As we eagerly await the new series of Doctor Who (April 15th not like I’m counting) we’re happy to hear that new girl Billy will be the Doctor’s first openly gay companion.
Talking with the BBC actress Pearl Mackie address representation:
I think being able to visually recognise yourself on screen is important…[Being gay] is not the main thing that defines her character – it’s something that’s part of her and something that she’s very happy and very comfortable with.”
Not the first Doctor Who companion to be LGBTQ, she will be the first full-time gay companion. Bill’s sexuality will be revealed pretty quickly in her first few lines of dialogue.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Pearl Mackie in the new series?