List of LGBT characters in animation

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This article is about animated characters. For live-action characters, see List of LGBT characters in film. For TV characters, see List of LGBT characters in television and radio.

The following is a list of LGBT characters in animation. This list includes notable gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender fictional characters in animated feature films and animated shows.

LGBT characters in animated feature films[edit]

Character Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Film Notes
Mitch Downe Gay ParaNorman [1] [2] Co-director Chris Butler said that the character was explicitly connected with the film's message: "If we’re saying to anyone that watches this movie don’t judge other people, then we’ve got to have the strength of our convictions."[3]
Gobber the Belch Gay How To Train Your Dragon 2 Voice actor Craig Ferguson ad-libbed a line in which he mentions that he never got married for an undisclosed reason. Ferguson and director Dean DeBlois has said that it meant that Gobber is gay.[4][5]

LGBT characters in animated shows[edit]

Character Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Show Notes
Hayate Ayasaki Bisexual Hayate the Combat Butler Anime (Based on Manga)[citation needed]
Ayumu Nishizawa Bisexual Hayate the Combat Butler Anime (Based on Manga)[citation needed]
Pam Poovey Bisexual Archer [citation needed]
Lana Kane Bisexual Archer [citation needed]
Xander Crews Bisexual Frisky Dingo [citation needed]
Ren Höek Bisexual Ren and Stimpy [citation needed]
Muraki Kazutaka Bisexual Yami no Matsuei Anime[citation needed]
Touga Kiryuu Bisexual Revolutionary Girl Utena Anime[citation needed]
Yuki Kitazawa Bisexual Gravitation Anime[citation needed]
Kaoru Akashi Bisexual Zettai Karen Children Manga[citation needed]
Bart Garsus Bisexual Vandread Anime[citation needed]
Himeko Kurusugawa Bisexual Kannazuki no Miko Anime[citation needed]
Motoko Kusanagi Bisexual Ghost in the Shell Anime[citation needed]
Foxxy Love Bisexual Drawn Together [citation needed]
Nathan Mahler Bisexual Blood+ Anime[citation needed]
Father Maxi Bisexual South Park [citation needed]
Linda Memari Bisexual American Dad [citation needed]
Korra Bisexual The Legend of Korra Was romantically involved with Mako in seasons 1 and 2, and in the 4th season's finale of the show started a relationship with Asami Sato. The creators confirmed her bisexuality.[6]
Asami Sato Bisexual The Legend of Korra Was romantically involved with Mako in seasons 1 and 2, and in the 4th season's finale of the show started a relationship with Korra. The creators confirmed her bisexuality.[6]
Mariko Misono Bisexual .hack//Sign Anime[citation needed]
Nuriko Bisexual Fushigi Yuugi Anime[citation needed]
Akio Ohtori Bisexual Revolutionary Girl Utena Anime[citation needed]
All main characters Bisexual Shinsekai yori Anime[citation needed]
Phil Ken Sebben Bisexual Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law [citation needed]
Tohma Seguchi Bisexual Gravitation Anime[citation needed]
Yukari Sendo Bisexual Rosario + Vampire Anime[citation needed]
Toya Kinomoto Bisexual Cardcaptor Sakura Anime[citation needed]
Kousei Shimazaki Bisexual Please Twins! Anime[citation needed]
Nezumi Bisexual No. 6 Anime[citation needed]
Shuichi Shindo Bisexual Gravitation Anime[citation needed]
Ayame Sohma Bisexual Fruits Basket Anime[citation needed]
Shion Karanomori Bisexual Psycho-Pass Anime[citation needed]
Utena Tenjou Bisexual Revolutionary Girl Utena Anime[citation needed]
Eiri "Yuki" Uesugi Bisexual Gravitation Anime[citation needed]
Tatsuha Uesugi Bisexual Gravitation Anime[citation needed]
Akito Wanijima Bisexual Air Gear Anime[citation needed]
Aru Akise Demisexual Future Diary Anime[citation needed]
Amano Yukiteru Bisexual Future Diary Anime[citation needed]
Ryouji "Ranka" Fujioka Bisexual Ouran High School Host Club Anime[citation needed]
Big Gay Al Gay South Park [7][non-primary source needed] He is a stereotypical homosexual man known for his flamboyant and positive demeanor.
The Alchemist Gay The Venture Bros. [8][non-primary source needed] He is in an on-again, off-again relationship with Shore Leave.
Franz D'Epinay Gay Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Anime[citation needed]
Ray Gillette Gay Archer [9]
Leeron Gay Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Anime[citation needed]
Fish-Eye Gay Sailor Moon SuperS Anime[citation needed]
Bug Gribble Gay King of the Hill [10]
Terry Kimple Bisexual The Cleveland Show Revealed in Terry Unmarried[non-primary source needed]
Toshimitsu Kubo Gay Baka and Test [citation needed]
Kai Nagase Gay Sukisho! Anime[citation needed]
Kaworu Nagisa Gay Neon Genesis Evangelion Anime[citation needed]
Otokosuki Gay Dragon Ball Z Anime[citation needed]
Kotetsu Segawa Gay Hayate the Combat Butler - Anime (based on Manga)[citation needed]
Waylon Smithers Gay The Simpsons [10]
Gus Duncz Gay Mission Hill [citation needed]
Wally Langford Gay Mission Hill [citation needed]
Nagisa Aoi Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Juri Arisugawa Lesbian Revolutionary Girl Utena Anime[citation needed]
Rei Asaka Lesbian Oniisama e... Anime[citation needed]
Koyuki Azumaya Lesbian Keroro Gunsou Anime[citation needed]
Patty Bouvier Lesbian SimpsonsThe Simpsons [citation needed]
Kagome Byakudan Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Tomoyo Daidouji Lesbian Cardcaptor Sakura Anime[citation needed]
Jenny Dolittle Lesbian Bodacious Space Pirates Anime[citation needed]
Jura Basil Elden Lesbian Vandread Anime[citation needed]
Shizuru Fujino Lesbian My-HiME Anime[citation needed]
Meia Gisborn Lesbian Vandread Anime[citation needed]
Shizuma Hanazono Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Kizuna Hyuuga Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Chikane Himemiya Lesbian Kannazuki no Miko Anime[citation needed]
Chizuru Honsho Lesbian Bleach Anime[citation needed]
Maya Ibuki Lesbian Neon Genesis Evangelion Anime[citation needed]
Michiru Kaioh aka Sailor Neptune Lesbian Sailor Moon Was in a relationship with Sailor Uranus. This was changed in the English version of the anime, where they were made 'cousins.' In the re-release of the original anime, the English version keeps their lesbian relationship.[11]
Yasuna Kamiizumi Lesbian Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl Anime[citation needed]
Sakuya Kamiyama Lesbian Candy Boy Anime[citation needed]
Kaorin Lesbian Azumanga Daioh Anime[citation needed]
Kaname Kenjo Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Momomi Kiyashiki Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Konoka Konoe Lesbian Negima Anime[citation needed]
Hikari Konohana Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Lynn Lambretta Lesbian Bodacious Space Pirates Anime[citation needed]
Chikaru Minamoto Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Sanae Nagatsuki Lesbian Shinryaku! Ika Musume Anime[citation needed]
Yaya Nanto Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Remon Natsume Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Amane Ohtori Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Barnette Orangello Lesbian Vandread Anime[citation needed]
Tsubomi Okuwaka Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Paifu Lesbian The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye Anime[citation needed]
Miyuki Rokujo Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Saki Lesbian Steel Angel Kurumi Anime[citation needed]
Kanade Sakurai Lesbian Candy Boy Anime[citation needed]
Yukino Sakurai Lesbian Candy Boy Anime[citation needed]
Yuuri Lesbian Zettai Karen Children Manga[citation needed]
Kaori Sakuragi Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Setsuna Sakurazaki Lesbian Negima Anime[citation needed]
Miharu Shimizu Lesbian Baka and Test Anime[citation needed]
Shinobu Lesbian Ninja Nonsense Anime[citation needed]
An Shouji Lesbian .hack//Sign Anime[citation needed]
Soifon Lesbian Bleach Anime[citation needed]
Haruka Tenoh aka Sailor Uranus Lesbian Sailor Moon Was in a relationship with Sailor Neptune. This was changed in the English version of the anime, where they were made 'cousins.' In the re-release of the original anime, the English version keeps their lesbian relationship.[11]
Mao Nonosaka Lesbian Future Diary Anime[citation needed]
Echidna Lesbian Queen's Blade Anime[citation needed]
Elina Lesbian Queen's Blade Anime[citation needed]
Luna-Luna Lesbian Queen's Blade Rebellion Anime[citation needed]
Tamao Suzumi Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime[citation needed]
Ezra Vieil Lesbian Vandread Anime[citation needed]
Miki Hanabishi Lesbian Hayate the Combat Butler Anime (Based on Manga)[citation needed]
Kuroko Shirai Lesbian A Certain Magical Index Anime[citation needed]
Everyone Lesbian Yuru Yuri Anime[citation needed]
Yayoi Kunizuka Lesbian Psycho-Pass Anime[citation needed]
Alice Transgender Superjail! DMAB Trans woman[citation needed]
Anita Bidet Transgender The Oblongs DMAB Trans woman[citation needed]
Aoi Futaba Transgender You're Under Arrest DMAB Trans woman (Anime)[citation needed]
Gren Transgender Cowboy Bebop Anime, DMAB Trans woman, forced via experimentation with hormones during her time as a POW[citation needed]
Hänsel and Gretel Transgender Black Lagoon [citation needed]
Mr. Herbert/Mrs. Janet Garrison Gay South Park DMAB Trans woman, originally a homosexual, temporarily a lesbian, then had surgery to go back to having a penis in the episode 'Eek, a Penis!' He is now back to being a gay man.[citation needed]
Shuichi Nitori Transgender Wandering Son DMAB Trans woman (Anime, based on manga)[citation needed]
Ida Quagmire Transgender Family Guy DMAB Trans woman[citation needed]
Daisuke "Isabella" Yamamoto Transgender Paradise Kiss Anime (based on manga)[citation needed]
Rentaro Taki Transgender Battle Club DMAB Trans woman[citation needed]
Hiroyuki Yoshida Transgender Wandering Son DMAB Trans woman (Anime, based on manga)[citation needed]
Momoko Transgender Shangri- La DMAB Trans woman (Anime)[citation needed]
Kaoru Hinase Transgender Tamako Market Anime (based on manga)[citation needed]
Kenjiro Hato Transgender Genshiken Anime (based on manga)[citation needed]
Seiko Kotobuki Transgender Lovely Complex DMAB Trans woman (Anime, based on manga)[citation needed]
Peppo Transgender Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo DMAB Trans woman Anime[citation needed]
Ruka Urushibara Transgender Steins;Gate DMAB Trans woman (Anime, based on visual novel)[citation needed]
Alluka Zoldyck Transgender Hunter x Hunter DMAB Trans girl (Anime)[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ French, Nancy (August 22, 2012). "ParaNorman Has Gay Sub-Plot". National Review. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Mike (August 13, 2012). "'ParaNorman': The Movie You May Not Be Planning To See, Though You Should". The Huffington Post. 
  3. ^ "The Film Strip: ‘ParaNorman’ Says You Can be Weird but Bullying is Not Ok.". Eurweb.com. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Character Gobber The Belch Will Come Out As Gay". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Is Gobber really gay? -- SPOILERS". EW.com. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Konietzko, Bryan. "Korrasami Is Canon.". Co-Creator's Blog. Tumblr. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Director: Trey Parker (uncredited) Writers: Trey Parker/Matt Stone (September 3, 1997). "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride". South Park. Season 1. Episode 4. Comedy Central.
  8. ^ Director: (Jackson Publick) Writer: (Doc Hammer) (September 3, 2006). "Fallen Arches". The Venture Brothers. Season 2. Episode 21. Adult Swim.
  9. ^ Lambe, Stacy. "10 Qs: With Archer's Ray Gillette on Sochi, Beyonce & Rent Boys | Out Magazine". Out.com. Here Media Inc. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Johnson, Jo. ""We'll Have a Gay Old Time!": Queer Representation in American Prime-Time Animation from the Cartoon Short to the Family Sitcom.". In Ellidge, Jim. Queers in American Popular Culture. Praeger, ©2010. pp. 255–280. ISBN 9780313354571. 
  11. ^ a b "Sailor Neptune and Uranus Come Out of the Fictional Closet". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 26 December 2014.