Newswire: Star Wars is introducing its first canonical gay character besides C-3PO

In an announcement that seems to deliberately ignore C-3PO, editor Shelly Shapiro says that the upcoming novel Lords Of The Sith will introduce the first canonical LGBT character to the Star Wars universe. Shapiro recently appeared on the Full Of Sith podcast, where she revealed Paul S. Kemp’s book would introduce an Imperial named Moff Mors, whom Big Shiny Robot describes as someone “who has made some very serious mistakes but she is an incredibly capable leader and spends much of the book working hard to prevent absolute failure. She also happens to be a lesbian.” She also happens to have a title that lends itself to cheap jokes, but Moff Mors can’t help the names in the Imperial ranking system.

“This is certainly the first [LGBT] character in canon,” Shapiro said of Mors. “But there was a gay Mandalorian couple, so it’s not brand new.” As …

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