List of animated television programs with LGBT characters

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This is a list of animated television programs with LGBT characters.

Programs[edit]

Year Title Network Character name(s) Notes
2013- Steven Universe Cartoon Network Ruby
Sapphire
In the episode Jail Break, Garnet is revealed to be a fusion of the two Crystal Gems Ruby and Sapphire. Ruby and Sapphire are both feminine presenting and are stated to be in a relationship during a musical number by Garnet. [1]
2012–2014 The Legend of Korra Nickelodeon Korra
Asami Sato
The series finale ended with Korra and Asami holding hands and looking into each other's eyes while traveling through a portal right before the ending credits.[2] Although not explicitly stated, the writers later confirmed that the two are in a romantic relationship.[3][4][5]
2014 Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san TV Saitama, tvk, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV Yachiyo Inugami
Suzu Nekoyama
[6]
2014 Chozen FX Chozen
Hunter
Chozen is a white gay aspiring rap superstar. He is in a relationship with fratboy-type Hunter.[7]
2010- Adventure Time Cartoon Network Princess Bubblegum,
Marceline the Vampire Queen
In August 2014, after a long controversy; Olivia Olson, the voice of Marceline, told a crowd of fans gathered at a Barnes & Noble book signing from The Adventure Time Encyclopedia, that, according to Pendleton Ward (creator of the series), Marceline and Princess Bubblegum had dated in the past, but that because the series airs in some areas where homosexual relationships are illegal, the show has not been able to officially make clear the relationship in the series itself.[8]
2009– Archer FX Ray Gillette
Pam Poovey
Woodhouse
Ray is an openly gay secret agent, and a former Olympic medalist in skiing. Pam is the bisexual director of human resources. Woodhouse, Archer's personal valet, is of ambiguous sexuality; he had a romantic and sexual attraction to another man, Reggie, during the First World War, but it has not been specified whether he has ever had any sexual feelings for anyone since Reggie's death.
2009–2013 The Cleveland Show Fox "Auntie" Momma Tubbs (Kevin Tubbs)
Terry Kimple
Cleveland learns in "A Brown Thanksgiving" that Auntie Momma adopted a female persona years earlier because she felt that her niece Donna did not have a strong female role model in her life.
Terry, Cleveland's co-worker, marries his husband Paul in "Terry Unmarried".
2007–2009 Rick & Steve: The Happiest
Gay Couple in All the World
Logo Rick Brocka
Steve Ball
Kirsten Kellogg
Dana Bernstein
Chuck Masters
Evan Martinez
Series focuses on a group of gay and lesbian friends living in the gay village of West Lahunga Beach.
1997–2009
2010
King of the Hill Fox Bug Gribble
Juan Pedro
Carlyon/Jaime
In the episode My Own Private Rodeo, Dale's father Bug is revealed to be homosexual, he is married to Juan Pedro. In the episode The Peggy Horror Picture Show, Peggy befriends a drag queen named "Carylon" whose real name is Jamie.
1997– South Park Comedy Central Big Gay Al
Stephen Stotch
Mr./Ms. Garrison
Mr. Slave
Jimbo Marsh
Big Gay Al is the town's prideful gay who want people to accept gays, Stephen Stotch was Closet Technically Bisexual who go the town's gay bath house, Mr./Mrs. Garrison is either gay and later trans woman and temperay lesbian or actually super closet bisexual who sexual orientation crisis, Mr.slave was Mr./Mrs. Garrison Husband and recently later Husband of Big Gay Al, And Jimbo Starsh have hint of sexual relationship of his parter despite having claiming that he heterosexual.
1994–1997 Gargoyles Syndicated, ABC Lexington According to series creator Greg Weisman, Lexington is gay although he was not allowed to explore that aspect of the character.[9]
1992–1997 Sailor Moon TV Asahi Kunzite
Zoisite
Fish-Eye
Sailor Uranus
Sailor Neptune
Sailor Starlights
Kunzite and Zoisite, were Queen Beryl's henchmen, and were gay, but Zoisite was changed into a woman in the English version. The same was done with the villain, Fish-Eye (also a gay man and a transvestite). Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are a lesbian couple (they are referred to as "cousins" in English). The Sailor Starlights are male in human form, but become female after transforming.
1992–1995 YuYu Hakusho Fuji Television Itsuki
Miyuki
Sensui
Itsuki is Sensui's right hand, who is so much interested in Sensui's personality and its body. Miyuki (Demon Triad member) had a male body (and it is unclear if she had real or fake breasts), but female soul, Miyuki's "coming out" was censored in Funimation English dub.
1989– The Simpsons Fox Waylon Smithers
Patty Bouvier
Dewey Largo
Brunella Pommelhorst
Julio
Duffman
Waylon Smithers is heard riding a float called "Stayin' in the Closet!" during Springfield's annual gay pride parade in the 2002 episode Jaws Wired Shut. Patty Bouvier is a lesbian who came out in the 2005 episode "There's Something about Marrying". Mr. Largo is the school's music teacher. Mrs. Pommelhorst is the gym teacher who announced her intention to take time off and return as "Mr. Pommelhorst, the shop teacher".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnston, Joe (March 13, 2015). "Romantic Nature of Relationship Confirmed". http://www.tumblr.com/. 
  2. ^ "The Last Stand". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 226. December 19, 2014. Nickelodeon. 
  3. ^ DiMartino, Michael (December 22, 2014). "Korrasami Confirmed". http://www.tumblr.com/. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ Konietzko, Bryan (December 22, 2014). "Korrasami is canon.". http://www.tumblr.com/. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014". http://www.vanityfair.com/. December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san Yuri Manga Gets Anime". Anime News Network. January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ Ayers, Dennis (2013-12-26). ""Chozen" is Going to Be a Big Gay Hit". Thebacklot.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  8. ^ Adventure Time cast member reveals characters sexuality
  9. ^ "Interview: Greg Weisman Talks 'Gargoyles'". Comicmix.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29.