Nonbinary sports and TV news and queer news from around the world have this week’s Good and Gay bursting at the seams with goodness. Add to that the Dorian Film Awards and we’ve put together the very best news of the queer internet in one place just for you! Thank Good and Gay It’s Friday!
Netflix’s Elite teases a new queer romance in Season 4
Netflix has announced that Elite will return for Season 4 on June 18. The series, which has been hailed for the queer romance between characters Omar and Ander, has teased a new sapphic relationship. In the lead up to the new season, the series has been sharing posters of major characters on Instagram. One post shows two female characters holding hands, dancing, and flirting. Rebeca, aka Cocaine Barbie in the show, is shown with series newcomer Mencia.
Elite can be streamed on Netflix and returns with Season 4 on June 18.
Rutherford Falls features nonbinary character
Peacock’s new sitcom Rutherford Falls premiered this week. The series focuses on the small town of Rutherford Falls which borders a Native American reservation in upstate New York. The series focuses on lifetime best friends and the political goings on in their small community. One of the residents of Rutherford Falls, is a central character named Bobbie Yang. Yang is nonbinary and played by Jesse Leigh, a nonbinary actor. Hilarious, dedicated, and dressed to the nines, Yang is an integral part of the series and a great addition to nonbinary representation on TV!
Rutherford Falls is available to stream on Peacock.
Peru elects first lesbian to Congress
Peru’s first lesbian elected official, Susel Paredes, was elected earlier this month. A lawyer who specializes in women’s and LGBTQ+ rights, Paredes received the most votes of any female candidate in her third congressional run. Peru still hasn’t reached marriage equality and is currently in the midst of a presidential run-off between two social conservatives. “We’re in the middle of a crossfire between right-wing and left-wing fundamentalists,” Paredes, who belongs to the centrist Morado Party, told Reuters. “But we’re going to fight a very strong battle. Strategic litigation will be crucial.” Paredes isn’t giving in, though. “My life is about the fight for our rights.”
Nonbinary, trans WNBA star Layshia Clarendon appears on cover of Sports Illustrated
Transgender, nonbinary WNBA star Layshia Clarendon appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated. In the accompanying profile, Clarendon discusses what it’s like to be a nonbinary person in a binary sports world. At a time when transgender athletes are constantly debated in the public sphere, Clarendon made the decision to have top surgery, hoping that the WNBA would support the decision, but resolving to do so regardless. “I’ve always known I was more than just a girl or a woman, but I didn’t know what exactly I was,” says Clarendon. “And so, identifying as nonbinary and trans in terms of the larger umbrella is really important to me. That gives me a place to belong and gives me community.”
GALECA’s Dorian Awards honor Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Welcome to Chechnya, and more
Last weekend, GALECA, the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) entertainment critics association, presented the Dorian Film Awards via a toast on Revry TV. Among the winners were several queer films. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom won Bets LGBTQ Film and Best Film Performance for Chadwick Boseman. Disclosure and Welcome to Chechnya both won both Best Documentary and Best LGBTQ Documentary. Other films to win awards include Minari and Nomadland. (The full list of winners is here.)
The Dorian Film Awards are available to stream via Revry TV.