At Outcast HQ, we are nursing an ear infection while patiently awaiting the New Year and much imbibing. It’s a mix of trepidation and “ow, my ear hurts” – so to put our mind at ease, we’re pulling together the LGBT news from around the web.

The good

  • Feminist and actress, Diora Baird, is engaged.

The couple got engaged over the totally not most clichéd time of year. Best wishes, all the same.

The bad

  • Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner who was killed by US police, has been declared brain dead after a massive heart attack. Erica was a mother of two.
  • Despite the fact it’s hinted that Laura Dern’s General Holdo is bisexual (and had some kind of history with Leia), nothing made it onscreen. Dern said the following in an interview with the LA Times:

“I look forward to a character being deeply represented in terms of their sexuality. I know that none of us would have any problem, and only joy, if anybody wants to put [an LGBTQ identity] onto my character or any character in this film.”

Holdo is (SPOILER ALERT) dead now, so eh. ?

Laura Dern as Vice Adm. Holdo in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” David James / Lucasfilm Ltd.

The ugly

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