List of animated television programs with LGBT characters
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This is a list of animated television programs with LGBT characters.
|2016||The Loud House||Nickelodeon||Howard McBride
|2015||Yurikuma Arashi||Silver Link||Kureha Tsubaki
|2014||Clarence||Cartoon Network||EJ and Sue Randell|||
|2014||Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san||Television Saitama||Yachiyo Inugami
|Chozen is a white, gay, aspiring rap superstar. He is in a relationship with fratboy-type Hunter.|
|2014||Sakura Trick||Television Saitama||Haruka Takayama
|2013-||Attack on Titan||Adult Swim||Ymir
Krista Lenz/Historia Reiss
|Ymir and Christa were confirmed to have feelings for each other on the official website for the series, along with other official merchandise. In chapter 38 of the manga the series is directly adapting, Reiner stated that he thought he didn't look like "a guy who's interested in women" while suggesting Ymir's shared homosexuality.|
|2013-||Rick and Morty||Adult Swim||Rick Sanchez||Rick has been stated to be pansexual by Justin Roiland, one of the show's creators and executive producers. This was shown in the third episode of the second season, when Rick connects with Unity, an ex-lover who is a collective hive mind of assimilated individuals from the planet they occupy. Throughout the series, Rick's sexuality has also been heavily hinted at, mostly in his backstory.|
|2013-||Steven Universe||Cartoon Network||Ruby
|In the show, Ruby and Sapphire are a romantic lesbian couple who consistently stay fused together as Garnet. Co-executive producer Ian Jones-Quartey has confirmed that according to human standards and terminology, calling Ruby and Sapphire non-binary, feminine presenting lesbians would be "a fair assessment." In the episode We Need to Talk, it is made very apparent that Pearl has attraction to another feminine-presenting character by the name of Rose Quartz and has been confirmed by one of the show's writers.|
|2012-16||Gravity Falls||Disney Channel
|In the series finale, the two men publicly express their love for each other.|
|2012–2014||The Legend of Korra||Nickelodeon||Korra
|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. Although not explicitly stated, the writers later confirmed that the two are in a romantic relationship.|
|2011-2012||Future Diary||Chiba Television Broadcasting||Aru Akise||Aru has feelings for Yuki.|
|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 at a Barnes & Noble book signing for 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 the relationship clear.|
|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)
|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".
|2009-2010||Sweet Blue Flowers||Fuji TV||Fumi Manjōme
|Sweet Blue Flowers is a yuri anime. The main character, Fumi, comes out as a lesbian in episode 4. Akira later has a relationship with Fumi in the source material the anime covers. Kyoko confesses her feelings to her female crush.|
Jean Baptiste Le Ghei
|Alice is the female transgender head corrections officer of Superjail, or better described to be the only corrections officer. She is voiced by Christy Karacas. The inmates Jean Baptiste Le Ghei and Paul Guaye are a recurring couple.|
|2007–2009||Rick & Steve: The Happiest
Gay Couple in All the World
|The series focuses on a group of gay and lesbian friends living in the gay village of West Lahunga Beach.|
|1999-2002||Courage the Cowardly Dog||Cartoon Network||Kitty
|In the episode "The Mask" clearly it is noticeable the loving relationship of Kitty and Bunny|
|1999||Mission Hill||The WB Adult Swim||Gus Duncz
|Gus and Wally are an elderly couple in their late 60s|
|1998-2000||Cardcaptor Sakura||NHK BS2||Sakura Kinomoto
Toya Kinomoto Sonomi Daidouji
|The creators of the anime have stated that they wanted to create a series that sexual minorities would be comfortable with and so they included a lot of same-sex relationships. Tomoyo Daidouji is in love with the protagonist of the show, Sakura. Sakura does not return Tomoyo's feelings, but the creators have stated that this has nothing to do with the fact Tomoyo is another girl, but rather that Sakura is just does not have romantic feelings for this one girl in particular. Sakura is shown to have a crush on a female teacher as well. Tomoyo's mother, Sonomi, confessed she was in love with Sakura's mother. Sakura's brother Toya and another boy, Yukito, are stated to be in love within the series itself. Syaoran is shown to have a crush on Yukito at the beginning of the show.|
|1997–2010||King of the Hill||Fox||Bug Gribble
|In the episode "My Own Private Rodeo," Dale's father Bug is revealed to be homosexual, and 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
|Big Gay Al is the town's prideful gay who wants people to accept gays. Stephen Stotch is bisexual and goes to the town's gay bath house. Mrs. Garrison is identified first as a gay man and later as a straight trans woman. Mr. Slave was Mrs. Garrison's husband and later the husband of Big Gay Al. Jimbo Marsh has hint of sexual relationship with his partner despite claiming that he is heterosexual. As of the episode "Tweek x Craig", Craig Tucker and Tweek Tweak are boyfriends.|
|1997||Revolutionary Girl Utena||TV Tokyo||Utena Tenjou
|The two leads of the series, Utena Tenjou and Anthy Himemiya, were confirmed to be in love by director Kunihiko Ikuhara. They were shown kissing in the second credit sequence. In addition, another major character, Juri Arisugawa, was in love with her female classmate, Shiori Takatsuki . Juri was described as "homosexual" in the DVD booklet. The commentary in the booklet indicated that Shiori also had feelings for her, but was too troubled and insecure to act on them in a healthy way. Most characters in the series were in same-gender relationships or dalliances. For instance, Kozue Kaoru was shown kissing Anthy, the male characters Akio Ohtori and Touga Kiryuu were shown in bed together, and Miki described Akio as "seducing" Touga.|
|1996–2004||Hey Arnold!||Nickelodeon||Robert Simmons
|Series creator Craig Bartlett has confirmed that the 4th grade teacher Mr. Simmons is gay, and that Eugene Horowitz "is kind of 'proto-gay', so he's uncomfortable getting close to any girl". This was never explicitly disclosed in the series, though it was hinted at in several episodes. In the episode "Arnold's Thanksgiving", it's implied that Simmons' friend Peter might actually be his boyfriend, and that Simmons' mother wants him to date a female friend.|
|1996-2003||Dexter's Laboratory||Cartoon Network||Silver Spooner||The segment "Dial M for Monkey: Barbequor" (season one, 1996) was removed from rotation after a few years of being broadcast in the United States. The short features a character named the Silver Spooner (a spoof of the Silver Surfer), which was perceived by Cartoon Network as a stereotype of gay men.|
|1996-2003||Saber Marionette J||TV Tokyo||Hanagata||Hanagata is gay and has feelings for Otaru.|
|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.|
|1992–1997||Sailor Moon||TV Asahi||Kunzite
|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 (The character, however, is suspected by many to in fact be intended as a trans woman). Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are a lesbian couple (the relationship was censored in the original English dub and they are referred to as "cousins"). The Sailor Starlights were assigned female at birth, but transform to present as male and refer to themselves as males when not fighting. Sailor Star Fighter is explicitly in love with a woman and describes themself as having "the heart of a boy" in an official series poem/song.|
|1992–1995||YuYu Hakusho||Fuji Television||Itsuki
|Itsuki is Sensui's right hand, who is interested in Sensui's personality and body. Miyuki (Demon Triad member) was assigned male at birth but is female. Miyuki's "coming out" was censored in the Funimation English dub.|
|Guest character Karl, voiced by Harvey Fierstein, was written to be gay in 1990 episode Simpson and Delilah, and takes part in a same-sex kiss. Waylon Smithers rides a float called "Stayin' in the Closet!" during Springfield's annual gay pride parade in the 2002 episode "Jaws Wired Shut"; he would later come out in season 27. 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".|
- List of LGBT characters in animation
- List of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender-related films
- List of television shows with LGBT characters
- Lists of American television episodes with LGBT themes
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