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Star Wars Introduced Its First Gay Couple Almost Exactly One Year Ago

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The Star Wars universe now has its first openly gay couple. What's more, the two characters actually debuted last year on Star Wars Resistance.

"I think it’s safe to say they’re an item," Executive Producer Justin Ridge said on the Coffee With Kenobi podcast in reference to Orka and Flix. "They’re absolutely a gay couple and we’re proud of that," EP Brandon Auman added.

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This, of course, marks a major milestone in a franchise whose fanbase has long sought LBGTQ representation.

Returning to the Disney Channel on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT, Star Wars Resistance stars Christopher Sean as Kazuda Xiono, Suzie McGrath as Tam Ryvora, Scott Lawrence as Jarek Yeager; Myrna Velasco as Torra Doza, Josh Brener as Neeku Vozo, Donald Faison as Hype Fazon, Elijah Wood as Rucklin, Jim Rash and Bobby Moynihan as Flix and Orka, Liam McIntyre as Commander Pyre, Jason Hightower as Captain Doza, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Sumalee Montano as Agent Tierny. Also joining the cast are for Season 2 are Joe Manganiello as Ax Tagrin, Daveed Diggs as Norath Kev, Matthew Wood as Kylo Ren and Lucy Lawless as the Aeosian Queen.

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(via io9)

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