Good and Gay: Happiest Season, Star Trek, and more!

Happiest Season, Star Trek: Discovery, and more fill this week’s Good and Gay! We’ve gathered the best of the queer internet in one place for your reading pleasure. From politics to film and TV news and more, we’ve got something that’s sure to put a smile on your face!

The Happiest Season trailer has arrived

The first trailer for Happiest Season has landed and we couldn’t be more excited! The trailer shows a happy couple, Abby and Harper played by Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis respectively, going home for the holidays. But what Abby learns is that Harper isn’t out to her family and that they think Abby is Harper’s orphan friend. Dan Levy plays John, a gay man who comes to Abby’s rescue during the holidays. In a real tear-jerker of a moment, Abby tells Harper she hates that Harper is hiding her and Harper responds: “I am not hiding you, I am hiding me.”

Happiest Season will be available to stream on Hulu on November 25.

Lesflicks streaming service is thriving

When COVID-19 struck, film lover Naomi Bennett expanded her subscription-based streaming service Lesflicks which is now thriving due to folks consuming more film and TV. “We’re not just putting films on a platform, but also bringing the community together online,” founder Naomi Bennett tells Reuters. “Bringing them together… and empowering those women to meet each other and connect over a common interest,” she said.

President-Elect Joe Biden thanks gay and transgender folks

President-Elect Joe Biden secured the U.S. election over the weekend with more votes than any other candidate in U.S. history. In his victory speech, he thanked many groups of people for their support including gay and transgender folks. Not only is this a notable change of tenor regarding folks from marginalized genders and sexualities, but it is also the first time transgender people have been thanked in a Presidential victory speech.

Star Trek: Discovery tells a nonbinary and trans love story

Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery introduced a nonbinary character named Adira and a trans character named Gray. And, in a lovely turn of events, Adira, played by nonbinary actor Blu del Barrio, and Gray, played by trans actor Ian Alexander, are in love. Not only are the two characters and actors groundbreaking for the Star Trek franchise, but they also are groundbreaking in general given the dearth of trans and nonbinary representation on TV. We can’t wait to see how their relationship evolves over Season 3!

Star Trek: Discovery is available to stream on CBS All Access.

Norway outlaws hate speech against transgender, nonbinary and bisexual folks

Earlier this week, Norway’s parliament outlawed hate speech against transgender, nonbinary, and bisexual people. This move represents an expansion of protections that have existed for gay and lesbian people since 1981. According to Reuters, “The amendments outlawed discrimination based on ‘gender, gender identity or expression’ and changed ‘homosexual orientation’ to ‘sexual orientation,’ meaning bisexual as well as lesbian and gay people will be protected from discrimination.”

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