisexual and his male companions are Engishman Richard & mixed-racial Victor.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #3. Our Past. Hayden Rorke (1910-1987) best known for playing Col. Bellows on the fantasy series "I Dream Of Jeannie." He also starred in the horror/thriller film "The Night Walker" and the sci-fi space disaster film "When Worlds Collide." Justus Addiss was his partner.
🏳️‍🌈Day #3. Our Now. Jonathan Del Arco (Uruguayan-American) is known to science fiction fans for his portrayal of "Hugh the Borg" from the Star Trek franchise. Separated from the Borg Collective; Hugh learned to love his individuality. Jonathan volunteers for many gay causes.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #3. Live Action. Portrayed by actress Valarie Rae Miller- the character of "Original Cindy" lives in a dystopian future Seattle on the Fox series Dark Angel. She aids "Max", a genetically engineered super-soldier. Out lesbian Cindy works as a message courier.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #3. Character. Hugh Dawkins is a were-beast that transforms himself into the Tasmanian Devil; an Australian superhero that joins The Global Guardians. First appeared in Superfriends #7 (October 1977) . Created by E. Nelson Bridwell & Ramona Fradon.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #3. Character. PART II. DC superhero Tasmanian Devil would also join the Ultramarine Corps, Justice League International and Australia's super team The Sleeping Soldiers. He came out as gay in Justice League Quarterly #8 (1992). He has had a Lazarus Pit resurrection.
🏳️‍🌈Day #4. Our Past. J. Victor Lopez (1947-1986) was a Cuban-American who acted in the "The Man From Atlantis" as "Chuy" of the Cetacean Crew in the episode "Melt Down" and he was in the super spy film "Scorpion."
🏳️‍🌈 Day #4. Our Now. Lena Waithe is a producer, screenwriter, TV show creator and actress. She played the role of Helen / Aech in the 2018 science fiction film "Ready Player One." She was "Artist of the Year" by OUT magazine in 2017. @BlackGirlNerds @TheNerdsofColor
🏳️‍🌈 Day #4. Live Action. On the Syfy series Warehouse 13; character Steve Jenks (of the ATF) becomes a Warehouse Agent (who collects / protects magical objects). He has the power to tell when someone lies. He is a gay Buddhist. Actor Aaron Ashmore portrays him. @EddieMcClintock
🏳️‍🌈 Day #4. Characters. In the 1994 hardcover novel "What They Did To Princess Paragon" (Dutton Penguin publisher)... gay main character Brian Parrish is a comics creator who rewrites heroine "Princess Paragon" as a lesbian & chaos results. Author is openly gay Robert Rodi.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #5. Our Past. British director James Whale (1889-1957) is known for his horror films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) & Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He was openly gay throughout his career. His partner was producer David Lewis.
🏳️‍🌈Day #5. Our Now. George Takei known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek franchise has also appeared in The Twilight Zone, Heroes & Lost Girl. He'll be in season 2 of The Terror. He has done voices for many animated series and video games. @GeorgeTakei @RICHARDLEEGEEK
🏳️‍🌈Day #5. Live Action. Willow Rosenberg and Tara Maclay were the resident lesbian power couple on the TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Portrayed by actresses Alyson Hannigan & Amber Benson... Willow & Tara are powerful witches who use magic to help Buffy Summers fight evil.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #5. Character. Miss America's debut was in Vengeance #1 (September 2011). This Marvel Comics character- Miss America whose real name is America Chavez grew in popularity as an Hispanic out LGBT heroine! One of her powers is traveling through different realities!
🏳️‍🌈 Day #6. Our Past. Alexis Arquette (1969-2016) was an HIV+ Transwoman actress, cabaret artist & activist. She championed Trans & AIDS causes. She appeared in the films Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Ghost Brigade & Bride of Chucky & TV shows Alien Nation & Xena: Warrior Princess.
🏳️‍🌈Day #6. Our Now. Multi-Racial/Ethnic actor Wentworth Miller appeared in the horror films: Underworld, Blood Creek & Resident Evil: After Life. TV credits include Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Ghost Whisperer & Dinotopia. He played Capt. Cold / Citizen Cold on CW superhero TV shows.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #6. Live Action. David Singh went from being Police Captain of the Central City Police Dept. to being Chief of Police in the CW series The Flash. The character also appeared on CW's Supergirl & Arrow TV series. He is portrayed by Egyptian-Canadian actor Patrick Sabongui.
🏳️‍🌈Day #6. Character. First appearing in Superboy & The Legion of Superheroes #226 (1977); Dawnstar (created by Paul Levitz & Mike Grell). She is a 31st century winged superhuman whose American Indian ancestors moved to the planet Starhaven. In the different reboots and retcons
🏳️‍🌈Day #6. Character. (continuing Dawnstar) .... Dawnstar is in a relationship with a woman (Justice League of America issue #9, 2007). She also, cares about team-mate Wildfire (a former human man, turned into an energy being). She joined both the Legion of Superheroes & JLA.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #7. Our Past. Maude Adams (1872-1953). Audiences enjoyed viewing fantasy & horror even before such genres were portrayed on a film screen. Lesbian actress Maude Adams was the first actress to play the role of the male Peter Pan on Broadway in the year 1905.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #7. Our Past. PART II Maude Adams continued.... Maude's role in the fantasy play Peter Pan: or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (by James Barrie) was a huge success. She was in another fantasy stage production: Chantecler where she played a talking rooster.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #7. Our Past. PART III. Maude Adams continued... Later in life; Maude Adams became head of the drama dept. at Stephens College (Missouri). After the death of her first spouse Florence Lillian in 1901; Maude met Louise Boynton in 1905. Maude & Louise are buried together.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #7. Our Now. Playwright, poet, cultural critic, author and activist. Jewelle Gomez focuses her work on queer women of color. She has volunteered for arts and library organizations. Jewelle (African/Native) edited Swords of The Rainbow (1996) a LGBT fantasy anthology.
🏳️‍🌈Day #7. Our Now. PART II: Jewelle Gomez continued. Jewelle is known for her Lambda Literary Award winning 1991 (Firebrand Books) work The Gilda Stories where the main character is a vampire. An expanded 25th anniversary edition (City Lights Publishers) was released in 2016.
🏳️‍🌈Day #7. Live Action. Attorney Carolyn Hill & her physician wife Alice Calvert; along w/ their daughter Norrie are trapped under an alien created dome in the TV series Under The Dome (from a novel by Stephen King). Carolyn is played by Aisha Hinds & Alice by Samantha Mathis.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #7. Character. Created by Hanna-Barbera in 1962- the pink cougar Snagglepuss is voiced mostly by Daws Butler & Greg Burson in cartoons. He appeared as a gay playwright in DC/Hanna-Barbera's comic Exit Stage Left!: The Snagglepuss Chronicles. Heavens To Murgatroyd!
🏳️‍🌈 Day #7. Special SHOUT OUT category... "Come Out Of The Closet Already." Race Bannon & Benton Quest. Enough said. 😉
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. Our Past. Nell Carter (1948-2003) was a Jewish African-American bisexual actress & singer of both stage and screen. She voiced "Glory Grant" on Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1995-97) and "Mrs. Claus" on the We Wish You A Merry Christmas video game (1999).
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. Our Past. PART II: Nell Carter continued. Other voice roles were for Bebe's Kids & The Blues Brothers Animated Series. Guest roles include the fantasy show "Touched By An Angel" & the time travel show "7 Days." Nell's partner Ann Kaser raised Nell's kids after her death
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. Our Now. B.D. Wong is known as Dr. Henry Wu in the Jurassic Park film & video game franchise. He was "Greg" in the horror film Bird Box & voiced for the Mulan films. TV credits include: The X-Files (Det. Chao), Bat villain Dr. Hugo Strange on Gotham; @RICHARDLEEGEEK
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. Our Now.. PART II B.D. Wong. He was Baldwin Pennypacker, an instructor at a school for male witches on American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Dr. Lee on Awake; and voiced Godspeed on CW's The Flash. He voiced for animation: Kim Possible & Duck Tales. @RICHARDLEEGEEK
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. Our Now. PART III B.D.Wong. His book "Following Foo: The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man" recounts the birth of his (and his then partner Richie Jackson's) twin sons via surrogate. One baby died shortly after birth. The couple eventually @RICHARDLEEGEEK
🏳️‍🌈 Day #8. Our Now. PART III B.D. Wong. ...parted in 2004 (they had been together since 1988) and both eventually married other people. However both couples share parenting / step-parenting responsibilities with B.D.'s & Richie's surviving son Jackson. @RICHARDLEEGEEK
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. Live Action. The NBC 1977-78 sci-fi sitcom Quark; was created by Buck Henry. Set in the future it was about a crew of a garbage collecting spaceship. Actor Tim Thomerson, played Gene-Jean, an alien species known as a Transmute that has a complete set of both male
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. Live Action. (Quark's Gene-Jean cont. ) and female chromosomes. The character's personality would switch back & forth without warning between "Gene" & "Jean" and be at times stereotypical of a "macho man" & "lady-like woman." Gene was aggressive, while Jean wanted
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. (Quark's Gene-Jean cont.) peaceful solutions. Both personalities were valuable to the crew's adventures. When referring to His/Her parents... Gene-Jean would refer to his/her "Mom-Dad" & "Dad-Mom." If a Transmute's outward body appeared male... male pronouns were
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. (Quark's Gene-Jean cont.) first in addressing the transmute. Such as He/She, His/Hers, Him/Her. If the body appeared female... female pronouns would come first She/He... etcetera. The Transmute Gene-Jean was important to the team which consisted of a cowardly robot,
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. (Quark's Gene-Jean cont.) female clones, a humanoid plant, a floating head and an Earth man- Quark, played by Richard Benjamin. Gene-Jean was played by straight actor Tim Thomerson known for many (mostly low budget) sci-fi, horror, fantasy & superhero film/TV roles.
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. Characters. The "Afterlife With Archie" horror title by Archie Comics features the town of Riverdale (and apparently the rest of the world) being over run by zombies after a spell by Sabrina the teen witch to resurrect from the dead, Hotdog (Jughead's pet sheepdog).
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. (Afterlife With Archie cont...) goes horribly wrong. In this alternate Archie series (issue #1 published in 2013); two long term survivors of the zombie apocalypse are Nancy Woods and Ginger Lopez who are a lesbian couple. The two young women are zombie fighters!
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. SHOUT OUT post... "A Fandom Of Our Own." Franklin Hummel & John Dumas in 1986 founded the Gaylaxian Science Fiction Society in Boston. The following year Hummel was the founder of the Gaylactic Network (later Gaylaxians International); an organization with different
🏳️‍🌈Day #8. "A Fandom Of Our Own." PART II. chapters in various cities. The organization would later produce Gaylaxicon (a sci-fi convention) and Gaylactic Spectrum Awards (for LGBT content in horror, fantasy & science fiction). The organization's records are deposited at Brown
🏳️‍🌈 Day #8. "A Fandom Of Our Own." PART III. University. The organization has been instrumental in promoting LGBT artists & authors of science fiction and related works. It has given LGBT fandom, venues where they can safely gather & learn about the latest in queer sci-fi.
🏳️‍🌈Day #9. Our Past. Cesar Romero (1907-1994) was an Hispanic (Spanish / Cuban) actor who was always referred to as a "confirmed bachelor" by the Hollywood gossip magazines of the 1940s & 50s. Early in his career he played the hero "The Cisco Kid" on film in the 1930s & 1940s.
🏳️‍🌈Day #9. PART II: Cesar Romero. He played Count Dracula in a 1971 TV episode of Night Gallery. He is best known to fans as the "Clown Prince of Crime"- The Joker in the 1960s Batman television series. This gay actor for decades escorted actresses to Tinsel-Town events.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #9. Our Now. Canadian actor Luke Macfarlane came out in an April 15, 2008 interview w/ The Globe & Mail. He was in the horror film Trapped Ashes. TV credits include Beauty & The Beast (2012) & Supergirl. He plays D'avin Jaqobis on Syfy's Killjoys (space bounty hunters).
🏳️‍🌈Day #9. Live Action. AMC's series "Humans" is set in Great Britain; in a world where human-like "synths" (robots/androids) are replacing people in many jobs/professions. Synths begin to gain self-awareness & rebel against their poor treatment by humanity. The first group of
🏳️‍🌈Day #9. Live Action. PART II: Humans (AMC series). ...Synths to gain self-awareness consists of Niska (played by actress Emily Berrington) who mistrusts humans beings after being in a Synth brothel, but eventually wants to help people. Niska has a human girlfriend Astrid.
🏳️‍🌈Day #9. Characters. Mario, Gilbert & Jamie Hernandez are 3 Mexican-American brothers & creators of the comic title "Love & Rockets" (est. 1981). Series is set in a Central American town & in L.A. There are LGBT characters such as on-off-on-off again couple Maggie & Hopey.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #10. Our Past. Paul Winfield (1939-2004) was an Oscar nominated actor. He starred in many science-fiction, fantasy & horror productions. He was a voice actor for Batman Beyond, The Simpsons, The Magic School Bus, Gargoyles & 1997's Spider-Man series (as Black Marvel).
🏳️‍🌈 Day #10. Our Past. PART II: Paul Winfield. He guest starred in the following shows- The Man From UNCLE, Star Trek: The Next Generation & Babylon 5. He was a regular and semi-regular on the fantasy series The Charmings (as Magic Mirror) and Touched By An Angel (Sam an Angel).
🏳️‍🌈Day #10. Our Past. PART III: Paul Winfield. The late Mr. Winfield starred in horror and science fiction TV films: The Horror At 37,000 Feet (1973) & White Dwarf (1995). His feature films were Damnation Alley, The Legend of Gator Face; and Mars Attacks! (as Lt. Gen. Casey).
🏳️‍🌈 Day #10. Our Past. PART IV: Paul Winfield's best known science fiction film roles were in 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as Captain Clark Terrell of the Federation Starship Reliant... and in 1984's The Terminator as Lt. Ed Traxler. @BronzeAgeBabies @TheNerdsofColor
🏳️‍🌈 Day #10. Our Past. PART 5: Paul Winfield. Charles Gillan, Jr. (an architect) was Paul's spouse for over 30 years. He preceded Paul in death in 2002. Paul passed from a heart attack in 2004. The two are interned next to each other at L.A.'s Forest Lawn Memorial cemetery.
🏳️‍🌈Day #10. Our Now. Billy Martin is an American author and Transman. Billy (published as Poppy Z. Brite) is known for his horror novels & short stories. Many of his characters are LGBT. His works include: Lost Souls (1992), Drawing Blood (1993) & Exquisite Corpse (1996).
🏳️‍🌈 Day #10. Live Action. On the CW series Black Lightning; The lesbian character of Anissa Pierce is a medical student, who like her father has super-powers. She is a costumed super-heroine who goes by the code name "Thunder." She is portrayed by actress Nafessa Williams.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #10. Characters. Between 1985-1995; lesbian graphic designer and Judaica artist- N. Leigh Dunlap was the creator / cartoonist for her syndicated strip "Morgan Calabrese." Lesbian Morgan & her Jewish partner Kyle; and their LGBT friends shared unique views on the world!
🏳️‍🌈 Day #10. Characters. PART II: Ms. Dunlap's "Morgan Calabrese" comic strip was syndicated mostly among the LGBT & alternative press. Three times she won the International Gay & Lesbian Press Association "Outstanding Achievement Award" for for the category of editorial cartoons.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Our Past. Vincent Price (1911-1993). St. Louis born Bisexual actor Vincent Price was married three times to women. The first two marriages produced his children- son Vincent and Lesbian daughter Victoria. His final marriage was to Lesbian actress Coral Browne.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Our Past. PART II: Price was a versatile actor; but is best known for his horror roles in radio, television & film. Credits include: The Invisible Man Returns, House of Wax, The Mad Magician, The Fly, Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, The Last Man On Earth,
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Our Past. Part III: Vincent Price. ...and House of Usher among other films. His TV credits: The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, Time Express, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo (voice role) and the super villain Egghead on the 1960s Batman series. @MakeMineAmalgam
🏳️‍🌈Day #11. Our Past. PART IV: Vincent Price. He also voiced the villain "Iron Tail" in the stop-motion animated Easter special "Here Comes Peter Cottontail." Vincent was also an avid art collector and art historian; and he published books on art subjects. He was vocal against
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Our Past. Part 5: Vincent Price. ...racism & religious discrimination. He did PSA announcements about AIDS. He was an advocate for LGBT equality, an honorary board member of PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays) & supportive of his lesbian daughter Victoria.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Our Now. Out gay actors Wilson Cruz & Anthony Rapp play married couple Hugh Culber and Paul Stamets on the CBS All Access web series "Star Trek: Discovery." Rapp plays the Chief Engineer & Cruz the Medical Officer aboard the Discovery. Outside of "Discovery", Rapp
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Our Now. PART II: Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz. ... who refers to himself as queer did have a science fiction TV role on the X-Files. He is best known for his stage work- and did have a "sci-fi" role in theater. He played "Seymour Krelbourn" in the 2004 tour of
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Our Now. PART III: Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz ...Little Shop Of Horrors. Wilson Cruz (Puerto Rican-American) known for his work in teen drama; had a guest role in the fantasy TV show Pushing Daisies. He appeared in the sci-fi /horror 2000 film Supernova.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Live Action. The Canadian fantasy TV series "Lost Girl" aired initially in the USA on the Syfy Channel. Most of the characters were LGBT. Including main character Bo; a bisexual succubus. Played by actress Anna Silk. Bo had relationships w/ a male werewolf "Dyson"
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Live Action. PART II: Lost Girl characters. ... and human doctor Lauren (the two played by Kris Holden-Ried & Zoie Palmer). Vex is a mesmer (played by Paul Amos) who falls in love with & at the end of the series becomes a couple with Dyson's son Mark (Luke Bilyk)
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Live Action. PART III: Lost Girl characters. More LGBT characters on this gay friendly show are The Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier), Nadia (Athena Karkanis), Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten), Crystal (Ali Liebert) & Bruce (Rob Archer). @SuperGaypod @QueerlyNerd @bgaycomicgeek
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Character. The video game Super Mario Brothers 2 (1988) introduces the character "Birdo" who spits eggs. Birdo is described back in 1988 as a boy who identifies as a girl. In the Mario Kart Double Dash game (Japanese version) Birdo was once a boy who becomes the
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. PART II: Video game character "Birdo." ... girlfriend of male character Yoshi. Referred to as "Catherine"; Birdo makes cameos in other games. She likes to wear a bow on her head. She is one of the first gender ambiguous / transgender characters in video games.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Special SHOUT OUT... with "Come Out Of The Closet Already." With a sense of humor and all slash / fiction aside.... all I have to say is... "get a room fellas." I mean, one has sex w/ women once every 7 years & other one's hitting on women is a bit over acting. 🤣
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. Special SHOUT OUT... with "A Fandom Of Our Own." Geeks Out was founded in New York City (2010). This non-for-profit's goals is to promote and support the LGBT fans of science fiction, gaming & comics. Besides having a presence at conventions around the nation;
🏳️‍🌈 Day #11. "A Fandom Of Our Own" PART II: Geeks Out. .... Geeks Out sponsors the LGBT convention known as Flame Con, which the group created in 2015. This New York City based Con focuses on LGBT inclusive or friendly; panels, screenings, exhibitors, cosplay, parties, etc.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #12. Our Past. Maddie Blaustein (1960-2008) was a Transwoman voice artist for cartoons and video games; and a comics writer and illustrator. Her voice credits include the Pokemon & Yu-Gi-Oh franchise cartoons. She voiced the President in the Sonic The Hedgehog (2005)
🏳️‍🌈 Day #12. Our Past. PART II: Maddie Blaustein. ...video game. She illustrated Marvel Comics "Power Pachyderms" (1989) and wrote for Milestone Comics- titles with Yves Fezzani on the title Deathwish, Static & Hardware. She was an advocate / activist for transgender people.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #12. Our Now. Colman Domingo is a playwright, theater director, TV director & actor. His father is Guatemalan from Belize. His stage credits include the fantasy musical "The Wiz." TV credits include Timeless, Lucifer and the role of Victor Strand on Fear The Walking Dead
🏳️‍🌈 Day #12. Live Action. On the FX vampire horror series The Strain; the bisexual character Dutch Velders (played by actress Ruta Gedmintas) is a computer hacker who unknowingly helps vampires before joining the team to fight them. Her girlfriend is Nikki & boyfriend is Vasily.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #12. Characters. In 1978 married couple Wendy & Richard Pini created the comic ElfQuest. The series has been published by Warp Graphics, Marvel & DC. In the ElfQuest world, many characters are pansexual or omnisexual as romance partners are chosen regardless of sex/gender
🏳️‍🌈Day #13. Our Past. Raymond St. Jacques (1930-1990). Actor, Director. Producer. Credits include the horror & science fiction films: "Change of Mind", "They Live", "Voodoo Dawn" & "Time Bomb." He was the 1st African-American regular on a TV Western (Rawhide). He taught fencing.
🏳️‍🌈Day #13. Our Now. British Gay actor Russell Tovey credits include: Doctor Who (Alonso), Doctor Who Confidential (narrator), werewwolf George on the UK version of Being Human, superhero The Ray on the CW Arrowverse shows & voicing The Ray on Freedom Fighters: The Ray (animated)
🏳️‍🌈Day #13. Live Action. "Dead of Summer" was a paranormal / horror series airing on Freeform in 2016. Main character "Drew Reeves" was a Transman (born Andrea Dalton). The character of Drew was played by European/Filipina actress Zelda Williams (daughter of Robin Williams).
🏳️‍🌈 Day #13. Character Donnah Hannah is the bisexual heroine Lady Arcane who has magical & astral projection powers. She is a member of The League of Champions. First appearance Champions #3 (October- 1986) published by Eclipse Comics. Writer Dennis Mallonee & artist Carol Lay.
🏳️‍🌈Day #14. Our Past. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). Irish literary wit, author & playwright arrested for a love affair with Alfred Douglas; Oscar was sentenced to prison at hard labor. His health declined due to hunger & poor conditions of his brutal imprisonment for being gay.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #14. Our Past. PART II Oscar Wilde. Some of Oscar's works had supernatural themes. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" about a man who remained forever young while his painted portrait ages; initially had homo-erotic passages. He wrote the story "The Canterville Ghost" about
🏳️‍🌈 Day #14. Our Past. PART III Oscar Wilde. ...a haunting first published in 1887. Both "The Picture of Dorian Gray" & "The Canterville Ghost" have been adapted numerous times as plays, TV shows, films or their plots used in other shows. Oscar also wrote fairy tales & fables.
🏳️‍🌈Day #14. Our Now. Laverne Cox is an American actress, LGBT rights activist & Transwoman. Her science fiction acting credits are of "Dr. Frank-n-Furter" in the 2016 TV movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Lets Do The Time Warp Again. @bgaycomicgeek @AnnaOmmen @Prof_P_Getty
🏳️‍🌈Day #14. Our Now. PART II: Laverne Cox. She was the character "Liquia" in the 2019 episode "Smart House" of the science fiction sitcom anthology web-series "Weird City" on You-Tube Premium. @AnnaOmmen @bgaycomicgeek @Prof_P_Getty @TheNerdsofColor @wsbrittian @SuperGaypod
🏳️‍🌈 Day #14. Live Action. Countess Marya Zaleska was a lesbian / bisexual vampire and the daughter of Count Dracula himself! Portrayed by Gloria Holden in the 1936 horror film "Dracula's Daughter." Universal Pictures promoted the lesbian overtones & Marya's attraction to women.
🏳️‍🌈Day #14. Character. Released in 2013 for PlayStation 3 & X Box 360; (published by Rockstar Games)- video game Grand Theft Auto V features the violent protagonist Trevor Philips who is pansexual. He is portrayed in voice & via motion-capture by Canadian actor Steven Ogg.
🏳️‍🌈Day #15. Agnes Moorehead (1900-1974). American Emmy & Oscar nominated actress. Her career on radio included "Terry and the Pirates". "The Shadow" (as Margo Lane) & "The Adventures of Superman" where in 1940 she portrayed "Lara", Superman's Kryptonian mother.
🏳️‍🌈Day #15. PART II: Agnes Moorehead. Ms. Moorehead's television & film roles include The Bat, Frankenstein: The True Story, Night Gallery & an iconic role in a 1961 "The Invaders" episode of The Twilight Zone. She is best known as the witch "Endora" on the sitcom Bewitched.
🏳️‍🌈Day #15. Our Now. Mexican-American Emily Rios is an out lesbian who appeared in horror & science fiction television shows. She had guest roles on the horror series Grimm & sci-fi series Almost Human & a recurring role as "Lorena" & "Ximena" on From Dusk Till Dawn (series).
🏳️‍🌈 Day #15. Live Action. Lesbian Tara Chambler is a character on AMC's zombie show The Walking Dead. She first appeared in the episode "Live Bait" (2013) & last appeared in "The Calm Before" (2019). Her girlfriends were Alisha & Denise. Arab-American Alanna Masterson played her.
🏳️‍🌈Day #15. Character. Cornelius Brunner is an intersex / gender ambiguous character first published in the 1968 (written in 1965) sci-fi novel The Final Programme by author Michael Moorcock. Julius & Miss Brunner merge bodies & create Cornelius who declares "it's a tasty world."
🏳️‍🌈Day #16. Our Past. Ron Glass (1945-2016) was an American actor whose credits include: Deep Space, When Things Were Rotten, Twilight Zone (1985), Agents of SHIELD, Star Trek: Voyager & voiced for TV's Aladdin, Rugrats, The Proud Family and Superman The Animated Series.
🏳️‍🌈Day #16. PART II: Ron Glass. The late Mr. Glass starred in the 1990s series Teen Angel where he played "Rod, God's Cousin." He also starred as Shepherd Derrial Book on the TV series Firefly and its movie sequel Serenity. He voice acted for video games Fable II & Ancient Space.
🏳️‍🌈Day #16. Our Now. Greg Berlanti is an American screenwriter, director & producer of many sci-fi & superhero films and TV shows such as: Green Lantern, Wrath of the Titans, No Ordinary Family, Legends of Tomorrow, Flash, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Doom Patrol, Supergirl,
🏳️‍🌈Day #16. Our Now. PART II: Greg Berlanti. ...The Tomorrow People, Arrow, Riverdale, Black Lightning and the upcoming series Stargirl and Batwoman. Greg is married to TV producer & soccer pro Robbie Rogers. The couple have two children. @SteveChung1968 @hollyanderson30
🏳️‍🌈Day #16. Live Action. Captain Jack Harkness is a queer character in the television series Doctor Who and the spin-off series Torchwood. Jack has romantic relationships with men. He is a time-traveler from the 51st Century and played by out gay actor John Barrowman.
🏳️‍🌈Day #16. Character. DC's Batgirl #19 (2013); has Barbara's room-mate Alysia come out to an accepting Babs as Trans. Alysia Yeoh is a Bisexual Asian-American (Singaporean heritage) Transwoman. She first appeared in Batgirl (vol. 4) #1, November, 2011. Created by Gail Simone.
🏳️‍🌈Day #17. Our Past. Roddy McDowall (1928-1998) was a London born actor with decades of credits in animation, fantasy, horror & science fiction roles. He is well known for his role as horror show host Peter Vincent in the Fright Night films & as Cornelius, Caesar & Galen in the
🏳️‍🌈Day #17. PART II: Roddy McDowall. ...Planet of the Apes film & TV franchise. Other films include: The Cat From Outer Space, Laser Blast, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Embryo, Mirror Mirror II, Circle of Iron, Nutcracker Fantasy, Dead of Winter & more! @polluxdioscuros @jeffs_comics
🏳️‍🌈Day #17. PART III: Roddy McDowall. The late Mr. McDowall's TV credits include: Batman (as "Bookworm"), Twilight Zone episode "People Are Alike All Over" (as astronaut Sam), The Fantastic Journey (as Dr. Willoway), plus roles in The Invaders, Wonder Woman, Buck Rogers,
🏳️‍🌈Day #17. PART IV: Roddy McDowall. ...Quantum Leap, The Martian Chronicles & other series & TV movies. His voice roles in animation included: Legend of Prince Valiant, Darkwing Duck, 2 Stupid Dogs, The Tick, The New Batman Adventures, Superman The Animated Series @ComicsintheGA
🏳️‍🌈Day #17. PART 5: Roddy McDowall. ...and other programs. His last voice role was for Godzilla: The Series (1999) airing after his death. Besides his career as an actor, Roddy supported film preservation, was a respected photographer & author known for his books on celebrities
🏳️‍🌈Day #17. Our Now. Mariko Tamaki is a Japanes/Jewish-Canadian comics and graphic novel writer. Her work includes Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power, She-Hulk (Vol. One): Deconstructed, Tomb Raider (2016), Supergirl: Being Super; & other works. She has won an Ignatz Award and more!
🏳️‍🌈 Day #17. Live Action. In the 1977 British science-fiction / horror film "Prey"; a shape-shifting alien arrives on Earth to see if humans can be a food source. The alien "Kator" takes the form of a man and calls himself Anders. He stays with a lesbian couple- @polluxdioscuros
🏳️‍🌈Day #17. Live Action. PART II: Prey (1977 British film). ...lesbian Josephine (Jo) and her bi partner Jessica-Ann. Jo dresses Anders in drag. Mysteries continue leading to a confrontation between the three. Barry Stokes played Kator/Anders and the same-sex couple is played
🏳️‍🌈Day #17. Live Action. PART III: Prey (1977 British film). ...by Canadian actress Glory Annen (1952-2017) who played Jessica-Ann; and British actress Sally Faulkner as Josephine. Beware of space aliens with an appetite! @theanticritic @polluxdioscuros @IsaacsHauntedB
🏳️‍🌈Day #17. Character. Infocom games in 1986 released "Moonmist", a game compatible w/ Apple II, Commodore 64, Amga, Atari ST & other platforms. Written by Jim Lawrence & Stu Galley- it introduces lesbian character Vivien Pentreathe (she was non-playable).
🏳️‍🌈 Day #17. Special "Shout Out"... of "Come Out Of The Closet Already" ...at least in 10-12 years.... SIR! 🤣
🏳️‍🌈 Day #17. Special "Shout Out"... "A Fandom Of Our Own." When fans gather to promote and celebrate whatever topic or genre that brings them together- soon after is the inevitable acknowledging the best of the best.... with awards! And such is the case with LGBT fandom!
🏳️‍🌈Day #17. "A Fandom Of Our Own." The "Lammys" or Lambda Literary Awards are given out annually by Lambda Literary Foundation. With the first awards given out in 1989... there have been awards given to best LGBT speculative fiction (sci-fi, horror & fantasy). The name of the
🏳️‍🌈Day #17. "A Fandom Of Our Own." PART III: ...award for best LGBT speculative fiction has changed over time. The first awards in this category given in 1989 were called "Gay Men's Mystery/Science Fiction" and "Lesbian Mystery/Science Fiction."
🏳️‍🌈 Day #17. "A Fandom Of Our Own." PART IV: ...Winners were "Goldenboy" (Alyson publisher) by Michael Nava and Skiptrace (Banned Books publisher) by Antoinette Azolakov.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #18. Our Past. Patsy Kelly (1910-1981). American comedic actress who began her career during the silent film era. Open about her lesbianism she came out in the 1930s in an issue of Motion Picture magazine. In 1933 she was seriously injured and her close friend-
🏳️‍🌈Day #18. PART II: Patsy Kelly. ...gay drag queen & nightclub performer of the Prohibition Era, Gene Malin was killed in an auto accident. She was part of a comedy duo with actress Thelma Todd. Her domestic partners were actresses Tallulah Bankhead & Wilma Cox. She was a TONY.
🏳️‍🌈Day #18. PART III: Patsy Kelly. ...nominated actress for her performances on stage. She appeared in the supernatural comedies Topper Returns & The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini; the fantasy comedy Freaky Friday (1976) and the dramatic horror film Rosemary's Baby.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #18. Our Now. Alejandro Amenabar. Hispanic (Spanish / Chilean) director, screenwriter & composer. Director & screenwriter for the 2001 horror film The Others starring Nicole Kidman; and director & writer for the sci-fi film Open Your Eyes. He married David Blanco in 2015.
🏳️‍🌈Day #18. Live Action. In the Canadian science-fiction series Primeval: New World; bisexual "Toby Nance", a tech expert creates devices to track time anomalies in this show about prehistoric beasts appearing in present day Canada. Played by Chinese-Canadian actress Crystal Lowe.
🏳️‍🌈Day #18. Character. Gay French citizen Jean-Claude Bertrand is the super hero "The Mime" who can create energy fields & is a member of the team UN Force (Gauntlet Comics). He has a disability (inability to speak). First appeared in 1993- created by B. Carpenter & P. Kowalski
🏳️‍🌈Day #19, Our Past. Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) was a British science writer, inventor (most notably the Geostationary Communications Satellite), scuba-diver (undersea explorer), TV host of programs about mysteries & the paranormal, futurist and science fiction writer.
🏳️‍🌈Day #19. Our Past. PART II: Arthur C. Clarke. He published in fanzines and science fiction literary magazines. He authored many books, including: The Sands of Mars, Childhood's End, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Imperial Earth, The Hammer of God; & many more. He was a prolific short
🏳️‍🌈Day #19. Our Past. PART III: Arthur C. Clarke. ....story writer and published many non-fiction works. He was a TV host for Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe, Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers & Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World. He was a WWII veteran.
🏳️‍🌈Day #19. Our Past. PART IV: Arthur C. Clarke. He was a supporter of gorilla conservation. He spent most of his life in Sri Lanka. He had been Knighted. He was disabled & spent decades using a wheelchair. He won many awards & had many things named after him. Upon his death
🏳️‍🌈Day #19. Our Past. PART 5: Arthur C. Clarke. ...he was buried next to his life's companion; Sri Lankan man Leslie Ekanayake (1947-1977) who died three decades before him. Arthur C. Clarke was a true Renaissance Man. He was an icon in the world of science & science fiction.
🏳️‍🌈Day #19. Our Now. Lydia Bottegoni is an American lesbian who is a Visual Effects & Special Effects Producer, Production Manager and Co-Producer for films. She was Production Manager for Starship Troopers. Visual / Special Effects Producer for Spiderman 2, The Smurfs,
🏳️‍🌈 Day #19. Our Now. PART II: Lydia Bottegoni. ...James & The Giant Peach, Congo, and The Santa Clause. She was Co-Producer for the films Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. Lydia is just one of many LGBT people in the film special effects industry.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #19. Live Action. Jose "Joey" Gutierrez is a gay Hispanic character on the series Marvel: Agents of SHIELD. Joey is an Inhuman who has the super power of melting metal objects. He was a member of The Secret Warriors for awhile. He was portrayed by actor Juan Pablo Raba.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #19. Character. Archie Comics' Toni Topaz is a super cool resident of Riverdale, USA! This bisexual Latina made her debut in Jughead Double Digest #176 (2012). She loves the color purple, cupcakes & hats! She is a good friend to everyone at Riverdale High School!
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Our Past. Joanna Russ (1937-2011). American lesbian author of science fiction & an academic. She taught at Cornell University and the University of Washington. She penned more than 50 short stories & was published in journals such as Women's Studies Quarterly, Signs
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Our Past. PART II: Joanna Russ. ...and Science Fiction Studies. She was a columnist (for reviews) for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Her novels many times contained feminist & / or LGBT themes and characters. Some of her works include: The Female Man
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Our Past. PART II: Joanna Russ. ...And Chaos Died, The Two of Them, Picnic On Paradise, Extra(ordinary) People, The Hidden Side of the Moon; and many others. She also wrote non-fiction about such topics as sci-fi, feminism, class, etc. She won many prestigious
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Our Past. PART III: Joanna Russ. ...awards for her immense body of work. Such as The Hugo, The Pilgrim Award, The Nebula, The Locus Award and others. She lived w/ a disability / serious health condition as she had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She passed from a stroke.
🏳️‍🌈Day #20, Our Now. Samuel R. Delany Jr. This Gay African-American author of science fiction has also wrote under the pen names "S.L. Kermit" & "K. Leslie Steiner." He had family that were pioneers in civil rights and in the Episcopal Church. He was born & raised in Harlem, NY.
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Our Now. PART II: Samuel R. Delany Jr.: He is an academic who has been on staff at Temple University, University at Buffalo & University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Many of his characters are themselves writers. Some are LGBT. He has written erotica. Some of his
Day #20. Our Now. PART III: Samuel R. Delany Jr.: ...works include- numerous short stories, the Return To Neveryon series (4 books), Nova, City of a Thousand Suns, Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection, Stars In My Pocket Like Grains Of Sand, Empire, Triton; as well as
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Our Now. PART IV: Samuel R. Delany Jr: ...memoirs, introductions to other author's works, and non-fiction works/articles. One being "Racism And Science Fiction", New York Review Of Science Fiction (Issue #120- 1998). Recognition has come in the form of many awards.
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Our Now. PART 5: Samuel R. Delany Jr.: These awards include the Nebula, Brudner Prize, Hugo, Lambda Award & Stonewall Book Award. He has a daughter Iva (now a doctor) w/ ex-wife; the lesbian poet Marilyn Hacker. His partner since 1991 is Dennis Rickett.
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Live Action. The Syfy series Defiance is about a fleet of alien ships arriving on Earth. The passengers are aliens (about a half-dozen different sentient species) from a long destroyed star system who want to settle on Earth. Unexpected events cause an ecological
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Live Action. PART II: TV series Defiance. ...global disaster. Decades later; The alien races are living on a devastated Earth w/ what is left of humanity. "Defiance" is the name given to the former city of St. Louis, USA. Most of the alien races are pansexual and will
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Live Action. PART III: TV series Defiance. ...engage in same-sex relationships; including those across species lines. The main queer characters on Defiance are bisexual "Kenya", a human woman who runs the local tavern / brothel (played by Mia Kirshner). A lover of
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Live Action. PART IV: TV series Defiance. ...Kenya's is "Stahma Tarr", a Castithan female (played by Jaime Murray). Dr. Yewll is of the Indogene species & is the town physician. She is a lesbian & widow (her Indogene wife is deceased). She is played by Trenna Keating.
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Live Action. PART 5: TV series Defiance. Alien males have shown interest in wanting romantic intimacy w/ other males (including human men); but no such relationships are shown on the series. The only bi male to have relationships with males is the human man Niles.
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Live Action. PART 6: TV series Defiance. "Niles" is bisexual. In his youth he was assaulted by Alien males. He is revealed to be abusive towards women and is a villain. He has intimate relationships and cares about his male partners that are "Bio-Men"
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Live Action. PART 7: TV series Defiance. ... which are genetically engineered warriors (all male) created from human DNA. Niles' "Biomen" partners are Churchill & George (both played by Rob Archer), John (played by Jon Ambrose), Paul (played by Craig Snoyer) and
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Live Action. PART 8: TV series Defiance. ...Ringo (played by Nicolas Grimes). Niles is played by James Murray. Stahma & Kenya have love scenes on screen. Dr. Yewll confesses her love to her wife on screen. No intimacy between Niles & the Biomen are shown on screen.
🏳️‍🌈Day #20. Character. Created by Kurt Busiek & Tom Grummett; "Josiah Power" first appeared in JLA #61 (February 2002). He later was featured in the DC title "The Power Company." He is gay. He is a lawyer. He can transform into a stone giant that can control & emit energy.
🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈Apologies for the brief hiatus in posting. I have decided to do a similar thread in October (2019) focusing on LGBT horror. So, I re-organized the last phase of this June/Pride thread. Some "horror" posts I had originally for this thread will instead appear in October 2019.
🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈Posts focusing on LGBT+ representation in science fiction, horror and fantasy (as portrayed in radio, movies serials, films, television, theater, comic books, comic strips, video games, etcetera....) will continue. I have simply removed a few horror posts to be used later.
🏳️‍🌈Day #21. Our Past. Glenn Shadix (1952-2010). American actor and voice actor. Best known for his roles as "Otho" in Beetlejuice and doing the voice of "The Mayor" in Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas. Other film credits include Demolition Man, Sleepwalkers, Storm,
🏳️‍🌈Day #21. Our Past. PART II: Glenn Shadix. ....and "Senator Nado" in the reboot of Panet of the Apes. Live action roles on television included "Sabrina The Teen-Age Witch" & "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys." Voice roles for TV & film include: Scooby Doo And The Cyber Chase,
🏳️‍🌈Day #21. Our Past. PART III: Glenn Shadix. ....Dinosaurs, The Mask Animated Series, Teen Titans (The Brain & Monsieur Mallah), The Fantastic Voyages of Sinbad The Sailor & more. Video Game voice credits include The Kingdom Hearts video game franchise.
🏳️‍🌈Day #21. Our Past. PART IV. Glenn Shadix. ...When he was a teenager; his parents finding out he was gay sent him to conversion therapy which included electro-shock treatments. Afterwards he attempted suicide. When he came out of his coma, his parents accepted him more.
🏳️‍🌈Day #21. Our Past. PART 5. Glenn Shadix. .... Glenn spent many years as a disabled person- using a wheelchair for mobility. He was a member of The Groundlings comedy troupe. He was survived by his sister.
🏳️‍🌈Day #21. Our Now. Amandla Stenberg. American songwriter & actress of African / Danish / Greenland Inuit heritage. She has self-identified as biseuxal, pansexual & non-binary. She appeared as "Macey Irving" on TV's Sleepy Hallow. She was in The Hunger Games as "Rue."
🏳️‍🌈Day #21. Our Now. PART II: Amandla Stenberg. ...and the science fiction film The Darkest Minds as "Ruby Daly." She was the voice of "Bia" in the animated feature Rio 2. She is active with many political causes. She came out in the June 2018 issue of Wonderland magazine.
🏳️‍🌈Day #21. Live Action. The 1985 science fiction film "Enemy Mine" starred Dennis Quaid as a human soldier in the future who crashes onto an alien world with a reptilian Drac alien- played by Louis Gossett Jr. Humans and Dracs are notorious enemies. However, while stranded on
🏳️‍🌈Day #21. Live Action. PART II: Enemy Mine. ...the planet together; the two learn to rely on each other & become friends. The Dracs are a species where all members are intersex and reproduce without mating. The Drac gives birth on the planet & the Human cares for the child.
🏳️‍🌈Day #21. Characters. Created by Robert Kirkman- gay couple Aaron & Eric are survivors of a global zombie apocalypse in the Image Comics title "The Walking Dead." Aaron first appears in issue #67 of The Walking Dead; & Eric appears for the first time in issue #68. @TWDFamilyy
🏳️‍🌈Day #22. Our Past. Alec Guinness (1914-2000) was a British actor born to a single mother. He was a Navy WWII veteran who later had a career in theater. He moved on to feature films. He is best known as the Jedi Master- Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy.
🏳️‍🌈 Day #22. Our Now. Christopher Landon (son of late actor Michael Landon) is a producer, director & screenwriter known for four of the Paranormal Activity films, Viral, Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, Happy Death Day & Happy Death Day 2U.
🏳️‍🌈Day #22. Live Action. "Jeremy Chetri" (Asian Indian-American) a scientist for the Black Badge organization on the Syfy series Wynonna Earp. He is gay & helps the Earps fight supernatural threats. It is revealed he has a paranormal origin. He is played by actor Varun Saranga.
🏳️‍🌈Day #22. Created by Grant Morrison & Simone Bianchi; and first appearing in Seven Soldiers: Shining Knight #1 (Aug. 2005)- Ystina is the 3rd DC character to be called The Shining Knight. Initially living as a man "Ystin" in the Era of King Arthur; Ystina ends up in the present
🏳️‍🌈Day #22. Character. PART II: The Shining Knight. ...& begins living as a woman again. During "The New 52" reboot of DC Comics (2011)- Ystin is now a Transgender man. Later Ystin states to be "both genders" (identifying as both male & female). Ystin eventually becomes a vampire.
🏳️‍🌈Day #23. Our Past. Billie Burke (1884-1970) was an American stage, silent film, radio & "sound" film actress. Her husband was Florenz Ziegfeld, founder of The Zieffeld Follies. She was bisexual & had affairs with women. She is known for her roles in the supernatural comedy
🏳️‍🌈Day #23. Our Past. PART II: Billie Burke. ..."Topper" film series and as Glenda The Good Witch in 1939's The Wizard of Oz. Glenda bestows Dorothy with the ruby slippers and asks Dorothy the classic line.... "Are You A Good Witch Or A Bad Witch."
🏳️‍🌈Day #23. Our Now. Bisexual actor Alan Cumming has dual British & American citizenship. He is known for his roles as "Mr. Fegan Floop" in the Spy Kids films & as the mutant superhero Nightcrawler in X2, "Gutsy Smurf" in the Smurf films; & "Wyatt" in Josie & The Pussycats.
🏳️‍🌈Day #23. Live Action. The television series Caprica was a prequel to the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series. The gay character of "Sam Adama" was a Tauron gangster on Caprica. He had an apparently happy domestic life w/ his husband Larry. "Sam" was played by Sasha Roiz.
🏳️‍🌈Day #23. Character. First appearing in Action Comics #13 (June 1939)- The Ultra-Humanite (created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster). This DC character was originally an enemy of the Golden Age Superman. An evil male scientist he had his brain placed in the body of Hollywood
🏳️‍🌈#23. PART II: Ultra-Humanite. ...actress Dolores Winters. "Ultra" was happy with her body- & Ultra/Winters made appearances post Golden Age. Other incarnations would have Ultra inhabiting other bodies (such as an ape & hero Johnny Thunder) & Winters getting a new female body.
🏳️‍🌈#24. Our Past. Randy Stone (1958-2007). American producer, actor & casting director. He has won an Oscar & Emmy. He had a guest role in the sci-fi series "Space Above & Beyond." He was casting director for The X-Files & Millennium. He was fired from the FOX network in 1998
🏳️‍🌈#24. Our PAST. PART II: Randy Stone: ...and the California State Labor Commission determined had been because Randy was gay. Randy went on to be a co-founder of The Trevor Project- a non-profit 24 hour suicide prevention hotline for LGBT youth. Inspired by his film "Trevor."
🏳️‍🌈#24. SPECIAL POSTING. The Trevor Project. An organization serving the needs of LGBT youth. Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-866-488-7386 @TrevorProject TheTrevorProject.org LGBT youth in need of help- contact The Trevor Project.
🏳️‍🌈#24. Our Now. Briana Venskus (Puerto Rican/Lithuanian/Italian) is an out Bisexual Latina actress. Her roles include The Vampire Diaries (Jo), Supergirl (Agent Vasquez), Outcast (Officer Nunez), The Walking Dead (Oceanside's Beatrice) & Agents of SHIELD (Piper). @TWDFamilyy
🏳️‍🌈#24. Live Action. On the CW's Riverdale; there have been several LGBT characters formerly & currently on the hit show including Moose (played by Cody Kearsley), Kevin (played by Casey Cott), Cheryl (played by Madelaine Petsch), Toni (played by Vanessa Morgan) @MakeMineAmalgam
🏳️‍🌈#24. Live Action. PART II: LGBT Characters- CW's Riverdale. ...Chic (played by Hart Denton), Joaquin (played by Rob Raco) & others! The main gay adult depicted was a deeply closeted & homophobic Maj. Marcus Mason (played by Simon C. Hussey) who is Moose's dad. @MakeMineAmalgam
🏳️‍🌈#24. Character. Gay Afro-Latino character Hero Cruz first appears in Superboy And The Ravers #1 (September 1996). This DC superhero initially wore a special vest that gave him super powers. Later, he obtained the "H Dial" that allowed him to turn into a different super being
🏳️‍🌈#24. Character. PART II: Hero Cruz. ...each time he uses the device. He had adventures with "Rex The Wonder Dog" for awhile. He was an ally to the Titans superhero group. He was created by Karl Kesel and Steve Mattsson.
🏳️‍🌈#25. Our Past. David Bowie (1947-2016). British musician & actor. Married twice to women (super-model wife Iman is his widow). He disclosed affairs with men & discussed his bisexuality. Acting credits include: The Man Who Fell To Earth, The Hunger & Labyrinth.
🏳️‍🌈#25. Our Now. Ezra Miller has played The Flash (Barry Allen) in the films Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad & Justice League. He played Credence Barebone in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them; & the sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
🏳️‍🌈#25. Live Action. "Zora" on The Shannara Chronicles is played by Zoe Robins. She was the lover of bi main character "Eritrea" (played by Ivana Baquero). Eritrea also is romantically linked to "Princess Lyria" (played by Vanessa Morgan). This is a swords & sorcery / fantasy show
🏳️‍🌈#25. Character. First appearing in issue #2 of Vertigo (DC) comic book title The Invisibles (1994) & created by Grant Morrison & Steve Yeowell; Brazilian "Lord Fanny" (Hilde Morales) is a Transwoman raised by her grandmother (a powerful witch). A psychic, she has magic powers.
🏳️‍🌈#25. SHOUT OUT Category. 😉 "Come Out Of The Closet Already." Velma first appeared in the "What A Night For A Knight" episode of Scooby Doo Where Are You? Original air-date September 13th, 1969. Jenkies! You didn't think I'd leave her out did you? @MakeMineAmalgam
🏳️‍🌈#25. SHOUT OUT Category. "A Fandom Of Our Own." August 6th, 1988. First "Gays In Comics" panel debuts at San Diego Comic Con. Moderated by gay writer Andy Mangels. Andy has moderated most of the panels during the years. The panel is now called "Out In Comics." @AndyMangels
🏳️‍🌈#26. Our Past. Octavia Butler (1947-2006). American author who won numerous awards for her science fiction writing. Her "Patternist" series features people with telepathic powers. The "Kindred" is about a woman who time travels into the past and meets her ancestors. In "Dawn"
🏳️‍🌈Day #26. Our Past. PART II: Octavia Butler. ...an Earth woman finds herself aboard a space-craft in the presence of the alien Oankali species that has three sexes. Her "Parable" series features a woman (an empath) living in a future affected by climate change. She wrote many
🏳️‍🌈Day #26. Our Past. PART III: Octavia Butler. ...short stories. Honors include: Science Fiction Chronicle Award, Hugo Award, Locus Award, Nebula Award, Langston Hughes Medal, MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" & in 2010 she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
🏳️‍🌈Day #26, Our Past. PART IV: Octavia Butler. She was born and raised in Pasadena, California. She was an only child raised by a single mother; after her mother became widowed when Octavia's father died when Octavia was 7 years old. Octavia was dyslexic. As a child she got
🏳️‍🌈Day #26. Our Past. PART 5: Octavia Butler. ...a manual typewriter and began writing her own stories. She has two scholarships named after her. The International Astronomical Union in 2018; named a mountain "Butler Mons" on Charon (a moon of Pluto) in honor of Octavia Butler.
🏳️‍🌈Day #26. Our Now. Gay Hispanic comics penciller, inker & writer Phil Jimenez has worked on titles for DC, Wildstorm, Vertigo & Marvel; including Guy Gardner: Warrior, Wonder Woman (vol. 2), The Invisibles (vol.2) & New X-Men. His late partner was DC staff member Neal Pozner.
🏳️‍🌈Day #26. Live Action. "Bill Potts" British lesbian of African descent who is the companion of the 12th incarnation of the time traveler "Dr. Who." The character was created by Steven Moffatt and is portrayed by actress Pearl Mackie. Last seen in the episode "Twice Upon A Time"
🏳️‍🌈Day #26. Character. "Mitch Downe" is a gay (or bi) character in the stop motion animated 2012 film Paranorman. Mitch is a jock & protective of his little brother Neil. The two team up w/ siblings Norman & Courtney to stop ghosts & zombies from harming the town of Blithe Hallow.
🏳️‍🌈Day #27. Our Past. Soon-Tek Oh (1932-2018). Korean-American actor who founded the East-West Players theater troupe. He starred in the 007 Bond film "The Man With The Golden Gun." He was a voice actor for The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest & the Mulan franchise.
🏳️‍🌈Day #27. Our Past. PART II: Soon-Tek Oh. The late Mr. Oh guest starred in several science fiction and fantasy television series. Credits include: Logan's Run, Highlander: The Series, Stargate SG-L and Babylon 5. @RICHARDLEEGEEK
🏳️‍🌈Day #27. Our Now. Bi American actress Michelle Rodriguez (Puerto RIcan / Dominican) has appeared in numerous science fiction and horror films... BloodRayne, Avatar, Resident Evil & Battle Los Angeles. She starred on TV's Lost and voiced for numerous video games. @marsanj47
🏳️‍🌈Day #27. Live Action. "Cara Mason" is a bisexual woman character on the fantasy television series "Legend of the Seeker." She is a member of the Mord-Sith caste. She first appears in Season #2 of the series. She is played by actress Tabrett Bethell.
🏳️‍🌈Day #27. Character. Created by Matt Kindt & Christos Gage- Afro-British heroine "Ninja G" is a former British M16 agent who faked her own death in order to battle evil. She first appeared in Ninjak (volume 3) issue #1 (March 2015). Published by Valiant Entertainment.
🏳️‍🌈Day #28. Our Past. Neal Pozner (1955-1994) was an design director, writer and Group Editor of Creative Services for DC Comics. He designed album covers for various musicians. He published a fanzine (1969-72). He wrote the 1986 Aquaman mini-series and designed Aquaman's blue
🏳️‍🌈Day #28. Our Past. PART II: Neal Pozner. ...costume. He was responsible for AIDS Awareness ads that appeared in DC comics titles. He recruited many talented people to work at DC Comics. He was survived by his life-partner Phil Jimenez (comics writer / artist).
🏳️‍🌈Day #28. Our Now. Hayley Kiyoko self identifies as a multi-racial Japanese lesbian. She is an American singer and actress. Film credits: Insidious Chapter 3 & Jem and the Holograms. TV credits- Scooby Doo The Mystery Begins, Wizards of Waverly Place & The Vampire Diaries.
🏳️‍🌈Day #28. Live Action. Recurring character "Danny Mahealani" is a gay Native Hawaiian student that attends high school in Beacon Hills on the MTV supernatural series Teen Wolf. He is on his school's lacrosse team and dates werewolf Ethan. He is played by actor Keahu Kahuanui.
🏳️‍🌈Day #28. Character. First appearing in Justice League of America Annual #2 (1984); and created by Gerry Conway & Chuck Patton- Bi African-American Dale Gunn worked with Justice League Detroit, ARGUS & Amanda Waller. Dale was revealed much later to be bi. His husband is Casey.
🏳️‍🌈Day #28. SHOUT OUT! Come Out Of The Closet Already.... Vanity Smurf!
Centuries old small blue man (slightly self absorbed) seeks same. Lives in a nice mushroom house. Hobbies are exchanging beauty tips with my bestie Smurfette. Dislikes: Evil wizards & giant orange cats.
🏳️‍🌈Day #28. SHOUT OUT! A Fandom Of Our Own. Also, means to take control of our narratives. This happened w/ underground titles Gay Comix & Wimmen's Comix (later known as Gay Comics & Wimmin's Comics). The first 5 issues of Gay Comics were published by Kitchen Sink Press. Later
🏳️‍🌈Day #28. A Fandom Of Our Own. PART II: Gay Comics & WImmin's Comics. ...the publisher was Bob Ross (who also published the gay newspaper Bay Area Reporter). It ran from 1980-1998 for 25 issues. Most of the stories by LGBT comics staff are about relationships, dating, humor
🏳️‍🌈Day #28. A Fandom Of Our Own. PART III: Gay Comics & Wimmin's Comics. ...coming out & daily gay life. Wimmin's Comics was not exclusively Lesbian. It was produced between 1972-1992; by Last Gasp, Renegade Press & Rip Off Press publishers. Wimmin's Comics provided an artistic
🏳️‍🌈Day #28. A Fandom Of Our Own. PART 4: WImmin's Comics. ....venue for women cartoonists. Feminist in focus; not all content was Lesbian themed. However, issue #1 featured Trina Robbins' story about her friend Sandy in "Sandy Comes Out" the 1st comic strip w/ an "out lesbian."
🏳️‍🌈Day #29. Our Past. Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (1888-1931) was a Gay German movie director. He directed the silent horror films The Head of Janus (1920) and Nosferatu (1922). His silent fantasy films include Phantom (1922) & Faust (1926). He was killed in an automobile accident.
🏳️‍🌈Day #29. Our Now. Special effects supervisor Joe Bauer has worked on the following films & TV shows: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Game of Thrones, Zathura, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Elf, Legion, Fright Night (2011), Blade Trinity & more!
🏳️‍🌈Day #29. Live Action. The Fox network "Batman prequel" series Gotham featured Bisexual socialite "Barbara Kean" an enemy & ally to her former boyfriend James Gordon. Her girlfriends have been Lesbian cop "Renee Montoya" and Bisexual criminal "Tabitha Galavan" aka "The Tigress."
🏳️‍🌈 Day #29. Live Action PART II: Cast of Gotham. Oswald Cobblepot (Penguin) expressed his love for fellow villain Ed Nygma (Riddler). Barbara was played by Erin Richards, Renee was played by Victoria Cartagena, Tabitha was played by Jessica Lucas & Oswald by Robin Lord Taylor.
🏳️‍🌈Day #29. Characters. Bucky Oryx-Antlerson & Pronk Oryx-Antlerson are two anthropomorphic animals in the 2016 animated Zootopia film. The two male characters (of different species- Oryx & Kudu) live together & their interactions had fans guessing they were a gay couple.
🏳️‍🌈Day #29. Characters. PART II: Zootopia. The couple are seen & heard only briefly in the film. They are neighbors of officer Judy Hopps. Byron Howard voices Bucky; & Jared Bush voices Pronks. Byron & Jared were directors & writers for the film. Jared confirmed the pair are gay.
🏳️‍🌈Day #30. Final Day. Our Past. Lisa A. Barnett (1958-2006) was an American author of fantasy novels. Her "Point of Hopes" & "Point of Dreams" novels featured LGBT characters. Her spouse who survived her was her writing collaborator Melissa Scott. She won a Lambda Literary Award.
🏳️‍🌈Day #30. Final Day. Our Now. Keiynan Londsdale is an Australian actor. He appeared in the film "The Divergent Series: Allegiant as "Uriah." He starred in the CW Arrowverse television shows as superhero "Kid Flash." Attracted to men & women- he rejects labels for his sexuality.
🏳️‍🌈Day #30. Final Day. Live Action. Curtis Holt is a tech genius & Olympic medalist. He is also the superhero Mister Terrific on the CW's Arrowverse of superhero television shows. This gay character married (and later divorced) a man. He is portrayed by actor Echo Kellum.
🏳️‍🌈Day #30. Final Day. Characters. In the fitness video game from 2012 "Zombies, Run!" (by the developer/company "Six To Start")- there are 2 same sex inter-racial couples. Lesbians Dr. Paula Cohen & Dr. Maxine Myers... & male couple Eugene Woods & Jack Holden (radio show hosts).
🏳️‍🌈This concludes this Pride Month thread on LGBT+ representation in science fiction, horror, fantasy, comic books, comic strips & video games. Whether through real persons or fictional characters- LGBT representation has been on page, stage, radio, big screen & small screen.
🏳️‍🌈...and this thread has shown this representation ranging from the late 1800s to the present day 21st century. The real persons mentioned in this thread- whether living or deceased- had or have complex lives. There legacies to be judged by history. The fictional characters
🏳️‍🌈...may be questionable or problematic by some; embraced and beloved by others. However, they are what existed in regards to LGBT representation at different times. This thread has also shown how LGBT fandom raised our voices & created spaces for ourselves to express our love
🏳️‍🌈...for science fiction, horror and fantasy. Whether these genres were depicted within films, television shows, video games or comic books. This thread only shows a very small percentage of LGBT persons or characters that have a connection to science fiction, horror or fantasy
🏳️‍🌈 On this being 2019 & the 50th Anniversary of The Stonewall Rebellion; it is noted that LGBT people continue to make ourselves known to all aspects of society. This includes science fiction, horror, fantasy, comic book & video game fandom. This is not an end. It is a beginning.
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