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  • How Queer Characters Have Evolved in Children's Animation (2021)
  • Video | 12 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
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How Queer Characters Have Evolved in Children's Animation (2021)
Video | 12 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

In 2018, Rebecca Sugar's "Steven Universe" featured both the first LGBTQ wedding and the first LGBTQ marriage proposal in a kids' animated TV show. And in 2020, Benson from "Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts" was the first kids' animated ...See moreIn 2018, Rebecca Sugar's "Steven Universe" featured both the first LGBTQ wedding and the first LGBTQ marriage proposal in a kids' animated TV show. And in 2020, Benson from "Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts" was the first kids' animated character to directly identify themselves as gay. These are groundbreaking achievements in LGBTQ representation, but it took a long time and a lot of hard work to get here. Here's a look back at how LGBTQ characters in kids' shows evolved from Hays Code-era stereotypes and queer-coded villains. See less
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Jess Chou (story editor) | A.C. Fowler (story editor)
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Jun 10, 2021 (United States)

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3 cast members
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Kuwilileni Hauwanga
Self - Narrator Self - Narrator   See fewer
Rebecca Sugar
Self - 'Steven Universe' Creator Self - 'Steven Universe' Creator   See fewer
Melanie Kohnen
Self - Lewis & Clark College Assistant Professor Self - Lewis & Clark College Assistant Professor   See fewer
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