Report: Marvel casting for a transgender superhero

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Marvel Studios is reportedly casting for a transgender role in one of its upcoming film projects.

Geeks WorldWide reports that Marvel has sent out a casting call for a character named Jessica. The call is looking for any “transwoman actress of any ethnicity in her 20s to 30s.”

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Valkyrie named Marvel’s first LGBTQ superhero

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. (Screenshot via YouTube.)

Marvel has confirmed that Valkyrie, portrayed by Tessa Thompson, will be the first LGBTQ superhero in its cinematic universe.

Thompson, who is bisexual, first teased the news during Marvel’s announcement of the film “Thor: Love and Thunder” at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday.

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Tom Holland would like to see a gay Spider-Man

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the Natioan LGBT Media Association
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Tom Holland is open to Spider-Man being gay.

Holland, 23, currently portrays Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Holland was asked if he would be okay with his character coming out as gay.

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Kevin Feige defends Marvel’s controversial gay character

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the NationalLGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: Kevin Feige. (Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige is defending Marvel’s first openly gay character who appeared briefly in “Avengers: Endgame.”

In a scene in the film, an unnamed man played by co-director Joe Russo, is seen at a support group for people who have lost their loves one to Thanos at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War.” The man describes going on a first date with another man but they both end up crying over their lost loved ones before they get their food.

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11.15.18 Tampa Bay Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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There are a few things people tend to figure out about me rather quickly, whether they get to know me well or only casually.

The first is that I’m into politics. Voting is rad, even more so when it’s done in the name of equality and every vote is counted. Second, I have a totally normal love and appreciation for (read: obsession with) Disney, particularly “The Little Mermaid.” I mean, how many wonders can one movie hold?

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Marvel adding two out LGBT characters to film franchise

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie from ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

Marvel is working on adding two LGBT characters to its Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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