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][3] 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."[4]
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.[5][6]

LGBT characters in animated shows[edit]

Character Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Show Notes
Hayate Ayasaki Bisexual Hayate the Combat Butler Anime (Based on Manga)
Francis Bonnefoy (France) Bisexual Axis Powers: Hetalia Anime
Captain Hero Bisexual Drawn Together A sociopathic, chauvinistic, perverted, antiheroic, heteroflexible, and lecherous parody of Superman (and other superheroes), with a visual style taken from the cartoons of Bruce Timm and Max Fleischer. Most of his humor revolves around his perverse sexual tastes, his tendency toward violence, or his stupidity; there is also a running joke in which he is heavily suggested to be pansexual and interested in necrophilia.
Liane Cartman Bisexual South Park The sweet-natured mother of Eric Cartman. Initially, her promiscuity, often with total strangers, was a running gag. It seemed as though all of the adults in South Park had slept with her (including the women).
Clay Puppington Bisexual Moral Orel
Daniel Stopframe Bisexual Moral Orel
Agnus Sculptham Bisexual Moral Orel
Pam Poovey Bisexual Archer
Lana Kane Bisexual Archer
Xander Crews Bisexual Frisky Dingo
Stewie Griffin Bisexual Family Guy Questioning
Anthy Himemiya Bisexual Revolutionary Girl Utena Anime
Ren Höek Bisexual Ren and Stimpy
Shinji Ikari Bisexual Neon Genesis Evangelion "Kaworu said he loved me. I loved him too."[7] Confirmed by the director.[8] - Anime
Muraki Kazutaka Bisexual Yami no Matsuei Anime
Touga Kiryuu Bisexual Revolutionary Girl Utena Anime
Yuki Kitazawa Bisexual Gravitation Anime
Kaoru Akashi Bisexual Zettai Karen Children Manga
Kaoru Kozue Bisexual Revolutionary Girl Utena Anime
Bart Garsus Bisexual Vandread Anime
Himeko Kurusugawa Bisexual Kannazuki no Miko Anime
Motoko Kusanagi Bisexual Ghost in the Shell Anime
Foxxy Love Bisexual Drawn Together
Nathan Mahler Bisexual Blood+ Anime
Father Maxi Bisexual South Park
Linda Memari Bisexual American Dad
Mariko Misono Bisexual .hack//Sign Anime
Nuriko Bisexual Fushigi Yuugi Anime
Akio Ohtori Bisexual Revolutionary Girl Utena Anime
All main characters Bisexual Shinsekai yori Anime
Phil Ken Sebben Bisexual Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Tohma Seguchi Bisexual Gravitation Anime
Yukari Sendo Bisexual Rosario + Vampire Anime
Toya Kinomoto Bisexual Cardcaptor Sakura Anime
Kousei Shimazaki Bisexual Please Twins! Anime
Shuichi Shindo Bisexual Gravitation Anime
Roger Smith Pansexual American Dad
Ayame Sohma Bisexual Fruits Basket Anime
Haruhi Suzumiya Bisexual Melancholy of Haruhi SuzumiyaThe Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya [citation needed]Anime
Utena Tenjou Bisexual Revolutionary Girl Utena Anime
Eiri "Yuki" Uesugi Bisexual Gravitation Anime
Tatsuha Uesugi Bisexual Gravitation Anime
Akito Wanijima Bisexual Air Gear Anime
Grell Sutcliff Bisexual Black Butler Anime
Aru Akise Gay Future Diary Anime
Big Gay Al Gay South Park [9] He is a stereotypical homosexual man known for his flamboyant and positive demeanor.
The Alchemist Gay The Venture Bros. [10] It has been openly acknowledged that he is gay. He is in an on-again, off-again relationship with Shore Leave.
Mr. 2 Bon Kurei (aka Bentham) Gay One Piece Anime (Based on Manga)[citation needed]
Emporio Ivankov Gay One Piece Anime (Based on Manga) Emporio Ivankov is the Queen of Kamabakka Queendom on the Momoiro Island. It is a kingdom of crossdressers (some changing sexes) who are, at least, implied to be homosexuals.
Greg Corbin Gay American Dad! [citation needed]
Sunao Fujimori Gay Sukisho! Anime[citation needed]
Garterbelt Gay Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Anime[citation needed]
Steven Arlo "Openly" Gator Gay Queer Duck [citation needed]
General Blue Gay Dragon Ball Anime[citation needed]
Ray Gillette Gay Archer
Grady Gay The Simpsons [citation needed]
Leeron Gay Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Anime
Fish-Eye Gay Sailor Moon SuperS Anime
Bug Gribble Gay King of the Hill [11]
Hakushaku Gay Yami no Matsuei Anime[citation needed]
Sora Hashiba Gay Sukisho Anime[citation needed]
Gaku Ichikawa Gay Sukisho! Anime[citation needed]
Itsuki Gay Yu Yu Hakusho Anime[citation needed]
Jasper Gay Family Guy [citation needed]
John Gay The Simpsons Shown in Episode 15, Season 8 - "Homer's Phobia"[citation needed]
Julio Gay The Simpsons [citation needed]
Terry Kimple Bisexual The Cleveland Show Revealed in Terry Unmarried
Toshimitsu Kubo Gay Baka and Test
Fuuta Kitamura Gay Sukisho! Anime[citation needed]
Isaac Kitching Gay Samurai Champloo [citation needed]
Y?ichi Kud? Gay Doki Doki School Hours Anime[citation needed]
Fred Luo Gay Outlaw Star [citation needed]
Shinichirou Minato Gay Sukisho! Anime[citation needed]
Kai Nagase Gay Sukisho! Anime
Kaworu Nagisa Gay Neon Genesis Evangelion Anime
Nezumi Gay No. 6 Anime
Otokosuki Gay Dragon Ball Z Anime
Berwald Oxenstierna (Sweden) Gay Axis Powers: Hetalia Creator has said that he/she made Sweden openly homosexual.[citation needed]
Paul Gay The Cleveland Show [citation needed]
Perry Gay Home Movies [citation needed]
Queer Duck Gay Queer Duck [citation needed]
Ran Gay Sukisho! Anime[citation needed]
Hiromu Sakura Gay Sukisho! Anime[citation needed]
Kotetsu Segawa Gay Hayate the Combat Butler - Anime (based on Manga)
Ren Shiina Gay Sukisho! Anime[citation needed]
Shion Gay No. 6 Anime - He and Nezumi share a strong bond and show affection.
Simon Gay Family Guy
Waylon Smithers Gay The Simpsons [11]
Sparky Gay South Park [citation needed]
Tomo Gay Fushigi Yuugi [citation needed]
Walter Gay Home Movies [citation needed]
Lloyd Waterman Gay The Cleveland Show [citation needed]
Oscar Wildcat Gay Queer Duck [citation needed]
Yoru Gay Sukisho! Anime[citation needed]
Mitch Downe Gay Paranorman Movie[citation needed]
Katou Youji Gay Haru wo Daiteita Anime[citation needed]
Zoisite Gay Sailor Moon Anime[citation needed]
Yukito Tsukishiro Gay Cardcaptor Sakura Anime[citation needed]
Honj? Kamatari Gay Rurouni Kenshin Anime[citation needed]
Nagisa Aoi Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Ymir Lesbian Shingeki no Kyojin Anime
Jury Arisugawa Lesbian Revolutionary Girl Utena Anime
Rei Asaka Lesbian Oniisama e... Anime
Koyuki Azumaya Lesbian Keroro Gunsou Anime
Patty Bouvier Lesbian SimpsonsThe Simpsons
Kagome Byakudan Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Tomoyo Daidouji Lesbian Cardcaptor Sakura Anime
Jura Basil Elden Lesbian Vandread Anime
Mina Hazuki Lesbian Darker Than Black Anime, Hazuki is in a relationship with teammate Yōko Sawasaki
Shizuru Fujino Lesbian My-HiME Anime
Meia Gisborn Lesbian Vandread Anime
Shizuma Hanazono Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Kizuna Hyuuga Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Chikane Himemiya Lesbian Kannazuki no Miko Anime
Chizuru Honsho Lesbian Bleach Anime
Maya Ibuki Lesbian Neon Genesis Evangelion Anime
Michiru Kaioh aka Sailor Neptune Lesbian Sailor Moon Anime
Yasuna Kamiizumi Lesbian Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl Anime
Sakuya Kamiyama Lesbian Candy Boy Anime
Kaorin Lesbian Azumanga Daioh Anime
Kaname Kenjo Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Momomi Kiyashiki Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Konoka Konoe Lesbian Negima Anime
Hikari Konohana Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Chikaru Minamoto Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Sanae Nagatsuki Lesbian Shinryaku! Ika Musume Anime
Yaya Nanto Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Remon Natsume Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Amane Ohtori Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Barnette Orangello Lesbian Vandread Anime
Tsubomi Okuwaka Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Paifu Lesbian The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye Anime
Miyuki Rokujo Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Saki Lesbian Steel Angel Kurumi Anime
Kanade Sakurai Lesbian Candy Boy Anime
Yukino Sakurai Lesbian Candy Boy Anime
Yuuri Lesbian Zettai Karen Children Manga
Kaori Sakuragi Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Setsuna Sakurazaki Lesbian Negima Anime
Miharu Shimizu Lesbian Baka and Test Anime
Shinobu Lesbian Ninja Nonsense Anime
An Shouji Lesbian .hack//Sign Anime
Soifon Lesbian Bleach Anime
Haruka Tenoh aka Sailor Uranus Lesbian Sailor Moon Anime
Mao Nonosaka Lesbian Future Diary Anime
Echidna Lesbian Queen's Blade Anime
Elina Lesbian Queen's Blade Anime
Luna-Luna Lesbian Queen's Blade Rebellion Anime
Tamao Suzumi Lesbian Strawberry Panic! Anime
Homura Akemi Lesbian Puella Magi Madoka Magica Anime
Ezra Vieil Lesbian Vandread Anime
Kuroko Shirai Lesbian A Certain Magical Index Anime
Everyone Lesbian Yuru Yuri Anime
Alice Transgender Superjail! Male to Female
Anita Bidet Transgender The Oblongs Male to Female
Aoi Futaba Transgender You're Under Arrest Male to Female (Anime)
Gren Transgender Cowboy Bebop Anime, Male to Female, forced via experimentation with hormones during his time as a POW
Hänsel and Gretel Transgender Black Lagoon
Mr. Herbert/Mrs. Janet Garrison Transgender South Park Male to Female transgender, originally a homosexual, temporarily a lesbian, then had surgery to go back to being male; current sexuality unknown
Shuichi Nitori Transgender Wandering Son Male to Female (Anime, based on manga)
Ida Quagmire Transgender Family Guy Male to Female
Daisuke "Isabella" Yamamoto Transgender Paradise Kiss Anime (based on manga)
Rentaro Taki Transgender Battle Club Male to Female
Hiroyuki Yoshida Transgender Wandering Son Female to Male (Anime, based on manga)
Momoko Transgender Shangri- La Male to Female (Anime)
Kaoru Hinase Transgender Tamako Market Anime (based on manga)
Kenjiro Hato Transgender Genshiken Anime (based on manga)
Seiko Kotobuki Transgender Lovely Complex Male to Female (Anime, based on manga)
Ruka Urushibara Transgender Steins;Gate Male to Female (Anime, based on visual novel)

See also[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. ^ Ryan, Mike (August 13, 2012). "'ParaNorman': The Movie You May Not Be Planning To See, Though You Should". The Huffington Post. 
  4. ^ "The Film Strip: ‘ParaNorman’ Says You Can be Weird but Bullying is Not Ok.". Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
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  7. ^ Episode 24, Neon Genesis Evangelion
  8. ^ June magazine, Interview with Hideaki Anno, August 1996.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Director: (Jackson Publick) Writer: (Doc Hammer) (September 3, 2006). "Fallen Arches". The Venture Brothers. Season 2. Episode 21. Adult Swim.
  11. ^ a b Bloggs, Fred. ""We'll Have a Gay Old Time!": Queer Representation in American Prime-Time Animation from the Cartoon Short to the Family Sitcom. Jo Johnson". In Ellidge, Jim. Queers in American Popular Culture. Praeger, ©2010. pp. 255–280. ISBN 9780313354571.