List of animated television programs with LGBT characters

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


Year Title Network Character name(s) Notes
2014 Sakura Trick Television Saitama Haruka Takayama
Yuu Sonoda
2013- Steven Universe Cartoon Network Ruby
They are all genderless characters, but have female features.[2] Ruby and Sapphire are nearly always fused as Garnet, who embodies their love for one another.[3][4] The episode Rose's Scabbard is entirely about how much Pearl loves Rose Quartz and is proud of the special relationship they had.
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.[5] Although not explicitly stated, the writers later confirmed that the two are in a romantic relationship.[6][7][8]
2014 Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san Television Saitama Yachiyo Inugami
Suzu Nekoyama
2014 Chozen FX Chozen
Chozen is a white gay aspiring rap superstar. He is in a relationship with fratboy-type Hunter.[10]
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.[11]
2009– Archer FX Ray Gillette
Pam Poovey
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.
King of the Hill Fox Bug Gribble
Juan Pedro
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 is bisexual and goes to the town's gay bath house. Mr./Mrs. Garrison is gay and later trans woman. Mr. Slave was Mr./Mrs. Garrison husband and recently later husband of Big Gay Al. Jimbo Marsh have hint of sexual relationship of his partner despite having claiming that he heterosexual.
1994–1997 Gargoyles Syndicated Lexington According to series creator Greg Weisman, Lexington is gay although he was not allowed to explore that aspect of the character.[12]
1992–1997 Sailor Moon TV Asahi Kunzite
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
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
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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  1. ^ Rebecca Silverman, Carl Kimlinger, Zac Bertschy, Theron Martin (January 10, 2014). "The Winter 2014 Anime Preview Guide Sakura Trick". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ Johnston, Joe (March 13, 2015). "Romantic Nature of Relationship Confirmed". 
  3. ^ Written by Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu & Rebecca Sugar (21 March 2015). "Jail Break". Steven Universe. Season 1. Cartoon Network. 
  4. ^ Written by Paul Villeco, Raven Molisee & Rebecca Sugar (14 July 2015). "Keystone Motel". Steven Universe. Season 2. Catroon Network. 
  5. ^ "The Last Stand". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 226. December 19, 2014. Nickelodeon. 
  6. ^ DiMartino, Michael (December 22, 2014). "Korrasami Confirmed". Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Konietzko, Bryan (December 22, 2014). "Korrasami is canon.". Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014". December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san Yuri Manga Gets Anime". Anime News Network. January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ayers, Dennis (2013-12-26). ""Chozen" is Going to Be a Big Gay Hit". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  11. ^ Adventure Time cast member reveals characters sexuality
  12. ^ "Interview: Greg Weisman Talks 'Gargoyles'". Retrieved 2014-06-29.