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Doctor Who spinoff ‘Class’ will feature an LGBT character in a lead role, according to writer Patrick Ness. The upcoming spinoff has been shroud in secrecy but Ness revealed the news in the wake of the tragic nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida.

Ness, himself openly gay, attended a vigil for Orlando victims in Cardiff on Monday afternoon and decided to address LGBT representation by revealing the news.

Class, which follows a group of students at Coal Hill School—the London school that has been home to both most recent Clara Oswald, and early companions Ian, Barbara, and Susan—focuses on four students played by Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, and Vivian Oparah, and a teacher at Coal Hill played by Katharine Kelly.

Ness said via Twitter: “Been asked if Class will have LGBT representation in it. Will a lead character with a boyfriend who he kisses & sleeps with & loves do?”

“We were keeping that secret, but today that secret doesn’t seem very important. #lovewins.”

Class is currently due to air in the UK and the US sometime this year. Ness teased an exciting adventure ahead, including plenty of terror and aliens, par for course in the Doctor Who universe!