"Apex Legends" introduced its first trans character, Gwendlyn Brown came out as bisexual, and Jenna Lyons joins the cast of “Real Housewives of New York."
‘Apex Legends’ Introduces First Trans Character
“Apex Legends” has introduced its first transgender character.
Respawn Entertainment introduced the character, named Catalyst, in a clip.
During a conversation, she confirms that she is transgender by saying, “I feel like the whole world has opened up, now that I’m myself,” adding that transitioning “was sort of hard.”
Her friend, Margo, replies saying, “Look at you now, you’ll go on to do great things.”
According to GamesRadar, developers of Apex worked with both the pro-LGBTQ+ media nonprofit GLAAD and several of its trans employees to bring the character to life.
Fans are excited about the progressive change. “When I first saw myself represented … it changed my life. Everyone deserves to feel that,” wrote a fan via Twitter.
Catalyst will be playable starting in November along with a few other updates.
'Sister Wives' Daughter Gwendlyn Brown Comes Out as Bisexual
Gwendlyn Brown. Photo via Instagram.
Kody and Christine Brown’s daughter Gwendlyn opened up about her sexuality in the latest episode of “Sister Wives.”
Gwendlyn is one of 18 children that Kody Brown shares with his four wives. While her family seems to have known for a while, the 21-year-old revealed for the first time publicly that she was bisexual.
"I'm being bullied," Gwendlyn jokingly announces in the episode. "It’s Pride Month, you can't talk to me like that."
Later in a confessional, Gwendlyn discusses her sexual orientation.
"I’m bisexual. I’m not only attracted to women; I'm also attracted to men and people that fall into other gender spectrums," she explains.
Since the episode’s recording back in June, Gwendlyn has shared her relationship on Instagram and recently celebrated her six-month anniversary with a woman named Beatriz Queiroz.
Jenna Lyons Joins the Cast of ‘RHONY’
Jenna Lyons. Photo via Instagram.
“Real Housewives of New York” officially announced at BravoCon 2022 that Jenna Lyons will join the cast as the first queer housewife.
Lyons is the former president and creative director of J Crew and she previously had her own reality show on HBO Max called “Stylish,” which followed her as she attempted to start her own design company.
She was previously in the headlines when she discussed the trauma of being outed publicly a few years back.
“From the outside looking in, I had everything you could possibly want,” she said. “I just knew something was off.”
Following the announcement, Lyons took to Instagram to thank everyone for their support, including some people she said she hadn’t heard from in a very long time.