It looks like the Star Wars universe will be diverse under Disney and we have to say we’re delighted to hear it…
Paul S Kemp’s upcoming Star Wars novel Lords of the Sith will feature a LGBT character called Moff Mors: “an Imperial who has made some very serious mistakes but is an incredibly capable leader and spends much of the book working hard to prevent absolute failure. She also happens to be a lesbian.”
Del Rey Star Wars editor Shelly Shapiro told Young said: “This is certainly the first character in canon.
“But there was a gay Mandalorian couple, so it’s not brand new. It’s not something I really think about, it just makes sense. There’s a lot of diversity–there should be diversity in “Star Wars.” You have all these different species and it would be silly to not also recognize that there’s a lot of diversity in humans. If there’s any message at all, it’s simply that “Star Wars” is as diverse (or more so because they have alien species) as humanity is in real life and we don’t want to pretend it’s not. It just felt perfectly natural.”
There have been gay characters before, as Young says above, including the gay Mandalorian couple and a lesbian character in Knights of the Old Republic and undoubtedly we’re missing a couple. But under the new regime, this is the first newly official character to be LGBT.
Star Wars: Lords of the Sith hits shelves on April 28th, 2015
Source: Star Wars Underworld