As an Orlando-based outlet, the massacre at Pulse deeply affected all of us here at Nerdy Show
. Now one of our own is staging a campaign of remembrance that’s heartfelt and nerdy in the biggest way possible.
You may know Drew Leinonen either as a Star Wars-obsessed guest voice on Flame On! our all-gay, all-geek podcast, or, heartbreakingly, the Pulse victim who was buried alongside his husband-to-be Juan Guerrero. If you want to learn more about him, he was recently memorialized on an episode of Flame On! in a very raw, personal recording just a day after the tragedy. Now, Drew’s best friend, and former Flame On! co-host Joshua Yehl aka The Question, has started a campaign to immortalize Drew as the first on-screen LGBT Star Wars movie character.
As Joshua says, “I know it’s a long shot, but hey – never tell me the odds.”
Here’s the first steps to ushering Drew’s memory into the Star Wars holocron for all time:
Sign the Change.org petition, share it everywhere you can, and fill the net with #PutDrewInStarWars
Want to learn more? Watch Joshua’s video above or read his open letter to the heads of Lucasfilm and Disney below. (more…)