LGBTQIA+ Star Wars podcasts by and for queer fans

Check out these shows by LGBTQIA+ Star Wars fans to celebrate Pride Month.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: Atmosphere at the 2023 WeHo Pride Parade on June 04, 2023 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: Atmosphere at the 2023 WeHo Pride Parade on June 04, 2023 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images) /

June is Pride Month in recognition of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, which is considered one of the major catalysts for kicking off the gay rights movement not just in the United States but around the world as well. While Pride is a celebration, it’s also a protest.

Protest is the keyword there, and pushing back against a rising negative sentiment online is important. Just looking at the response to The Acolyte from certain so-called “fans” reveal that queer voices are needed more than ever in a Star Wars fandom. These bigots don’t want LGBTQIA+ people or fans in their space fantasy.

I hate to break it to you, sweetie, but we’ve always been here. Queer people helped make Star Wars dating back to the original trilogy. This isn't a new fad with Leslye Headland. We have always been here.

We’re not leaving either. I'm not going anywhere. If you're reading anything on Dork Side of the Force, just know this site is run by an openly queer woman who edits and oversees the day-to-day. You cannot get rid of me. You cannot get rid of LGBTQIA+ people. Run your grift all you want, but it's not going to do any good.

We’re here. We’re queer. Star Wars is for everyone.

In celebration of Star Wars fans from the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, here’s our updated list of queer podcasts along with YouTube and Twitch channels.

Check them out, and go find your new favorite show.

3 Porgs and a Podcast: We are 3 Porgs and a Podcast, a show where 3 porgs share their love of Star Wars in the most chaotic ways possible.

Aphra’s Artifacts: Welcome to Aphra’s Artifacts, where we do some archaeology of our own, deep diving into the Queer side of Star Wars!

Books and Beacons: A podcast where your hosts take on the challenge of reviewing each book in the Star Wars canon.

Broaxium: BROAXIUM is a Star Wars group focused on Star Wars Comics, podcasts, and more! No Drama - No Hate - No Clickbait.

Clashing Sabers: At Clashing Sabers, we promote positive, thoughtful critique and discussion about the Star Wars galaxy. With four shows on the feed and a diverse cast of hosts and guests, this network is focused on bringing together different “certain points of view.”

Cyber Chase: A non-binary YouTuber covering all things Star Wars, Marvel, Stranger Things, and more!

Dark Side Divas: This is a podcast about the Star Wars Saga, from a woman and a gay man who loves lightsabers, droids, and shade. We will cover Star Wars stories with a deep dive into movies and TV shows in chronological order.

Dork Forces: A Star Wars Podcast: Dork Forces podcast discusses the latest Star Wars news, analysis, and more.

First Steps: A Star Wars Podcast: Calvin and Wyatt watch Star Wars with Andi in chronological order. Did we mention Andi’s never seen Star Wars?

FlyingSolo Star Wars Podcast: FlyingSolo Podcast talks about the world of Star Wars for more than thirty minutes every Sunday and have some fun, covering TV shows, movies, games, comics, and more within the Star Wars universe.

Followers of the Force: Followers of the Force podcast is your one-stop shop for Star Wars news, reviews, and interviews. With their “Your Star Wars Journey” series, they’ve had the honor of interviewing many fellow podcasters, Star Wars authors, and others who contribute to this wonderful galaxy far, far away.

Force Friends Rewatch: Force Friends Rewatch is a podcast that is here to have fun and talk about the Star Wars tv shows we all love.

For Light and Dice: Come join the crew of the Phantasmal Squonk trying (and failing) to survive in a galaxy far, far away. For Light and Dice is an actual play tabletop podcast set in the High Republic with an all-queer cast. Don't worry, though; you don't need to know the events of the books to listen!

For The Republic Podcast: A Love Letter to Star Wars Animation! A Star Wars podcast where we deep-dive into every story arc of The Clone Wars, and discuss our personal connections to the Star Wars universe!

Friends of the Force: A podcast dedicated to finding joy within the Star Wars fandom with weekly in-depth discussions covering film, television, publishing, and other niche topics that you can only find in a galaxy far, far away.

Fulcrum Transmissions: Fulcrum Transmissions is a podcast for anything and everything Star Wars! Each week your hosts will be taking you through some of our thoughts on a different part of the galaxy far, far away.

Full of Sith: Full of Sith is a show dedicated to bringing the most interesting Star Wars conversations in the galaxy. It’s your mandatory dose of weekly Star Wars talk.

The GALactic Podcast: Just two Gals talking about Star Wars, all day, every day.

Galaxy of Queers: A Podcast Show ran by wives Amanda and Gemma. We Talk about all things Nerd Culture:Movies, Television, Comics, Books, Video Games.

The Gays Electric: A Queer U.K. based Star Wars fan and content creator, writer, and aspiring filmmaker.

The Geeky Waffle Network: From our show Space Waffles diving into everything Star Wars to exploring other media, check out our website and YouTube channel for reviews, discussions, and more in a galaxy far, far away!

Ghost Company Communications: What happens when a pair of queer neurodivergents with a slight Obi-Wan obsession make a Star Wars podcast? Apparently whatever this is! Join us as we discuss all things Star Wars from the films to tv shows, books and comics.

Gold Squadron Gays: Join Bradley and Charles, two Star Wars-loving gays deep-diving into Star Wars television, Legends, books, and more, all while being gay as hell.

Greek Heat: Collector, Cosplayer, and Comic Lover. GreekHeat is a variety streamer with Jedi tendencies and is always open to exploring the deeper mysteries of the Force.

Heroes of the Hydian Way: Welcome to the Hydian Way, an actual play RPG podcast! Working in the Edge Studio Star Wars RPG system and having a blast doing it. They have three seasons so far and a fourth on the way.

Ionized Basterds: This Star Wars RPG series takes place two years after the Battle of Jakku. Follow this motley crew of an ex-Inquisitor, a cuddly HK Assassin Droid, a scum bag Ithorian lawyer, and a cyborg Gungan trying to stop an ancient droid consciousness from conquering the galaxy!

Jaig Eyes and Jedi: The “classiest” podcast in the galaxy covering every episode of Star Wars television along with sleazy Yoda.

Jar Jar Thinks: The absolutely unhinged Star Wars sh*tpost podcast that no one asked for.

Joe Organa: A Star Wars fan here to have fun with play some games with y’all!

Kessel Run Relay: A Star Wars podcast discussing the movies, television shows, books, comics, and everything in between.

The Khetanna Cast: The Khetanna Cast is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to celebrating Diversity.

Lipstick and Lightsabers: A Star Wars podcast created by, for, and about the women of the Star Wars fandom.

Lousy Beautiful Town: A Star Wars podcast by two marginalized women screaming about Star Wars.

The Nerd Academy: Your home for “nerd-dom” news and commentary. We host three shows, The Nerd Academy Podcast, our full show of all things nerd-dom, Knights Of The Nerd Republic, our show dedicated to Star Wars, and Campus Life which is all about the happening here in the life of the TNAP staff.

Nerdherder Podcast: We are a nerdy couple dedicated to having the nerdiest conversations about Star wars and more and then sharing them with you! Weekly we discuss topics from the galaxy far, far away as well as many other fandoms we love.

Pink Milk/Space Daddy Bryan: This channel is your ultimate destination for everything retro, celebrating the iconic decades that shaped our childhoods and continue to influence today's pop culture. Tune into my podcast, Pink Milk where we Talk Star Wars, Queerly!

Podro Pascal: Two babes going through Pedro Pascal’s filmography. Join Rachel and Catrina as they take a journey with Pedro Pascal.

Pop Chatter: A Rewatch & Pop Culture Podcast: Two friends, bonded over their love of soccer and Doctor Who, have come together with their shared chaotic fire sign energy to talk about what movies and tv shows they’re watching with an assortment of their highly opinionated friends!

The Queer Ascendancy: Two lesbians trying to make their way in the universe while spending too much time talking about Star Wars.

Rogue Fun: A Podcast Story: Every month, we rewatch and explore a different aspect of Gareth Edward’s 2016 masterpiece Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Andor.

Rogue Podron: All wings report in! Join our hosts on a chapter-by-chapter deep dive into the Star Wars Legends literary universe. Each week, we analyze a set of chapters from a Star Wars Legends book in a unique, light-hearted way.

RuPalp’s Podrace: Join our hosts every week for some critical analysis of Star Wars through a queer lens, followed by increasingly cursed games about Star Wars content from the dark corners of the internet.

Scotty Holiday Too: Your host is here to help fill the void of Queer Star Wars content.

Sistas with Sabers: This is a podcast made for and by black female fans of Star Wars. It’s a safe space for us to connect, support each other and share our experiences.

Sithty Minutes: A weekly News Podcast that covers the week’s biggest stories with a Star Wars spin! Star Wars is political, and we’ll show you how every week.

Starlight Beacon Transmissions: Welcome to Starlight Beacon Transmissions! Here we talk about Star Wars: The High Republic and other Star Wars topics!

Star Wars Explained: Daily videos about the Star Wars universe covering the movies, shows, video games, books, comics, and more!

Star Wars Uplink: Star Wars Uplink dives into the past, present, and future of ALL Star Wars games and Star Wars Lore! Stay tuned for videos and podcasts on it all!

TetsuoPnk: Just a closeted squid making edits, streams, and reviews for Star Wars and other media.

This Is The Wayseekers: Join The Gays Electric in a podcast all about everything Star Wars!

What the Force?: What the Force? explores not only the movies and associated canon of Star Wars, but also the fans, the force and everything in between from an intersectional perspective.

What's Glup: A podcast about playing favorites, inviting guests on to talk about their favorite Glup Shitto in the Star Wars universe.

Women of the Whills: The saga, literature, philosophy, and science of Star Wars from the female gaze.

Yap Sesh - A Fangirl Podcast: What's up Yap Squad?! Join us every Wednesday @ 12pm EST to share stories of femme fans from all across the galaxy!

Happy Pride, everyone!