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May 4, 2014

C-3PO and R2-D2 were never out, but GSN loves them for their example of LGBTI solidarity

Like GSN noted yesterday, there isn't much LGBTI content in George Lucas' Star Wars universe.

However, this GSN reporter is old enough to have seen the original trilogy when it came out (Empire Strikes Back is the masterpiece).

While my peers couldn't stop talking about Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo, as a neophyte gay I knew the real story was about the robots: 'Gay' C-3PO and 'lesbian' R2-D2.

May 3, 2014

GSN celebrates May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day, by asking if we can expect to finally see an openly gay character in the new JJ Abrams-directed Star Wars movies

If you’re looking for LGBTI content in the Star Wars univers created by George Lukas you’re going to find pretty slim pickings.

Considering the first film, Star Wars: A New Hope, was released in 1977 when homosexuality was still illegal in most parts of the United States and was largely intended for children there’s no surprises there were any gay themes in that film – or its 1980 and 1983 sequels.

November 19, 2013

Star Wars themed weddings are popular among fans, and these two lesbians didn't want to miss the change to have Darth Vader at their special day

Star Wars fans will do everything for their favorite movie and is not worth to argue with them when they tell you to dress as a storm trooper for their wedding...just do it. 

Other than the amount of lights sabers at the reception party, one thing is for sure, Darth Vader, the central character of Star Wars saga, can’t miss the party.

Star Wars-themed weddings have been popular among fans for a long time but it’s unusual to see two lesbians choosing Darth Vader to pose next to them for their wedding pictures.

May 3, 2013

GSN celebrates Star Wars Day looking at moments in the franchise which might raise a few eyebrows if you look at them differently

It’s the time of year science fiction fans come together to share their love of all things Star Wars.

And to celebrate Star Wars Day (4 May) – Gay Star News is counting down the top five gay connotations you may not have noticed last time you watched the legendary movies.

1 The Lightsaber as a symbol of phallic strength

October 31, 2012

Announcement of new Star Wars sequels has GSN searching a galaxy far, far away for a glimmer of LGBT pride

So far the ‘force’ has not been with Star Wars fans after hearing the surprise news that Disney plans to make three new sequels to the iconic space saga.

George Lucas’s last prequel Revenge of the Sith seemed to kill off whatever enthusiasm was left for the much-loved franchise and the prospect of another tedious swish of the light saber makes you want to turn to the dark side.

However, it may not be all bad news. After all, with Lucas Arts now in the hands of Mickey Mouse and co, the big boss is highly unlikely to have much input into the new films.

May 4, 2012

We love celebrating Star Wars Day with Eddie Izzard and Lego

May the fourth be with you this Star Wars Day as fans all over the world celebrate these iconic films.

Gay Star News loves Star Wars and has dug out a hilarious video to honor the day which also features two of our other favourites – Lego and high-heeled comedian Eddie Izzard.

The zany Eddie Izzard sketch shows a frustrated Lego mini-figure Darth Vader in the Death Star canteen trying to order a penne arrabiata.