55 LGBTQ Characters in Star Wars

The Star Wars franchise has come a long way regarding LGBTQIA+ characters. What started as queer coding moved to actual meaningful representation on screen and in the pages of books and comics.

As June is Pride Month, it’s a good time to look at many of the notable queer characters in the franchise.


Juhani is considered the first queer character in any Star Wars media, appearing in 2003’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as a Jedi Guardian.

Sinjir Rath Velus

After the Battle of Endor, Sinjir defected from the Empire and eventually joined the Rebellion to clear out the Imperial remnants and helped with major victories like liberating Chewbacca’s homeworld Kashyyyk.

Orka and Flix

Running the Office of Acquisitions on the refueling station Colossus, the historic couple and their pet gorg, Bitey, have a lot of heart and many laughs together throughout the series.

Larma D’Acy and Wrobie Tyce

Larma D’Acy and Wrobie Tyce hold the live-action title for the first on-screen queer couple. The Resistance commander and pilot shared a kiss after the defeat of Palpatine in The Rise of Skywalker.

Kantam Sy

Kantam's coming-of-age story in Midnight Horizon by Daniel José Older has been praised for its positive portrayal of a queer romance in the YA genre.

Lula Talisola and Zeen Mrala

Lula Talisola is the padawan of Kantam Sy. On a mission during the Great Disaster, she met Zeen Mrala, a Force-sensitive teenager who was too old to train in the Jedi. But Kantam took Zeen in to help her master some of her abilities.

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