Yes, finally we will have a gay character that is being introduced into the Star Wars universe. This is only in the book series, part of Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars: Aftermath book, but this book is cannon and will be linking Return of the Jedi to the new Star Wars Episode 7 – The Force Awakens. So the character will count. The character’s name is Sinjir Rath Velus and his role has not been explained as of yet, but he is the first HERO in the Star Wars universe to be gay. His only real background revealed so far is that he is an Imperial turncoat.
Sinjir has no real identifying description so far, but whatever this may be, I am definitely interested in this book. I was interested in it before I found out that there was a gay character, but now I want to not only learn about this character, but also consider making a costume based on this character. I previously did a Han Solo costume, but this could be so much more epic. I think it’s time that the Force within all gay sci-fi fans awakens.
This is not the first gay character to be shown in the Star Wars universe, but he is the first male and the first hero to be introduced. I really hope this book gets turned into a comic book. I am so excited about this movie, I cannot even express it in words. So far, everything that I have read sounds very promising. Are you as excited?