Good and Gay: nonbinary comics, lesbian teen film and more!

Nonbinary comics, a lesbian teen romance film, and more fill this week’s Good and Gay! From a Naya Rivera tribute at the GLAAD awards to a state lawmaker coming out on the floor, we’ve gathered the very best and most exciting queer news in one place for your reading pleasure. So, pull up a chair, take a deep breath, and let out a deep contented sigh. We’ve got the good news you crave!

GLAAD awards will include tribute to bisexual actor Naya Rivera

The cast of Glee will reunite at the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony, where they will be honoring Naya Rivera. Out bisexual actor Rivera, who played Glee’s Santana Lopez, died in July in a tragic boat accident. Cast members appearing include: Jacob Artist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Vanessa Lengies, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Alex Newell, Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr., Becca Tobin, and Jenna Ushkowitz. Hosted by Niecy Nash, the GLAAD awards recognizes and honors media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ community.

The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will air on YouTube on April 8 and will stream on Hulu afterward.

Star Wars highlights trans nonbinary Jedi twins

On Wednesday in honor of Transgender Day of Visibility, Lucasfilm debuted a new cover for their comic Star Wars: The High Republic featuring two nonbinary characters. The cover appears on Instagram where the caption reads: “In honor of #TransDayOfVisibility we’re proud to unveil an exclusive cover highlighting Terec and Ceret, trans non-binary Jedi, currently featured in Marvel’s The High Republic comic. We support trans lives and we are passionate and committed to broadening our representation in a galaxy far far way.” Terec and Ceret made their first appearance in the second issue of the comic. Bond-twins from the planet Kotab, the two have a linked consciousness.

Nevada Assemblymember Sarah Peters comes out as pansexual

Nevada lawmaker Sarah Peters, a democrat, came out as pansexual during a floor speech in honor of LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week. “Today, as a pansexual, cisgender woman, I stand out for equity and remind us to be inclusive in our LGBT+ community as we work to make Nevada a more equitable place,” she said. “Homophobia, stigma, and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community continue to exist in the United States and can adversely impact health outcomes,” Peters continued. On Twitter, the Assemblymember wrote about the support she received online and her life experiences: “Being bisexual and pansexual comes with so much guilt and questioning. Am I queer enough? Am I gay enough? What if I end up heteronormative, am I straight? Y’all, we are all enough and worth celebrating!”

Lesbian romance One in a Thousand premieres at Neighboring Scenes festival

Lesbian teen romance One in a Thousand from Argentine director Clarisa Navas premieres at the virtual film festival Neighboring Scenes. The film follows Iris (Sofia Cabrera) as she learns more about the girl she has a crush on Renata (Ana Carolina Garcia). Set in a housing project in Northern Argentina, the film explores surveillance, slut-shaming, and queerness. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and Cinema Tropical, the sixth edition of Neighboring Scenes is a “wide-ranging showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema featuring established filmmakers as well as fresh talent from the international festival scene.”

Neighborhing Scenes takes place now through April 12. Films are available in the U.S. and U.S. territories.

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