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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Adds First Non-Binary and Transgender Characters

September 2, 2020 by  

Star Trek: Discovery Adira Gray

Ian Alexander (Photo Credit: Jake Akita); Blu del Barrio (Photo Credit: Phil Sharp)

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY season 3 will include important firsts for the franchise: the first non-binary and the first transgender characters.

Adira, STAR TREK’s first non-binary character, will be played by Blu del Barrio. Adira is “highly intelligent with a confidence and self-assurance well beyond their years. They will find a new home on the U.S.S. Discovery and form an unexpected bond with Lt. Commander Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz).”

Gray, portrayed by Ian Alexander, will be the first transgender character. Gray is “empathetic, warm and eager to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a Trill host, but he will have to adapt when his life takes an unexpected turn.”

“STAR TREK has always made a mission of giving visibility to underrepresented communities because it believes in showing people that a future without division on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation is entirely within our reach,” said Michelle Paradise, co-showrunner in a statement. “We take pride in working closely with Blu del Barrio, Ian Alexander and Nick Adams at GLAAD to create the extraordinary characters of Adira and Gray, and bring their stories to life with empathy, understanding, empowerment and joy.”

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Season Premiere, Thursday, October 15, CBS All Access


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