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#SpecPride: Celebrating Our Favorite Queer SFF Characters

 

Science fiction and fantasy have grappled with social issues for as long as genre fiction has existed, but, with rare exceptions, it’s only in recent decades that we’ve started to see a wide range of diverse sexualities and gender identities out of the coded are-they-or-aren’t-they literary closet and front and center on the page.

We wanted to celebrate some of our favorite recent canonically queer, trans, ace/aro, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming characters (we say canonically because if we were to get into fandom’s headcanons, we’d be here all year). Obviously this is not a comprehensive list by any means – go ahead and add your favorite queer characters in the comments!