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'Star Wars' sequel should have gay characters, GLAAD says

'Star Wars' sequel should have gay characters, GLAAD says

"Star Wars" should introduce gay or lesbian characters into the franchise, GLAAD urges in a new report.

The push comes as part of the anti-defamation group's studio responsibility index, an annual survey of depictions of LGBT characters in major studio releases. Disney, which owns "Star Wars" creator LucasFilm, was one of two studios to feature no gay or lesbian characters in any of their films last year. The other was Paramount.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was praised for featuring a female and an African-American protagonist, but GLAAD says that the diversity push needs to be more expansive. It wants "Star Wars: Episode VIII,"...

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