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Doctor Who to get its first openly gay character - RTE.ie;

Doctor Who to get its first openly gay character - RTE.ie

RTE.ieDoctor Who to get its first openly gay characterRTE.iePearl Mackie, who plays Bill Potts in the upcoming series of Doctor Who, says the fact that her character is openly gay “shouldn't be a big deal in the 21st century. It's about time, isn't it?” The 29-year-old actress from London will be seen as the ...and more »

Doctor Who's New Companion is Gay and Can't We Stop with These Announcements? - TVOvermind;

Doctor Who's New Companion is Gay and Can't We Stop with These Announcements? - TVOvermind

TVOvermindDoctor Who's New Companion is Gay and Can't We Stop with These Announcements?TVOvermindThe modern version of Doctor Who has never shied away from LGBTQ characters. However, they've never had a starring gay character until now. While Captain Jack and River Song have been featured more than once, Pearl Macking is coming in to play Bill ...and more »

Pearl Mackie's Bill Will Be Queer on 'Doctor Who' - Inverse;

Pearl Mackie's Bill Will Be Queer on 'Doctor Who' - Inverse

InversePearl Mackie's Bill Will Be Queer on 'Doctor Who'InverseBill Potts is going to be openly queer from the very beginning of her journey with Doctor Who's titular Time Lord. Pearl Mackie revealed to BBC that her character Bill, the Doctor's new companion, will be the first openly queer full-time companion in ...and more »

Doctor Who lands his first gay companion - Hollywood.com

Doctor Who lands his first gay companionHollywood.comDoctor Who star Pearl Mackie is about to make TV history by becoming the Timelord's first gay assistant. Her character Bill Potts' sexuality will be revealed at the beginning of the first new episode when the sci-fi series returns to the BBC on 15 ...and more »

Pearl Mackie Will Play First Openly Gay Doctor Who Companion - Paste Magazine;

Pearl Mackie Will Play First Openly Gay Doctor Who Companion - Paste Magazine

Paste MagazinePearl Mackie Will Play First Openly Gay Doctor Who CompanionPaste MagazineActress Pearl Mackie has revealed that she will play Bill Potts, the first openly gay companion on the long-running British sci-fi series Doctor Who. While the series has had openly gay and bisexual character's before, such as Captain Jack Harkness ...and more »

New “Doctor Who” Companion Bill Is Gay - Dark Horizons;

New “Doctor Who” Companion Bill Is Gay - Dark Horizons

Dark HorizonsNew “Doctor Who” Companion Bill Is GayDark HorizonsSince its 2005 reboot, The BBC's “Doctor Who” has been quite good about LGBTQ inclusion. From 51st century pansexual space adventurer Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), to numerous guest characters, the series' nonchalanat gay character ...and more »

'Doctor Who' Gets First Openly Gay Companion; Fans React on Twitter - TheWrap;

'Doctor Who' Gets First Openly Gay Companion; Fans React on Twitter - TheWrap

TheWrap'Doctor Who' Gets First Openly Gay Companion; Fans React on TwitterTheWrap“Doctor Who” will go into its new season next month with its first openly gay companion to the Doctor. In an interview with BBC published Friday, actress Pearl Mackie, who plays new companion Bill Potts, noted, “It shouldn't be a big deal in the 21st ...and more »

'Doctor Who' Announces Bill Will Be The First Openly Gay Companion & It's About Time - Hollywood Life;

'Doctor Who' Announces Bill Will Be The First Openly Gay Companion & It's About Time - Hollywood Life

Hollywood Life'Doctor Who' Announces Bill Will Be The First Openly Gay Companion & It's About TimeHollywood LifeIt's official! The Doctor's next companion will be a lesbian! Here's why it's about damn time 'Doctor Who' features an openly gay partner in crime. We could already tell that Bill Potts (to be played by actress Pearl Mackie) would be a formidable final ...and more »

The Big Difference Between Doctor Who's Newest Companion And The Others - Cinema Blend;

The Big Difference Between Doctor Who's Newest Companion And The Others - Cinema Blend

Cinema BlendThe Big Difference Between Doctor Who's Newest Companion And The OthersCinema BlendIn just a couple of weeks, Doctor Who will finally break through time and space to return to fans after more than a year's hiatus. And with Peter Capaldi's last year as Number 12 comes a brand new companion in Pearl Mackie's Bill. When she makes her ...and more »

Doctor Who Will Feature Its First Openly Gay Companion and We Can't Wait to Meet Her - The Mary Sue;

Doctor Who Will Feature Its First Openly Gay Companion and We Can't Wait to Meet Her - The Mary Sue

The Mary SueDoctor Who Will Feature Its First Openly Gay Companion and We Can't Wait to Meet HerThe Mary SueIn the vast galaxies of Doctor Who, LGBTQIA characters aren't new. Captain Jack Harkness, omnisexual extraordinaire, even got his own spin-off, Torchwood, where he was in a relationship with a man. River Song had a wife. But these portrayals have ...and more »

Pearl Mackie To Play First Openly Gay Doctor Who Companion - We Got This Covered;

Pearl Mackie To Play First Openly Gay Doctor Who Companion - We Got This Covered

We Got This CoveredPearl Mackie To Play First Openly Gay Doctor Who CompanionWe Got This CoveredFans are eagerly awaiting Peter Capaldi's last series as the Doctor, which premieres on April 15th. One notable factor for the 53-year-old show is new companion Bill, played by Pearl Mackie. In a recent interview with the BBC, the actress confirmed ...and more »

Doctor Who's Pearl Mackie to play Time Lord's first openly gay companion - Belfast Telegraph;

Doctor Who's Pearl Mackie to play Time Lord's first openly gay companion - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphDoctor Who's Pearl Mackie to play Time Lord's first openly gay companionBelfast TelegraphFor use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of Peter. 1 1 For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who with Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts in episode one of Doctor ...and more »

Doctor Who to feature first openly gay companion - EW.com;

Doctor Who to feature first openly gay companion - EW.com

EW.comDoctor Who to feature first openly gay companionEW.comBill Potts hasn't even made her first appearance yet, but she's already making history. It was revealed Friday in an interview with the BBC, that the latest Doctor Who companion is openly gay — something audiences will discover about her within ...and more »

(Photo: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images) - A.V. Club;

(Photo: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images) - A.V. Club

A.V. Club(Photo: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)A.V. ClubDespite the fluidity of its setting, cast, and even the identity of its main character, the BBC's Doctor Who has never featured an openly gay character as one of The Doctor's primary companions. (John Barrowman's Captain Jack was openly bisexual ...and more »

'Doctor Who' Reveals Bill as First Openly Gay Companion - ScreenCrush;

'Doctor Who' Reveals Bill as First Openly Gay Companion - ScreenCrush

ScreenCrush'Doctor Who' Reveals Bill as First Openly Gay CompanionScreenCrushNew Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie will take on a much bigger role than The Doctor's newest companion, or our introduction to Peter Capaldi's replacement. As revealed in a new Season 10 preview, “Bill” will become the first full-time companion identified ...and more »

Doctor Who Season 10: Bill to Be First Openly Gay Companion - Den of Geek US;

Doctor Who Season 10: Bill to Be First Openly Gay Companion - Den of Geek US

Den of Geek USDoctor Who Season 10: Bill to Be First Openly Gay CompanionDen of Geek USBill Potts will be Doctor Who's first openly gay companion. The science fiction drama made the announcement via BBC News, with actress Pearl Mackie talking about the facet of her character as part of a larger discussion about representation on TV.and more »

'Doctor Who' announces show's first openly gay companion - NME.com;

'Doctor Who' announces show's first openly gay companion - NME.com

NME.com'Doctor Who' announces show's first openly gay companionNME.comDoctor Who's next companion will be the first in the show's history to be openly gay. Pearl Mackie will play Bill Potts when the cult BBC show returns on April 15. The character replaces Jenna Coleman's Clara as the companion of Peter Capaldi's Twelfth ...and more »

Doctor Who Is Getting Its First Openly Gay Companion - TV Guide (blog);

Doctor Who Is Getting Its First Openly Gay Companion - TV Guide (blog)

TV Guide (blog)Doctor Who Is Getting Its First Openly Gay CompanionTV Guide (blog)Doctor Who returns for its third (and final) season with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor April 15, and one of his new companions will be different than any other companion in the show's long history. Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) is openly gay. "Yeah, Bill's ...and more »

Giving Doctor Who a gay companion is Steven Moffat's smartest move yet. Now let's hope he keeps her alive - Telegraph.co.uk;

Giving Doctor Who a gay companion is Steven Moffat's smartest move yet. Now let's hope he keeps her alive - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukGiving Doctor Who a gay companion is Steven Moffat's smartest move yet. Now let's hope he keeps her aliveTelegraph.co.ukFor a 54-year-old show about a 2100-year-old character, Doctor Who has long been a trail-blazer. It started British TV's first merchandise boom and was one of the first programmes to use electronic music. It had Mary Whitehouse up in arms on a weekly ...and more »

DOCTOR WHO Finally Gets Its First Gay Companion - Nerdist;

DOCTOR WHO Finally Gets Its First Gay Companion - Nerdist

NerdistDOCTOR WHO Finally Gets Its First Gay CompanionNerdistGiven the enormity of time and space, it feels pretty unbelievable that Doctor Who's not yet had an openly gay companion until 2017, but hey, better late than never, right? As if we weren't already jazzed on the arrival of Bill to the Whoniverse, on ...and more »