M/M SFF News for June 2021

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General News

Of the Wild CoverLoki, played by Tom Hiddleston, has been confirmed as bisexual in a recent episode of Marvel’s “Loki“, which is available on the Disney+ channel.  In the series, the God of Mischief is reluctantly working for the Time Variance Authority to to fix problems in the timeline.  This gives him the chance to travel to different time periods and lets the show explore different aspects of his character.   Tom Hiddleston said in an MTV News interview this month that he was pleased to have the chance to explore Loki’s gender-fluidity and sexuality: “Loki is a trickster. Boundaries and identity have always been fluid and I’ve really enjoyed that. I remember even when I was first cast, reading about that stuff and I’m really pleased that we have a place to explore it.”

Allure of Oartheca coverStar Trek‘s George Takei posted a Tweet on 20 June – Fathers Day in the U.S. – that he was sad to have never been able to be a father.  It was something that wasn’t possible for him as a gay man growing up in an earlier era.  Fans immediately tweeted back that he was a favourite uncle figure of theirs.  Gay fans also mentioned how important he had been in their early lives.

Teen Wolf‘ and ‘Arrow‘ actor, Colton Haynes, recently posted a gay modelling photoshoot picture on Instagram.   It had been taken years ago for XY Magazine but, as an actor, he had wanted to hide it.  He said he had been taught to see being gay as a “liability” in the acting industry.  “Being gay is worth celebrating. I wish I’d figured that out sooner, but I’m so glad I know it now.  To everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community, I hope you celebrate yourselves this month and always, exactly as you are.”

Popular New Releases

The Shadow Mark coverThe Shadow Mark (Lords of Davenia 2) by Mason Thomas – In this epic fantasy, warrior Auraq Greystone takes on the role of protector to a man with a rune mark on his arm.  This mark has the power to change the world, but only if they can decipher its meaning before the assassins catch them.

Farview (Graynox to the Sea) by Kim Fielding – Struggling in the aftermath of a traumatic experience, Oliver Webb goes to stay in a cottage he has inherited.  In the seaside village nearby he meets a cursed storyteller.

Farview coverOf The Wild by E. Wambheim – Aeris is a shapeshifter who steals away unloved children and raises them in an enchanted grove.  He is growing weaker until a human man appears, who may be able to save him.

Allure of Oartheca (Oarthecan Star Saga 1) by James Siewert – Action-packed space opera about an encounter between two men that will alter them and might just change a galaxy.

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