Karine Jean-Pierre became the White House’s first Black lesbian press secretary, the new "Jurassic World" movie features a bisexual character, and a trans mutant joins the X-Men.
White House Appoints First Black Lesbian Press Secretary
Last Thursday, Karine Jean-Pierre was appointed as the White House’s first Black lesbian press secretary. She formerly served as the Deputy Press Secretary, Kamala Harris’ Chief of Staff, and worked on Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. She has also made history by becoming the first immigrant to hold the position.
"I am a Black, gay, immigrant woman, the first of all three of those to hold this position," said Jean-Pierre.
"I would not be here today if it were not for generations of barrier-breaking people before me. I stand on their shoulders.
"Representation does matter. You hear us say this often in this administration, and no one understands this better than President Biden."
‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Confirms Bisexual Character
DeWanda Wise. Photo by MTV International, Wikimedia Commons.
“Jurassic World Dominion,” the upcoming sequel to the “Jurassic World” series, has just announced that a new character, Kayla Watts, is bisexual.
DeWanda Wise, who will play Watts, said in an interview that this representation is much needed.
"It's important, and it's also important to me that we continue to expand the conversation beyond looking for the kiss," she said. "If you're queer, you're queer … I said what I said. All the time. You don't turn it off. It doesn't matter if your partner is in the cockpit with you. It just is a statement of being."
"So that was one of the things just in her DNA, in her dino DNA, ensuring that she is who she is," Wise continued. "Kayla is bi, and that's just, it is what it is."
New Trans Mutant Joins the X-Men
Escapade. Credit: Marvel.
In the upcoming series “Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1,” the X-Men will be introducing a transgender character.
Shela Sexton, who also goes by Escapade, will be a new trans mutant who has the power to instantaneously switch physical locations with another person, or to trade any specific physical or abstract attribute such as possessions, organizational status, skills, superhuman powers, and even situations.
Trans writer Charlie Jane Anders is excited to have the chance to introduce this character.
"I have loved the Marvel Universe for as long as I can remember, and may or may not sing the Spider-Man cartoon theme in the shower on a regular basis so I was so thrilled to be able to introduce a brand-new hero to stand alongside all of my favorites,” Anders said.