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Will Star Trek: Discovery Feature a Nonbinary Character in Season 3?

Will 'Star Trek: Discovery' Feature a Nonbinary Character in Season 3?

Will 'Star Trek: Discovery' Feature a Nonbinary Character in Season 3?

According to a source, it looks like the CBS All Access show is taking another major step towards LGBTQ+ inclusion! 

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CBS All Access' popular sci-fi series Star Trek: Discovery looks to be taking another giant leap forward for LGBTQ+ representation!

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According to an exclusive from Discussing Film reported by We Got This Covered, CBS is looking for an actor to play the role of a 16-year-old nonbinary character named ADIRA in the latest installment of the legendary, interstellar TV franchise. While not much else is known about the character or who the network has in mind to play the role, considering how diverse the show already is, this good news isn't all that surprising. 

Though they've had quite a few stumbles, the Star Trek franchise has a very long history of showcasing queer storylines and characters who identify all over the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Discovery, which premiered in September of 2017, is notable for being the first Star Trek series to feature openly and explicitly gay main characters Paul Stamets (played by Anthony Rapp) and Dr. Hugh Culber (played by Wilson Cruz), as well as Tig Notaro’s lesbian character Jett Reno. 

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We can't wait to see what the future of Discovery has in store for LGBTQ Trekkies!

Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery is set to premiere in 2020. Binge-watch seasons 1 & 2 on CBS All Access!

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel