This week’s Top Ten Tuesday celebrates diversity! So I’m gonna pick out some of my favourite diverse characters of all kinds.
- Yeine, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. She’s a minority (or at least lower-class) character in her own world and she’s from a matriarchy.
- Bran Davies, The Dark is Rising. An albino and a Welshman, how could I ignore him?
- Dave Brandstetter, Fadeout (and others). A gay detective — sorry, insurance claims investigator — in 1970s California.
- Alana Quick, Ascension. She’s a badass female mechanic (sky surgeon). And she’s got a chronic illness, and she’s queer. Wooo.
- Billy Kaplan (Wiccan), Young Avengers. Gay, Jewish, total geek. What’s not to love about this wiseass?
- Roshanna Chatterji (Tremor), The Movement. Asexual character!
- Peter Carmichael, Farthing. A gay detective in a Nazi society.
- Reese Holloway, Adaptation. A bisexual teenage girl, who also happens to have alien DNA!
- Savedra Sevaros, The Bone Palace. A trans* character, who is portrayed in a loving sexual and romantic relationship.
- Priya Darshini, Karen Memory. And Karen herself, of course. Lesbian heroes of a steampunk world!
Looking forward to seeing other people’s posts this week!