Star Wars Recognizes Transgender Representation

The Star Wars universe recognized transgender representation on Transgender Day of Visibility 2021 with a social media announcement.

I’ve made no secret of my own Star Wars story. If not for Star Wars and Jurassic Park, I would not be doing what I do today. While the news comes in the form of two non-binary characters during the High Republic era, it gives me hope that trans women also exist somewhere in the universe. If trans women do indeed exist in the universe, it gives me hope that I can still fulfill a dream I’ve had since the 1990s: acting in a Star Wars movie or TV series. It is still awesome that Terec and Ceret are both trans non-binary Jedi. I would love to see authentic casting should The High Republic era expand beyond comics and books into the movies.

To no surprise, I certainly do not recommend reading the Facebook comments. While there are people praising the post, you’ll almost always find toxic fans with something to say. In the interest of self-care, I made the decision to not read the comments.

For what it’s worth, author Cavan Scott tweeted in early March about Terec and Ceret being non-binary. Scott was responding to a Twitter question about the characters. However, not everyone is on Twitter and even when we are, we certainly miss tweets of this nature. This doesn’t make today’s Facebook post any less exciting.

With Terec and Ceret being trans non-binary Jedi, Star Wars joins Star Trek in having transgender representation. It’s important that two long-running sci-fi franchises have such representation at a time when trans rights are under attack. Trans rights are human rights and trans lives matter! Thank you. Lucasfilm, for making sure trans lives are represented in the saga!

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.