Star Wars: All 15 LGBTQ Characters in Movies, Books, & Shows

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Even though Star Wars has almost always had straight main characters, the thing is that the entire franchise has steadily introduced characters who belong to the LGBTQ community. Some of these characters aren’t as obvious as some of the LGBTQ personalities we see in a lot of different fictional universes. However, once you look at the history of these characters, it makes sense that they are members of the LGBTQ community.

Of course, most of these characters are actually newer compared to other LGBTQ characters. But some of these characters have been around for a while already but weren’t openly gay, bisexual, or queer, whichever identity applies to them. So, with that said, let’s look at all of the LGBTQ characters we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe.

15. Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Yes, Obi-Wan Kenobi may actually be a member of the LGBTQ community despite the fact that he was always portrayed to be the most noble out of all of the Jedi. Of course, the movies and the shows didn’t show this, but we do know that Kenobi has had a history with romance, especially with Duchess Satine Kryze of Mandalore. But before Satine, he was a different person.

When he was still a teenage Padawan under Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan was a bit rebellious and went against his master’s orders. In one of the books, he found himself on a different planet with other people of his age. It was during that moment that he thought about actually kissing one or all of the male characters, proving that he may have had bisexual thoughts when he was still younger.

14. Sister


We know that the clones were genetically engineered after Jango Fett, and that’s why all of the clones that the Republic fielded during the Clone Wars were male. Of course, ‘The Bad Batch’ has shown us two female clones that were created, but neither of them was engineered to be clone troopers.

However, in one of the books, there was actually a male clone trooper who was unique in the sense that he had a different gender identity. After realizing that he felt that he was a woman, he became a trans female clone trooper. Now a “she,” this clone trooper got the support that she needed from her clone brothers, who started calling her Sister. The name stuck with her, and that was how she started calling herself Sister.


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13. Merrin


Merrin was introduced in ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ as a survivor of the Night Sister massacre that happened on Dathomir. She eventually became one of Cal Kestis’ allies in their rebellion against the Empire. In the sequel game, ‘Survivor,’ Cal and Merrin entered into a relationship years after they first met.

However, during the events of the first game, there were indications of the possibility that Merin was actually bisexual while she was growing up in Dathomir. She talked about how “close” she was with one of the Nightsisters before the Separatists destroyed and killed all of her people. Of course, it is understandable why Merrin used to have feelings for another woman, considering that the Nightsisters lived in a matriarchal society.

12. Dr. Aphra

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Dr. Aphra was introduced in the comics as a morally questionable character who had no problem working with different personalities as long as she got what she wanted. That means that she actually worked with the Empire and the Rebels at certain points in her life. Of course, as an archeologist, Aphra was very similar to Indiana Jones, albeit more morally questionable than the legendary movie character.

One of the things that fans love about Dr. Aphra is that she is actually a lesbian representative in the world of Star Wars. She had a relationship with a woman back when she was still in school, and there was even a scene wherein she kissed a female Imperial officer. Aphra follows her passion, and that’s why she has no problems falling for female characters.

11. Larma D’Acy


One of the characters introduced in the sequel trilogy of Star Wars is Larma D’Acy. She was introduced as one of the many different Resistance fighters during the events of ‘The Last Jedi’ and ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’


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Although not much is known about Larma, she is actually a lesbian character. This was confirmed in the closing moments of the sequel trilogy as she kissed one of her fellow female Resistance members. In the books, she ends up marrying the very same character.

10. Wrobie Tyce


As mentioned, Larma D’Acy was portrayed as a lesbian Resistance character in the sequel trilogy, and she fell in love and married a fellow Resistance member as well. The one she fell in love with was Wrobie Tyce, who was also introduced in the events of the sequel trilogy.

Wrobie Tyce was one of the best pilots working for the Resistance. Not much is known about her except for the fact that she fell in love with Larma. In the books, their relationship is given more information as they eventually get married.

9. Sana Starros


We mentioned that Dr. Aphra was linked to a woman when she was in school. This very same person is actually Sana Starros, who is one of the many different bisexual characters in the world of Star Wars. The thing about Sana is that she has been linked with another famous character who used to be morally questionable as well.

The character Sana used to be linked to is Han Solo. In fact, they were married at one point in time, but it was a sham marriage because Sana was only scamming him. During that time, Sana was linked with many different characters as well, and it didn’t matter what their genders were.

8. The Hutts


It may be surprising to see this on this list, but the Hutts are actually members of the LGBTQ community in some form or another. Of course, the Hutts have a very different culture compared to other races in Star Wars as they are born androgynous. In fact, it is up to them whether they want to be male or female.


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While the Hutts usually choose early on whether or not they want to be male or female, the most interesting part about this is that they can actually switch later on. In the Han Solo books, Jiliac the Hutt decides to switch from male to female so that she can have a child. This means that the Hutts are very fluid when it comes to their sexuality.

7. Magna Tolvan


Yes, we have another character who is actually linked to Dr. Aphra. We are looking at Magna Tolvan, who was an Imperial Captain during the time of the Empire. During her time as an Imperial officer, she met Dr. Aphra and realized that they were polar opposites of one another in terms of their personality.

However, despite the differences between the two characters, Tolvan ends up having a romantic and sexual attraction to Dr. Aphra. This relationship also highlights how opposites can actually attract one another, even though both Aphra and Tolvan are very different people with different interests and personalities. Still, being with Aphra allowed Tolvan to have a nice experience that was different from what she was used to.

6. Varko Grey


Taking a break from lesbian characters, we proceed to Varko Grey, who was an accomplished pilot working for the Empire during the Imperial era. He was one of the greatest pilots in the entire galaxy and was exceptionally proud of his skills.

Equally proud of Varko was his husband, Emory, who often boasted about Varko’s accomplishments as an Imperial pilot. Varko was able to build a happy life with his husband, and it was a life that he worked hard to protect.

5. Grand Admiral Sloane


Grand Admiral Sloane was one of the most powerful Imperial officers in the Star Wars books, as she served during the time of the Empire and even in the First Order. In the books, her sexuality wasn’t given much attention, but there were indications that she was actually a member of the LGBTQ community.

In the book, Sloane has three major relationships with different characters. Two of them were male (General Hux and Kanan Jarrus). The other one, however, was her female assistant, Adea Rite. This suggests that she is a bisexual character as she has had her own fair share of experiences with male and female partners.

4. Juhani


While we aren’t sure whether or not Juhani is canon because she was introduced in the Knights of the Old Republic video game, she still deserves a spot on this list because of how she is often viewed as a positive representative of the LGBTQ in the world of Star Wars, especially if the player chooses the female version of Revan.

If the player chooses the female version of Revan, Juhani falls in love with her. Her backstory, of course, is incredibly interesting because she had to deal with trauma and other different problems related to her race. However, if you choose a male version of Revan, Juhani doesn’t fall in love with him, proving that she was always lesbian.

3. Terec


Terec is a character introduced in the High Republic comics by Marvel Comics. They were a member of the Jedi Order during the High Republic era, and it is quite interesting to note that Terec was allowed by the Jedi Order to have their own unique gender identity.

The thing about Terec is that they go with the pronounces they/them and that they were allowed to be trans and non-binary. This proves that the Jedi Order during the High Republic was a lot more liberated than the one that we saw in the sequel movies.

2. Ceret


Ceret is another character introduced in the High Republic comics by Marvel Comics. They were the twin of Terec, and that means that they were also a member of the Jedi Order. Of course, just like Terec, Ceret went by the pronouns they/them due to their nature as trans and non-binary characters.

One of the things that make Terec and Ceret unique is that they are connected to one another telepathically. This allowed them to feel each other’s pain and suffering. In fact, they often finished each other’s sentences due to this telepathic connection.

1. Lando Calrissian


As one of the most iconic characters in the world of Star Wars, Lando Calrissian was often seen as a straight or heterosexual character because he often pursued women in movies and shows. Of course, his flamboyant way of dressing may make some people think that he is gay or queer, but the truth is that he is actually pansexual.


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Jonathan Kasdan, who wrote ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ confirmed that Lando is pansexual, and this could be seen in his somewhat weird yet touching relationship with his droid, L3-37. Donald Glover, who played the younger version of the character, even admitted that Lando was attracted to men, women, and droids. As such, he is willing to play any side as long as he is attracted to the person.

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