Draft:List of cartoons with LGBT characters
- Comment: content in this draft was copied from List of animated series with LGBT characters— Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 19:45, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
|This is a draft article. It is a work in progress open to editing by anyone. Please ensure core content policies are met before publishing it as a live Wikipedia article. |
List of cartoons with LGBT characters refers to animated series with LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) characters in them. This includes children's cartoons, animated sitcoms, adult animation, and animated web series.
Japanese animation, referred to as anime, has a long history of portraying LGBT character. This is especially prominent in yaoi and yuri which focus on male and female same-sex relationships, respectively, with the first yuri anime being The Rose of Versailles (1979–1980), while the first yaoi anime being Patalliro! (1982-1983). However, outside of Japan, animation in the Western world is considered to be mostly for children.
|December 17, 1989 – present||The Simpsons||Waylon Smithers||Gay||Smithers is the personal assistant of Mr. Burns and spent most of the series in the closet. Throughout the series, Smithers' closeted status was often used for humor, as in "Jaws Wired Shut" (2002), where he rides a float called "Stayin' in the Closet!" during Springfield's annual gay pride parade. In "The Burns Cage" (2016), Smithers officially comes out as gay.|
|Patty Bouvier||Lesbian||Patty officially came out in "There's Something About Marrying" (2005) which was one of the episodes that carried the occasional warning of content that might be unsuitable for children.|
|Dewey Largo||Gay||Mr. Largo is the school's music teacher. A recurring gag since the 17th-season episode "See Homer Run", are allusions that Largo is gay. The 22nd-season episode "Flaming Moe" (2011) confirmed that Largo is gay and in a relationship with an older man, also named Dewey.|
|John||Owner of a collectibles shop and appears in the episode "Homer's Phobia" (1997), voiced by John Waters. This character was used as an example for issues with homosexuality and the show expressing thoughts and feelings for them. He is also the first LGBT character that the show used.|
|Grady||They are a stereotypical gay couple, who later break up.|
|October 24, 1994 – February 15, 1997||Gargoyles||Lexington||Gay||According to series creator Greg Weisman, Lexington is gay. Greg was not allowed to explore that aspect of the character.||United States|
|Janine Renard / Fox||Bisexual|
|October 27, 1995 – January 19, 1998||Crapston Villas||Robbie||Gay||The series was one of the first animated series on British television to present openly gay characters.||United Kingdom|
|September 6, 1996 – February 12, 2000||Superman: The Animated Series||Maggie Sawyer||Lesbian||Maggie Sawyer's romantic partner Toby Raynes is seen by her bedside in several hospital scenes and later Turpin's funeral service in the two-part episode. Bruce Timm states in the commentary for "Tools of the Trade" that those scenes were the creators' way of acknowledging Sawyer's sexual orientation.||United States|
|October 7, 1996 – June 8, 2004||Hey Arnold!||Eugene Horowitz||Gay||On July 26, 2016, the show's creator Craig Bartlett stated that Eugene "is kind of 'proto-gay', so he's uncomfortable getting close to any girl" during an interview with BuzzFeed, though this was never explicitly stated during the show. Bartlett stated: "We always figured Eugene was kind of proto-gay. He's not gay yet, he just will be. He loves musical theater, and he's a wonderful guy." This was never explicitly disclosed in the series.||United States|
|Mr. Robert Simmons||On July 26, 2016, the show's creator Craig Bartlett confirmed that Mr. Simmons was indeed gay during an interview with BuzzFeed. Several episodes throughout the series hinted at Mr. Simmons' sexuality, including "Arnold's Thanksgiving", a Thanksgiving-themed episode which implies that one of his dinner guests is his boyfriend, and that Simmons' mother wants him to date a female friend. However, it was never explicitly stated he was gay.|
|October 7, 1996 – present||Arthur||Nigel Ratburn||Gay||Mr. Ratburn and another man named Patrick get married in the season 22 premiere, aired on May 13, 2019. As a result, he and his husband are the first LGBT characters in the series.||United States|
|January 12, 1997 – May 6, 2010||King of the Hill||Bug Gribble||'Gay||'In "My Own Private Rodeo," Dale's father, Bug has come out and participates in the gay rodeo circuit. Bug is married to Juan Pedro.||United States|
|August 13, 1997 – present||South Park||Big Gay Al||Gay|| He is a stereotypical homosexual man known for his flamboyant and positive demeanor. Big Gay Al openly displays his homosexuality and is an advocate for gay rights. He is Mr. Garrison's ex-boyfriend, and is married to Mr. Slave.||United States|
|Craig Tucker||Craig and Tweek are seen frequently throughout the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first seasons holding hands and hanging out with each other. It is confirmed by the official website and blog that they are in a relationship. They officially became a couple in the season 19 episode Tweek x Craig. In the season 21 episode Put It Down, Craig calls Tweek pet-names (such as 'honey' and 'babe') and Stan refers to Tweek as "[Craig's] boyfriend". In South Park: The Fractured But Whole, they are both listed as “Homosexual Cis Male” on their character sheets'.|
|Herbert Garrison (formerly Janet Garrison)||Gay
Trans woman (formerly)
|Originally presented as a closeted homosexual, the storylines have featured Garrison coming out as a gay man, then having a sex operation to become female (known as Janet Garrison), while female "becoming a lesbian", then having another operation to become male again. It is shown he still has feelings for his ex-boyfriend, Mr. Slave.|
|Mr. Slave||Gay||Mr. Slave was Mrs. Garrison's boyfriend until she made the transition into a female. He is now married to Big Gay Al.|
|Ms. Ellen||Lesbian||In "Tom's Rhinoplasty", Chef reveals that the new teacher Ms. Ellen is lesbian. Some of her male students are attracted to her and don't understand what lesbians are, and try to "become lesbians" too, to get her attention.|
|Gay||Within the South Park series and film Saddam Hussein and Satan are presented as a gay couple.|
|Sparky and the animals in Big Gay Al's Big Gay Animal Sanctuary||In "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride", Stan's dog Sparky is shown to be gay, and Big Gay Al is the owner of Big Gay Al's Big Gay Animal Sanctuary, a sanctuary for gay animals, including horses, rabbits, fish, a lion, etc.|
|Stephen Stotch||Bisexual||Despite being married to Linda, Butters' father Stephen Stotch is revealed to be a regular customer at the local gay bath house.|
|Bradley||Gay||In the episode "Cartman Sucks", Bradley becomes Butters' "accountabili-buddy" at the gay conversion camp. When camp authorities find Bradley's 1979 male underwear catalog they are both punished. After Bradley realizes that he has a crush on Butters, he comes to the conclusion that he is beyond hope and decides to end his life, ultimately convinced to come back down to safety by Butters.|
|October 2, 1997 – February 20, 2008||Space Goofs||Candy Caramilla||Genderqueer||Candy is the uptight neat freak. It gets in touch with their feminine side by sometimes disguising theirself as a woman. In many situations, Candy is the first to worry. In the Latin American version aired on Jetix/Magic Kids, Candy's gender is changed to female.||France|
|January 31, 1999 – present||Family Guy||Meg Griffin||Bisexual||Throughout the series, Meg has shown romantic interest in and dated several men. However, there have been several instances in which she has shown hints of being bisexual or a lesbian: examples of this include "Brian Sings and Swings", "Stew-Roids", and "Dial Meg for Murder". In November 2016, when asked by Splitsider if the writers will further develop the characters of Chris and Meg in future episodes, showrunner Alec Sulkin confirmed that the series crew members are working on doing so and added that there are plans for an episode where Meg comes out as a lesbian, taking inspiration from previous instances in which she exhibited signs of lesbian characteristics, like when she joins a lesbian alliance group at school in "Brian Sings and Swings" and is identified as a "transgender man" named "Ron" in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, the latter which takes place in the future. However, Sulkin also noted that the plotline has not yet been finalized and thus isn't officially set to be used in an episode. Since the end of the 16th season, various hints have been brought out in episodes referencing her ambiguous sexuality.||United States|
|Stewie Griffin||Stewie has been in relationships with female babies, but is also attracted towards males. In the commentary for Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, the writers describe how they were going to make Stewie discover he was gay, but decided to scrap this idea in order to retain Stewie's sexual ambiguity for writing purposes. MacFarlane planned for the series' third season to end with Stewie coming out of the closet after a near-death experience. The show's abrupt cancellation caused MacFarlane to abort these plans, and the episode "Queer Is Stewie?" was actually produced, but never shown.|
|Jasper||Gay||Jasper is a dog who is Brian Griffin's gay cousin. Jasper marries his partner Ricardo in "You May Now Kiss the... Uh... Guy Who Receives."|
|Herbert||Herbert is an elderly man. He has an ephebophiliac and hebephiliac attraction to young boys, and harbors unrequited love for underage teenager Chris Griffin, though most other citizens of Quahog are oblivious to his sexuality. His voice actor Mike Henry defines Herbert as a pedophile.|
|Bruce||Bruce often talks to his roommate Jeffrey. It is implied that Bruce is gay and that Jeffrey is his domestic partner, as in "Road to the North Pole" where he states in the song "All I Want for Christmas" that he wants a wedding ring from a guy named Jeffrey.|
|Sarah||Lesbian||In "Brian Sings and Swings", Sarah invites her classmate Meg Griffin to join her afterschool club. Only after accepting, Meg discovers that it is called Lesbian Alliance Club. Meg pretends to be lesbian for a while to make friends. It is shown that Sarah is attracted to Meg: when Meg visits her to confess that she is actually straight, Sarah mistakes Meg's sentences "I got to get something off my chest" and "I need to open up" as invitations to have sex.|
|Ida Davis||Trans woman||The "father" of Glenn and Brenda Quagmire and the ex-"husband" of Crystal Quagmire. Ida (formerly Dan) was a war hero in the Vietnam War. She was thought to be a homosexual by Peter. When Glenn asked his "father" if this was true, Ida claimed that she was a woman trapped in a man's body and came to Quahog for a sex change operation. Following the operation, she takes the name Ida Davis.|
|March 28, 1999 – September 4, 2013||Futurama||Enos Fry||Gay||In "Roswell that Ends Well", Philip J. Fry travels to the past and meets his grandparents Enos and Mildred in their youth. Philip encourages Enos to marry Mildred and have children, to which he replies: "Yeah, folks say that. But did you ever get the feeling you're only going with girls 'cause you're supposed to?" Enos does not show any interest in a pin-up calendar featuring a girl in skimpy clothing, but he flips some pages and happily stares at the picture of a shirtless man. Eventually, Enos dies without having any children and Philip unknowingly impregnates Mildred, thus becoming his own grandfather.||United States|
|Old Man Waterfall||Bisexual||Old Man Waterfall is a polygamist: he has seven wives and one husband.|
|September 24, 1999 – August 11, 2002||Mission Hill||Gus Duncz||Gay||Gus and Wally are an elderly couple in their late 60s.||United States|
|October 25, 2000 – November 14, 2006||As Told by Ginger||Nikki LaPorte (born name: Nicholas)||Drag queen||Nikki LaPorte is actually a guy named Nicholas as a drag queen. She/he sabotages Lois and Dr. Dave's wedding until Noelle exposes Nikki's identity.||United States|
|2001–2002||The Oblongs||Anita Bidet||Trans woman||Anita Bidet is a transgender bartender at the bar where Pickles goes to.||United States|
|Gay||Tab and Scooter are Peggy's fathers, a gay couple. They are introduced in "Bucketheads" (2001).|
|2001–2003||Time Squad||Larry 3000||Gay||Larry 3000's voice actor Mark Hamill implied Larry could easily have been interpreted as gay in the cartoon, due to his femininity and presentation as the "gay best friend" to Cleopatra in "Shop like an Egyptian", although Larry has stated on multiple occasions he dislikes humans in general. However, this show never stated his sexuality.||United States|
|2001–2004||Braceface||Mark "Dion" Jones||Gay||Canon gay male character.||Canada|
|2002–2003||Clone High||Wally and Carl||Gay||Wally and Carl are a gay couple, and the foster parents of JFK.||Canada, United States|
|2003–2016||Eddsworld||Kim and Katya||Bisexual, Lesbian||In the Episode, "The Dudette Next Door", Edd and Tord meet Kim and instantly fall in love with her, hence trying various ways to impress her. After Kim gives Tord a kiss, Edd gets upset and starts a fight with him. Later, Katya walks up to Kim after greeting her and they kiss each other, leaving both Edd and Tord heartbroken.||United Kingdom|
|2003–present||Red vs. Blue||Kaikaina "Sister" Grif||Bisexual||Kaikaina "Sister" Grif is an openly bisexual woman, previously being bi-curious, who appears as a main character in Season 5 and The Shisno Paradox.||United States|
|Agent Ohio / "Vera"||Lesbian||Agent Ohio is a lesbian woman and an agent of Project Freelancer who appeared in two episodes of Season 14.|
|Sherry||Lesbian||Sherry is a lesbian woman and a soldier for Charon Industries who appeared in one episode of Season 14. Her sexuality was confirmed by the episode's writer, Shannon McCormick.|
|2004–2007||Drawn Together||Xandir P. Wifflebottom||Gay||Xandir is labeled as a "totally gay video game adventurer" during the show's first episode, and on a never-ending quest to save his girlfriend.
In the episode "Gay Bash", he comes to terms with his homosexuality after having his arm bitten off by the Wood Beast, a creature that determines a person's sexuality by biting off the arms of homosexuals and keeping the arms of heterosexuals intact. His housemates then throw him a party exclusively for homosexuals. Xandir is convinced by Foxxy to come out via telephone to his girlfriend, who, after being told he is gay, breaks up with him. Devastated by the break-up, he commits suicide by repeatedly stabbing himself and respawning — with one life remaining — keeping his housemates awake at night. Clara suggests he could wish himself straight with the use of a magic lamp, a wish the genie of the lamp is offended by and refuses to grant, over which Xandir threatens to take his last life. The genie stops him to reveal that he himself is gay and falls in love with him shortly before getting captured by Lord Slashstab, thus beginning Xandir's never-ending quest to save him.
In "Xandir and Tim, Sitting in a Tree", Xandir has an affair with Captain Hero's gay alter ego, Tim Tommerson.
|Foxxy Love||Bisexual||Foxxy has relations with both men and women, but preferably with the former. She makes out with Princess Clara in the show's first episode "Hot Tub", and has a brief BDSM relationship with Captain Hero in "Requiem for a Reality Show".|
|Captain Hero||Pansexual||Captain Hero is shown to be sexually aroused by an array of paraphilias and will have sex with anything and anyone. He and Foxxy Love form a brief BDSM relationship in "Requiem for a Reality Show", and as his gay alter ego Tim Tommerson, has an affair with Xandir in "Xandir and Tim, Sitting in a Tree".|
|2004–2010||6Teen||Jean||Lesbian|| A one-time character, that was revealed to be a lesbian. When questioned, Jean thought a main character was asking her out. She told her that she was a lesbian, but she had a girlfriend.||Canada|
|Kevin||Gay|| A one-time character, Kevin revealed to be gay. When Kevin leaves his bag in her workplace by mistake a main character, Caitlin, starts to get a crush on him and leaves him a note. It turns out that he's been leaving secret notes for her for a while. Near the end of the episode, they meet and Kevin is disappointed to learn that Caitlin is a girl. Caitlin is confused by his reaction until another character explains that "Kevin plays for the other team", meaning he is gay.|
|2004–2010||bro'Town||Brother Ken||Genderqueer||Brother Ken is the principal of the school and is fa'afafine, a Samoan concept for a third gender, a person who is born biologically male but is raised and sees themself as female. Because the concept does not readily translate, when the series was broadcast on Adult Swim Latin America, a decision was made not to translate Samoan words and just present them as part of the "cultural journey".||New Zealand|
|2004–present||The Venture Bros.||The Alchemist
|Gay||The Alchemist and Shore Leave are in an on-again, off-again relationship. [non-primary source needed]||United States|
|Virginia "Ginnie" Dunne||Lesbian||Dr. Quymn's bodyguard is shown to be a lesbian, and was shown to try and convert Dr. Quymn.|
|2005–2014||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Kyoshi||Bisexual||Avatar Kyoshi is one of the previous reincarnations of Aang and Korra. She appears in both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, but her sexuality is not mentioned in either animated series.
In the graphic novel The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, she is shown to be bisexual. She is described as unable to affect progress towards acceptance of same-sex relationships because the Earth Kingdom is the "slowest to accept change" and "the most militaristically repressive".
|2005–2008||Moral Orel||Stephanie Putty||Lesbian||Stephanie is a lesbian character who's revealed to have fallen in unrequited love with her old high school best friend, Kim Latchkey. Kim used Stephanie in high school to get Kim's future husband jealous by pretending that she and Stephanie were dating (though Stephanie believed at the time that it was real). Stephanie's father, Reverend Putty, points out that Kim never cared about her and helps his daughter move on from her.||United States|
|Coach Daniel Stopframe||Bisexual||Orel's bisexual coach as well as Shapey's biological father, Daniel lusts after their father, Clay, and at one point has sex with three women and a dog.|
|2005–2011||Fudêncio e Seus Amigos||Zezé Maria||Genderqueer||Zezé Maria is one of the students at the school. His/her name may be roughly translated into "Joe-Joe Mary".[a] Zezé has the appearance of a little girl and a manly voice. In this Portuguese-language cartoon, Zezé is often referred to using pronouns and articles[b] of either gender.
Zezé is shown to be attracted to men in "A Namorada do Zezé" ("Zezé's Girlfriend"). In "Gay!!" all the students become temporarily gay except Conrado, and Zezé Maria calls herself a lesbian, but Funérea (another girl) rejects her on the grounds that she became a lesbian too and does not think of Zezé as a girl.
|Jacques Janine Costeaul||Gay||In "Gay!!", Jacques is a gay teacher hired to give a lecture about respecting the sexual orientation of other people. This causes all the students, except Conrado, to switch their orientations and become gay.|
|Policeman Delcídio||Gay||He is an openly gay policeman.|
|2005–2014||The Boondocks||Gangstalicious||Gay||He is a closet homosexual and goes to great lengths to keep this secret from the public. He was formerly involved in a secret homosexual affair with a gangster named Lincoln who attempts to kill Gangstalicious for betraying their love while on tour, and at some point assaulted a record label executive and rapped about it on TRL only to be arrested later. He was also involved in a relationship with a hip-hop video vixen named Jessica Ethelberg, who later wrote a book revealing he was gay (despite the fact that there were already countless obvious clues to the fact beforehand).||United States|
|The Booty Warrior||Gay||The Booty Warrior is a homosexual prison inmate who is based on real-life convicted serial rapist Fleece Johnson in appearance, voice, and personality, though here The Booty Warrior's mannerisms (and obsession with anally raping men) are more of a caricature of Johnson's than anything else. In "A Date With the Booty Warrior", it is revealed that The Booty Warrior was convicted due to raping Chris Hansen. During a program where troubled schoolchildren are sent to prison where they will learn what happens there at which Tom was chaperoning, Booty Warrior developed a lust for Tom and holds him hostage with a shank he stole from Tom (who took it from Riley prior to the field trip) in an attempt to rape him, and a riot ensues. The Booty Warrior stalks Tom in his attempt to anally violate him, but loses when he steps on wet soap.|
|Walter Sweetlove||Bisexual||Walter Sweetlove is the leader of Yes Homo, a gay rights organization. A protege of Rollo Goodlove, he also uses activism for ultimately greedy ends.|
|2005–present||American Dad!||Roger||Pansexual||Roger is the very zany pansexual alien who lives in the Smith family's attic. Roger is shown to assume different aliases and a carousel of seemingly-endless. Roger has, however, abused this practice, leading numerous lives and outrageously deceiving numerous people. In fact, some of Roger's characters are in prison, while others are widely despised, and others somehow have full-fledged human families and are even married; he sometimes says that he is a graduate of Howard University. Roger also uses several of these personas to act in a criminal manner, as several of his personas have been seen to engage in robbery, sexual assault, police corruption, identity theft, drug trafficking, child abuse and with one persona even admitting to being wanted "for a series of prostitute murders".||United States|
|Gay||Greg and Terry have a penchant for minor bickering, flirting, and working on stereotypical "couples' issues" on the set or in other scenes of the show. Greg is a member of the Log Cabin Republicans. He is presented as being very culturally sophisticated, at one point causing Stan to choose him over Francine as his guest to get into Avery Bullock's high-end party. Greg and Terry have a surrogate baby daughter, Liberty Belle. Before Libby's birth, Greg is panicky, questioning his ability and readiness to be a father, but immediately loves Libby upon holding her for the first time. Greg is the "power top" in his and Terry's relationship and was once involved in a heterosexual marriage, during a period of time in which he was "confused" and believed he was heterosexual. Terry once goes out for a night with Stan as Stan erroneously attempts to "become gay" by choice, though they stop short of having sex when Stan realizes that he cannot choose to be gay.|
|Linda Memari||Bisexual||Linda is one of the neighbors of the Smith family. Linda saved Francine from the Lady Bugs, a social group for women who cheat on their husbands, by kissing her. It has been suggested that Linda may not be attracted to her husband and is, in reality, a closeted lesbian. In an attempt to hit on Francine, she rearranged her clothes to make her bust more prominent and knocked on the Smiths' door (prompting a drunk Stan to comment "When did you get those?"). After thinking that Stan was beating Francine, she makes an awkward excuse to leave. Francine then says, "She's a weird chick." Linda's husband is apparently resigned to her preferences, and asks, in a defeated tone, if he can "at least watch this time" when he sees Linda eying Francine.|
|2006–present||Lizzy the Lezzy||Lizzy||Lesbian||The titular character of the web-television series. The series follows the life of this woman who talks mostly about her lesbian interests. Lizzy is sometimes joined by her best friend, Gary and they often talk about the problems they have with being homosexuals.||United States, Israel|
|Gary||Gay||Gary the Gay is Lizzy's best friend who is openly gay. He and Lizzy confide in each other and often discuss the problems they face being homosexuals.|
|Nic||Bisexual||Nic the Bi-Chick is one of Lizzy's friends. According to her identity and nickname, she is bisexual.|
|2007–2009||Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World||Rick Brocka
|Gay||During the series, the gay couple Rick and Steve have a baby with the lesbian couple Dana and Kirsten.||United States, Canada|
|Gay||Chuck Masters and Evan Martinez are a male gay couple.|
|2007–2010||Chowder||Kimchi||Genderqueer||Kimchi is Chowder's pet stink cloud. In earlier episodes, he had an ambiguous gender and was often referred by other characters with singular pronouns (e.g. 'that thing' and 'it'). However, from the episode, "My Big Fat Stinky Wedding", he is revealed to be male.||United States|
|2007–2011||The Nutshack||Cherry Pie||Trans woman||Cherry Pie is a friendly and flirtatious Vietnamese trans woman who runs a salon and is a virgin.||United States|
|Rainbow Scout||Gay||Rainbow Scout is a gay male character developed around common gay stereotypes.|
|2008–2014||Superjail!||Alice||Trans woman||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.||United States|
|Jean Baptiste Le Ghei
|Gay||The inmates Jean Baptiste Le Ghei and Paul Guaye are a recurring couple.|
|2009||Sit Down, Shut Up||Andrew LeGustambos||Bisexual||Andrew is a flamboyant and bisexual drama teacher whose last name in Spanish roughly translates to "he likes both", a reference to his sexual orientation. He is in love with Larry Littlejunk and Miracle Grohe, with whom he hopes to get into a relationship should they become a couple.||United States|
|2009||The Goode Family||Mo
|Lesbian||Mo and Trish are a lesbian couple.||United States|
|Lesbian||Souki and Jenn are a lesbian couple.|
|2009–2013||The Cleveland Show||"Auntie" Momma Tubbs (Kevin Tubbs)||Genderqueer||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.||United States|
|Bisexual, Gay||Terry, Cleveland's co-worker, marries his husband Paul in "Terry Unmarried". In the same episode, Cleveland asks if Terry is gay; Terry answers no, much to Cleveland's cheer. But Terry replies he's attracted to both genders, much to Cleveland's dismay.|
|2009–present||Archer||Pam Poovey||Bisexual||Pam is the bisexual director of human resources.||United States|
|Ray Gillette||Gay||Ray is an openly gay secret agent, and a former Olympic medalist in skiing.|
|Woodhouse||Gay||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.|
|April 5, 2010 – September 3, 2018||Adventure Time||Princess Bubblegum||Bisexual||On August 7, 2014, at a Barnes & Noble book signing for Martin Olson's book, The Adventure Time Encyclopædia, Olivia Olson confirmed that Marceline and Princess Bubblegum had dated; which can explain their rivalry and why they had trouble getting along with the other in the past. According to Olson, since the show airs in some countries where same-sex relationships are illegal, Marceline and Princess Bubblegum's relationship cannot be depicted on the TV series. She stated that their relationship may be mentioned in an upcoming book, but had no further statements regarding the two. Additionally, Princess Bubblegum used to date the male character Mr. Cream Puff and Marceline dated a male wizard named Ash. Their relationship finally became official during the series finale, where both share an on-screen kiss.||United States|
|Marceline the Vampire Queen|
|BMO||Genderqueer||BMO is neither male nor female. In the show both the pronoun "he" and the term "m'lady" have been used in reference to BMO. While BMO is an object used for recreation by Finn and Jake, it is still considered a close friend and treated as an equal by the two. BMO speaks English with a Korean accent.|
|June 27, 2010 – March 25, 2012||Mary Shelley's Frankenhole||Sanguinaire Polidori||Gay||Polidori is openly gay and the partner of Victor.||United States|
|November 26, 2010 – present||Young Justice||Multiple characters||LGBTQ||According to series creator Greg Weisman, the show included LGBT characters during its first two seasons.||United States|
|Marie Logan||Lesbian or Bisexual||Marie Logan is introduced in the first season as the mother of Garfield Logan / Beast Boy. As detailed in the tie-in comic series, Marie was killed by Queen Bee in the five-year time skip between the first and second seasons. Queen Bee used her abilities of pheremone control to enthral Marie and kill herself by driving off a cliff. Since Queen Bee's abilities only work on people that are sexually attracted to women, Marie was either a lesbian or bisexual.|
|January 9, 2011 – present||Bob's Burgers||Marshmallow||Trans woman||Marshmallow is a transgender sex worker.||United States|
|Marbles||Trans woman||Marbles is a transgender sex worker.|
|Glitter||Trans woman||Glitter is a transgender sex worker who is said to be going under gender reassignment because she mentions the town being full of "Doctors who refuse to cut off your penis".|
|Cha-Cha||Trans woman||Cha-Cha is a transgender sex worker.|
|Dalton Crespin||Gay||He had a boyfriend whom he broke up with prior to the episode "The Bleakening" who is now boyfriends with another one of his ex-boyfriends.|
|October 2, 2011 – June 14, 2015||China, IL||Crystal Peppers||Trans woman||Crystal is a transgender woman. It was implied she only had top surgery, as she had testicles up until "Coming Out of the Casket", when they're amputated by Steve and placed in a glass jar on his bookcase.||United States|
|October 27, 2011 – December 29, 2011||Good Vibes||Voneeta Teets||Bisexual||The sex-ed teacher at Del Toro High. She is a bisexual who weighs 400 pounds and gets around in a motorized scooter, but she is immensely proud of her body and is insatiably horny.||United States|
|October 30, 2011 – December 18, 2011||Allen Gregory||Richard De Longpre||Gay, Bisexual||Richard and Jeremy are the fathers of the title character. Jeremy is a former social worker who had a loving wife and family, although this changed after Richard became one of his clients. Richard was attracted to Jeremy to the point where he started stalking him and his family until Jeremy finally agreed to be his husband. It is said that Jeremy is actually heterosexual but left his wife and children for Richard, who offered him an easy, no-maintenance life as his trophy husband.||United States|
|Jeremy De Longpre|
|March 23, 2012 – present||Doc McStuffins||Thea
|Lesbian||The title character, Dottie "Doc" McStuffins, routinely interacts with toys, dolls, and stuffed animals that have come to life. In episode "The Emergency Plan" (August 5, 2017), two dolls form a lesbian married couple and are parents of two doll children. This was the first same-sex couple featured in a Disney Junior pre-school series.||United States|
|April 14, 2012 – December 19, 2014||The Legend of Korra||Asami Sato
|Bisexual||In The Legend of Korra, both Asami and Korra are romantically involved with Mako at different points. 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. The creators later confirmed that the intention of the ending scene was to show Asami and Korra becoming a romantic couple.
In the graphic novel The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, which is the sequel to the animated series, Korra and Asami are in a relationship.
|Kya||Lesbian||Kya is Aang's daughter who appears in The Legend of Korra. Her sexuality is not mentioned in the animated series, but in the sequel graphic novel The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, she is shown to be lesbian and gives advice to Korra and Asami about coming out.|
|Kyoshi||Bisexual||Avatar Kyoshi is one of the previous reincarnations of Aang and Korra. She appears in both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, but her sexuality is not mentioned in either animated series.
In the graphic novel The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, she is shown to be bisexual. She is described as unable to affect progress towards acceptance of same-sex relationships because the Earth Kingdom is the "slowest to accept change" and "the most militaristically repressive".
|June 15, 2012 – February 15, 2016||Gravity Falls||Sheriff Blubs
|Gay||In the series finale, the two men publicly express their love for each other.||United States|
|November 8, 2012 – present||Bravest Warriors||Plum||Bisexual||She seems to have a crush on Chris as seen in Gas Powered Stick when she flirts and kisses him, but that could've been a ruse in order to remove the peach pit that gave Chris X-ray vision. Furthermore, on numerous occasions, she has identified as bisexual.||United States, Canada|
|January 5, 2013 – February 1, 2014||Dofus: The Treasures of Kerubim||Simone
|Lesbian||Julie shows attraction towards Simone the minute she sees her. Simone is seen going on dates with Julie in various episodes of the show.||France|
|July 18, 2013 – present||RWBY||Ilia Amitola||Lesbian||Ilia confessed that she has held onto romantic feelings for her former-current-best friend Blake Belladonna. Miles Luna, one of the show runners, confirmed her sexuality in a 2018 Reddit AMA.||United States|
|Saphron and Terra Cotta-Arc||Lesbian||Saphron is the sister of Jaune Arc, she and her wife with their son Adrian made their debut in the seventh episode of Volume 6 "The Grimm Reaper".|
|August 1, 2013 – November 3, 2015||The Awesomes||Zip Danger / "Frantic"||Gay||Frantic is forcibly outed under media pressure in S2E5, "The Awesomes' Awesome Show". He later falls for Christopher, a member of villain team The Gay Mafia.||United States|
|Tomboy||Lesbian||Originally presenting as Gadget Gal's nemesis, she is outed in S1E3, "Baby Got Backstory", as using the feud to cope with her own romantic feelings for her.|
|Steven||Gay||Steven is a member of villain team The Gay Mafia, and makes his debut in S3E8, "The Gayfather".|
|Christopher||Gay||Christopher makes his debut appearance as member of villain team The Gay Mafia in S3E8, "The Gayfather". He falls for Frantic immediately upon meeting him, and sabotages his team's efforts as a result.|
|The Gayfather||Gay||The Gayfather is the leader of villain team The Gay Mafia, and makes his debut in S3E8, "The Gayfather".|
|November 4, 2013 – present||Steven Universe||Pearl||Lesbian, Genderqueer||In "We Need to Talk", it is very apparent that Pearl, a female-presenting non-binary gem, is attracted to another gem named Rose Quartz, her now-deceased leader. Her feelings are later confirmed romantic in nature and reciprocated by Rose. In "Last One Out of Beach City", Pearl is attracted to a female human.||United States|
|Lesbian, Genderqueer||Two sexless but feminine-presenting members of the Crystal Gems who have a romantic relationship with each other, and stay permanently fused to form Garnet. Also the co-executive producer, Ian Jones-Quartey, has confirmed that, according to human standards and terminology, calling Ruby a non-binary, feminine-presenting lesbian would be "a fair assessment". On July 6, 2018, the episode "Reunited" aired, on which Ruby and Sapphire got married, kissed, and fused into Garnet.|
|Rose Quartz / Pink Diamond||Pansexual, Genderqueer||The Crystal Gems describe her to Steven as loving and seeing beauty in all forms of life, and flashback episodes show the development of her relationship with Greg from infatuation into love and understanding. She also prior to this, had a relationship with Pearl while fighting.|
|Stevonnie||Non-binary||Stevonnie is a fusion of both Steven and Connie. Steven and Connie identify as male and female respectively, but the gender of Stevonnie is difficult to describe. Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe, referred to an inquiry on Stevonnie's gender—whether Stevonnie is agender, bigender, or something else—by stating that "Stevonnie is an experience! The living relationship between Steven and Connie." Sugar described Stevonnie as a complex and specific metaphor, that becomes relatable as it takes shape in the form of a unique character. Besides challenging gender norms, Stevonnie serves as a metaphor for "terrifying firsts in a first relationship," the feeling of hitting puberty, and objectification. Stevonnie is commonly referred to using gender neutral pronouns (such as the singular they), and both male and female characters seem to be physically attracted to Stevonnie.|
|December 2, 2013 – present||Rick and Morty||Rick Sanchez||Pansexual||Rick has been stated to be pansexual by Justin Roiland, one of the show's creators and executive producers. This was shown in "Auto Erotic Assimilation", 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 alluded to, mostly in his backstory.||United States|
|Sleepy Gary||Bisexual||In "Total Rickall", Sleepy Gary is one of the dozens of aliens that alter the memories of Rick, Morty, Beth and Summer in order to pose as friends and family members. Because of the fake memories, Beth believes herself to be married with Sleepy Gary, and Jerry believes he is having a secret affair with him.|
|December 21, 2013 – present||The Crumpets||Grownboy & Steve||Bisexual, Gay||In "Cheep Shot" ("Cui-cui la praline" in French), Grownboy visits his family and tells his mother that Steve left him. He follows a bird wounded by his mother's automatic Gatling gun to the lawn next door. He meets Ms. McBrisk and they bond together over their devotion to bird caring. When Steve is looking for Grownboy, he meets McBrisk at her doorstep and she forces him to leave. Afterwards, McBrisk desperately persuades Grownboy to get married instantly, which he agrees. After Steve's car hit the bird Grownboy and McBrisk had released, he learns it's head band's color matches the one Grownboy would use for a bandage and returns to the house. Steve disrupts the wedding, which is only attended by birds and hosted by an online speaker, and pleads and offers Grownboy a ring which he accepts excitedly. The speaker recognizes the newly wedded men before they depart in Steve's car.||France|
|April 14, 2014 – June 24, 2018||Clarence||EJ Randell
|Lesbian||EJ and Sue, who were introduced in "Jeff Wins", the 29th episode of Clarence, are Jeff's mothers.||United States|
|Kevin||Gay||Kevin has an unnamed boyfriend as revealed in the episode "Neighborhood Grill".|
|August 22, 2014 – present||BoJack Horseman||Kelsey Jannings||Lesbian||While she is calling BoJack to tell him that they are replacing Andrew Garfield's with him, Kelsey says "I get enough of that from my ex-wife along with newspaper clippings about gluten.||United States|
|Herb Kazzaz||Gay||Herb appears to be a friendly, upbeat, and supportive person who believes in everyone on board and cares for them. Herb's closeted homosexuality was first hinted at by Charlotte's statement: "I don't think I'm the person Herb's looking for," a mere scene before Herb steals a kiss from BoJack at Griffith Park. He was later removed from the show after it was revealed that he was indeed gay. Herb could possibly be bisexual, as he once dated Charlotte, although that could have been a cover to throw people off, or he was unsure of his sexuality at the time.|
|Todd Chavez||Asexual||In the season 3 finale, Todd confides in his friend Emily that he doesn't think he is either straight or gay, and in fact "might be nothing". He explores the identity further in season 4 and accepts his asexuality, while meeting others who share his orientation.|
|January 18, 2015 – May 19, 2019||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Jackie Lynn Thomas||Bisexual||Jackie-Lynn and Marco start dating in the season 2 episode "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown", but ended their relationship in the season 3 episode "Sophomore Slump". In the season 4 episode "Britta's Tacos", it is revealed that Jackie is in a relationship with a French girl named Chloé.||United States|
|September 7, 2015 – October 9, 2015 (US)
January 4, 2016 – February 15, 2016 (CA)
|Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race||Tom||Ambiguously Gay||A producer on The Ridonculous Race said that she "interprets Jacques and Tom as gay" but that "nothing is canon."||United States (2015), Canada (2016)|
|May 2, 2016 – present||The Loud House||Howard and Harold McBride||Gay||Howard and Harold are the adoptive fathers of Clyde McBride, who is the best friend of protagonist Lincoln Loud. Howard and Harold are overprotective of their son and shower Clyde with attention. They are the first pair of married male characters to be depicted on a Nickelodeon series.||United States|
|Luna Loud||Bisexual||Luna shows attraction to Hugh, Lincoln's tutor, in "Study Muffin", and sends a love letter to a girl named Sam in "L is for Love".|
|June 10, 2016 – December 14, 2018||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Takashi Shirogane, Adam, Curtis||Gay||Shiro and Adam were romantically involved before the start of the Kerberos mission. However they broke up. Shiro went into space and several years later Adam dies fighting the Galra.
However, the epilogue at the end of eighth and final season, shows Shiro being married to a background character introduced in Season 8. The two shared an on-screen kiss.
|September 19, 2016 – October 14, 2016||Prisoner Zero||Del Rev
|Gay||Del refers to Bowi as his husband in the final episode of season 1. In addition, throughout the series there are examples of their relationship, including the fact that they have the same last name, raised a child together, and the way the other characters voice concerns about how Del will react to Bowi's death. What looks like a wedding photo can be seen in a flashback episode.||Australia|
|January 7, 2017 – May 11, 2018||Spiritpact||Yang Jinghua and Duanmi Xi||Bisexual, Gay||Yang Jinghua is a poor man who barely makes money selling charms and fixing electronics. He is killed and his spirit is found by Duanmi xi, head of a large family specilizing in exorcism under the guise of being pharmacists. He forms a contract with Yang and later enters into a vow that is the equivalent of marriage. The two show a strong attraction towards each other and their bond deepens over the course of the story. Yang shows interest in women but remains loyal to Duanmi.||China|
|June 30, 2017||Danger & Eggs||Multiple||Multiple||Multiple LGBTQ characters||United States|
|August 1, 2017 – present||OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes||Red Action||Lesbian||In a Reddit Q&A with Ian Jones-Quartey, a fan asked in regards to hearing a rumor if Kali Hawk's character, Red Action, being confirmed to be gay true and has also asked the same for Enid being bisexual. Ian replied, "True and True". In addition, in the episode, "We Messed Up", when Enid sees Mr. Gar has a picture of KO's mom when she was younger, she eagerly asks who the babe is  and when Enid and K.O. are biking to Rad's house in "Hope This Flies", Enid's helmet has a peace sign sticker colored like the bisexual pride flag.||United States|
|August 28, 2017 – September 15, 2018||Mysticons||Zarya Moonwolf and Kitty Boon||Lesbian||In the episode "The Princess and the Pirate" the two were supposed to share a kiss after Zarya tells Kitty that she loves her. The kiss was cut from the final airing by the network, but the creator confirmed the two as a couple.||Canada|
|September 29, 2017 – present||Big Mouth||Matthew||Gay||Matthew is a flamboyantly gay student with a love of drama and spreading gossip. He is voiced by Andrew Rannells.||United States|
|Shannon Glaser||Bisexual||Shannon is the mother of Jessi Glaser. Despite her already being married to her husband, Greg, she is shown to be secretly cheating on him by dating Cantor Dina Reznick, another woman. Cantor is a recurring character in the show and Shannon's love interest.|
|Cantor Dina Reznick||Lesbian|
|Jay Bilzerian||Bisexual||He has shown various moments of being sexually attracted to women as well as Matthew, even sharing a kiss with one another after Jay stated the phrase, "Hey, man, a mouth's a mouth".|
|December 8, 2017 – present||Freedom Fighters: The Ray||Ray Terrill / The Ray||Gay||Ray and John go to a bar where Ray fails to ask a man on a date. As Ray struggles with his recent unemployment and avoids coming out to his conservative parents, the Ray from Earth-X emerges through a breach and hands the cortex off to his Earth-1 counterpart, along with his powers, before succumbing to his injuries. In Episode 3, John and Ray go back to the bar and Ray strikes up a conversation with the man, Jacob in which later becomes his lover.||United States|
|June 6, 2018 – present||Big City Greens||Alexander and Terry||Gay||Alexander and Terry are a male couple who sometimes bicker over their relationship.||United States|
|July 7, 2018 – present||Summer Camp Island||Ghost's dads||Gay||In the end of episode 8 "Ghost the Boy", a character named Ghost is reunited with his two dads.||United States|
|July 9, 2018 – present||Mo Dao Zu Shi||Wei Wuxian and Lan Wanji||Bisexual, Gay||Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji are love interests in the series. Wei Wuxian is known for his flirting with girls, despite never even kissing one. Lan Wangji falls in love with Wei Wuixian before Wei dies and remains dead for thirteen years until he is brought back to life. It is later revealed that Lan Wangji loved Wei throughout those thirteen years after Wei Wuxian has come to realize he is in love with Lan Wangji himself. They get married and adopt a kid at the end of the series.||China|
|August 21, 2018 – present||16 Hudson||Paul and Bayani||Gay||Main character Luc is adopted by Paul and Bayani, making 16 Hudson the first preschool show to feature a main character with two dads.||Canada|
|August 31, 2018 – present||Paradise PD||Stanley Hopson||Bisexual||Stanley has many stories of having gay sex with several famous people, throughout history. Most of these figures were confirmed to be LGBT, but some of them weren't. Given Stanley's dementia, it's unknown how much of the things he says are actually true, but given the high-concept nature of his life, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that all of it is factual. In "Police Academy", he had a romance with a woman named Esmeralda, meaning that he is bisexual.||United States|
|September 1, 2018 – present||Transformers: Cyberverse||Acid Storm||Genderfluid||Acid Storm is a Seeker and member of the Decepticons.||United States|
|September 14, 2018 – present||The Dragon Prince||LGBTQ||The creators of The Dragon Prince have confirmed that the show will feature LGBT characters.||United States|
|Queens of Duren||Lesbian||In the second season, Queen Aanya is shown as the ruler of the Kingdom of Duren. Her mothers, the Queens, died nine years prior to the beginning of the series while fighting Thunder, the Dragon King.|
|November 13, 2018 – present||She-Ra and the Princesses of Power||Netossa||Lesbian||Netossa and Spinnerella are both members of the Princess Alliance by the beginning of the series, a group composed of magical girls that oppose Hordak.||United States|
|George & Lance||Gay||It was revealed at New York Comic Con on October 4, 2018, by Aimee Carrero (Princess Adora / She-Ra) that main character Bow has two dads.
They first appear in the season two finale, where it's revealed that they are historians, living in a library in the Whispering Woods. They are initially unaware that Bow has been helping in the Rebellion.
|January 26, 2019 – present||gen:LOCK||Val/entina Romanyszyn||Genderfluid||In Episode 4, Val/entina mentioned that they are genderfluid, going by the name "Val" when male-presenting and "Valentina" when female-presenting.||United States|
|March 15, 2019 – present||Love, Death & Robots||Sonnie||Lesbian||In a dystopian cyberpunk future, a scarred and traumatized Sonnie partakes in gruesome death matches where engineered beasts mercilessly tear each other apart for sport to entertain the sadistic, rich and powerful. She is seduced by the mistress of a sinister man who bet on her beast.||United States|
|May 3, 2019 – present||Tuca & Bertie||Meredith & Pat||Lesbian||Meredith and Pat are a married lesbian couple.||United States|
|TBD||Q-Force||Q-Force members||LGBTQ+||The series will focus on the adventures of a secret agent and "his team of fellow LGBTQ super-spies".||United States|
- In Portuguese, "Zezé" is a reduplication of "Zé", a familiar form of "José", which is equivalent to English "Joseph", and "Maria" is equivalent to English "Mary". "Zezé Maria" is a normal masculine name, as it is not unknown for men in Portuguese-speaking countries to be called José Maria or Zé Maria. However, José is a masculine name and Maria is a feminine name, hinting at the character's gender ambiguity.
- In Portuguese, Zezé Maria is referred to by pronouns ele ("he") and ela ("she"), as well as articles o (masculine "the") and a (feminine "the").
- Corson, Suzanne (April 30, 2007). "Yuricon Celebrates Lesbian Anime and Manga". AfterEllen.com. Lesbian Nation. Archived from the original on February 25, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
- Bollmann, T. (2010). He-romance for her – yaoi, BL and shounen-ai. In E. Niskanen (Ed.), Imaginary Japan: Japanese Fantasy in Contemporary Popular Culture (pp.42-46). Turku: International Institute
- Krell, Jason (April 8, 2014). "Why Saying Animation Is Only For Kids Is Bullshit". Gizmodo. Gizmodo Media Group. Archived from the original on July 12, 2017. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
- Johnson (2010), p. 267
- Johnson (2010), p. 268
- "Smithers To Come Out As Gay To Mr Burns". Sky News. Sky. September 29, 2015. Archived from the original on October 2, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
- Johnson (2010), p. 255
- "Interview: Greg Weisman Talks 'Gargoyles'". Comicmix.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
- Norris, Van (2014-08-01). British Television Animation 1997–2010: Drawing Comic Tradition. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 221–. ISBN 9781137330949. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- Flaherty, Keely. "At Long Last, We Know Arnold's Full Name On "Hey Arnold"". BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- Warner, Sam (2019-05-14). "Classic animated show Arthur reveals one of its main characters is LGBTQ+". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
- Ryder, Sherie (2019-05-14). "US cartoon's gay wedding praised". Retrieved 2019-05-15.
- Johnson, Jo (2010). ""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 (ed.). Queers in American Popular Culture. Praeger, ©2010. pp. 255–280. ISBN 9780313354571.
- 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.
- Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew (2008-09-11). Taking South Park Seriously. SUNY Press. pp. 155–. ISBN 9780791475669. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- "Craig Tucker". Official South Park Studios Wiki.
- Thompson, Dave (2014-08-01). South Park FAQ: All That's Left to Know About The Who, What, Where, When and #%$ of America's Favorite Mountain Town. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. pp. 78–. ISBN 9781495002076. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- Runions, Erin (2014-03-01). The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty. Fordham University Press. pp. 185–. ISBN 9780823257362. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- Newman, Vicki (November 27, 2016). "Family Guy's Meg Griffin 'to come out as lesbian' ... but will she still go on to become transgender man Ron?". Daily Mirror. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
- Ennis, Dawn (November 28, 2016). "Is Meg Griffin of 'Family Guy' About to Come Out as a Lesbian?". LGBTQ Nation. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
- "The Griffin Winter Games". Family Guy. Season 17. Episode 7. November 18, 2018. "As Meg is about to state that she is a bi-athlete, Stewie interrupts her as she says, 'bi-' and replies, 'knew it' before Meg says 'athlete' to which he later replies, 'didn't knew it'. This hints that Stewie is well aware of Meg not being straight"
- "Trump Guy". Family Guy. Season 17. Episode 11. January 13, 2019. "Meg develops attraction to Donald Trump's daughter, by exclaiming: 'Oh...my...girl boner...', whilst walking in on her"
- "Trans-Fat". Family Guy. Season 17. Episode 13. February 17, 2019. "While Ida and Peter are in a gay bar, Meg comes out of one of the rooms (during her pursuit to randomly kill civilians), and calmly takes a break at one of the tables."
- Watson, Jamie Carlin; Arp, Robert (2011-07-26). What's Good on TV: Understanding Ethics Through Television. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 182–. ISBN 9781444343014. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- Mike, Henry (November 2006). "IGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: FAMILY GUY'S MIKE HENRY". IGN. Archived from the original on 2012-10-23.
- "A Taste of Freedom". Futurama. Season 4. Episode 59. December 22, 2002.
- "Bucketheads". The Oblongs. Episode 4. April 22, 2001.
- "Game, Set, and Match". Braceface. Season 3. 22 October 2004. CBS.
- Bell, Crystal (28 July 2015). "11 Times You Felt Mortified For Sharon Spitz On 'Braceface'". MTV. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
- Director: Writers: (February 11, 2010). "Role Reversal". 6Teen. Season 4. Episode 91. Teletoon.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- Director: Writers: (February 10, 2008). "Bicker Me Not". 6Teen. Season 3. Episode 70. Teletoon.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- Johnson, Derek; Kompare, Derek; Santo, Avi (2014-08-01). Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries. NYU Press. pp. 57–. ISBN 9780814764558. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- Director: (Jackson Publick) Writer: (Doc Hammer) (September 3, 2006). "Fallen Arches". The Venture Brothers. Season 2. Episode 21. Adult Swim.
- "Closeface". Moral Orel. Season 3. 11 November 2008. Adult Swim.
- Clarke, Victoria; Ellis, Sonja J.; Peel, Elizabeth; Damien W. Riggs (2010-04-01). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Psychology: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press. pp. 276–. ISBN 9781139487238. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- Jensen, Michael (January 15, 2009). "FOX's animated "Sit Down, Shut Up" includes bisexual male character". Retrieved June 19, 2017.
- 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.
- Karlan, Sarah (August 14, 2014). ""Adventure Time" Actor Confirms Princess Bubblegum And Marceline The Vampire Queen Once Dated". BuzzFeed. Archived from the original on August 25, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
- "Slumber Party Panic". Adventure Time. Season 1. Episode 1. April 5, 2010. Cartoon Network.
- "Memory of a Memory". Adventure Time. Season 3. Episode 55. July 25, 2011. Cartoon Network.
- "Come Along with Me". Adventure Time. Season 10. Episode 13–16. September 3, 2018. Cartoon Network.
- Sava, Oliver (September 3, 2018). "Adventure Time concludes with a celebration of what makes it so special". The A.V. Club. Onion, Inc. Archived from the original on September 4, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- "Character Facts of the Week: BMO from Adventure Time". CartoonNetwork.co.uk. November 22, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
- "Niki Yang (Voice of Bmo) Interview: The Art of Storytelling". Gumship. January 9, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
- Busch, Caitlin (January 9, 2017). "Turns Out, 'Young Justice' Had Gay Superheroes All Along". Inverse. Archived from the original on July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
- Weisman, Greg [@Greg_Weisman] (January 6, 2017). "There are already LGBT characters in #YoungJustice" (Tweet). Archived from the original on October 21, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018 – via Twitter.
- Greg Weisman (w), Christopher Jones (p), Christopher Jones (i), Zac Atkinson (col), Wes Abbott (let), Sarah Gaydos (ed). "Players, Chapter Six: Rolling Doubles" Young Justice 25 (February 20, 2013), Burbank, California: DC Comics
- Weisman, Greg (September 5, 2012). "Question #15649". Ask Greg. Archived from the original on July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
- Weisman, Greg (February 27, 2013). "Question #18640". Ask Greg. Archived from the original on August 8, 2018. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
- Weisman, Greg (March 28, 2017). "Question #21984". Ask Greg. Archived from the original on October 21, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018. "We've established that Marie Logan was either a lesbian or bi-sexual".
- Clifton, Derrick (November 23, 2015). "From Titus to Marshmallow: ranking TV's top five black LGBT characters". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Archived from the original on August 8, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
- "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?". Bob's Burgers. Season 1. Episode 6. March 6, 2011. Fox.
- "The Bleakening". Bob's Burgers. Season 8. Episode 6 & 7. December 10, 2017. Fox.
- Joho, Jess (August 7, 2017). "Disney Channel features interracial lesbian couple and other networks should catch up already". Mashable. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
- Oh, Rebecca (August 14, 2017). "Disney Show 'Doc McStuffins' Features Interracial Lesbian Moms". NBC News. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
- "The Last Stand". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 226. December 19, 2014. Nickelodeon.
- DiMartino, Michael (December 22, 2014). "Korrasami Confirmed". michaeldantedimartino.tumblr.com. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
- Konietzko, Bryan (December 22, 2014). "Korrasami is canon". bryankonietzko.tumblr.com. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
- "How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014". Vanity Fair. December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
- "Korra and Asami Are Getting Bi: Turf Wars Part 1 Review". The Geekiary. August 15, 2017.
- Tecson, Karla (21 February 2016). "Disney's 'Gravity Falls' reveals gay couple". International Business Times. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
- Cooper, Mariah (18 February 2016). "Disney cartoon 'Gravity Falls' introduces gay couple". Washington Blade. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
- Duffy, Nick (18 February 2016). "Disney cartoon Gravity Falls confirms gay romance". Pink News. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
- ""Kerubim"". Dofus: The Treasures of Kerubim. Episode 1. January 5, 2013.
- Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/RWBY/comments/7x3w4s/crwby_ama_w_miles_luna_kerry_shawcross_and_paula/. Retrieved February 17, 2018. Missing or empty
- "Steven Universe: "We Need To Talk"". www.avclub.com. 18 June 2015.
- "It's a Wonderful Jimmy Aquino — Comic News Insider Episode 679 – MoCCA Mirth w/..." It's a Wonderful Jimmy Aquino. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
- "ian jq on Twitter".
- Pulliam-Moore, Charles (2015-03-20). "'Steven Universe' Creator Opens Up About Creating Gender-Fused Character, Stevonnie". Towleroad.com.
- Woerner, Meredith (2015-05-14). "Steven Universe Guidebook Spills The Secrets Of The Crystal Gems". io9.
- Payton, Naith (2015-07-17). "Comment: Lots of children's programmes already have LGBT characters". Pink News.
- Ewart, Asia (2015-06-10). "Four cartoons that are leading the way in LGBT visibility". Metro New York.
- Thielman, Sam (10 July 2015). "Rick and Morty at Comic Con: Adult Swim cult favorite is back and in-joking" – via The Guardian.
- Written by Ryan Ridley (9 August 2015). "Auto Erotic Assimilation". Rick and Morty. Season 2. Adult Swim.
- "Clarence Episode "Jeff Wins" Has Some Pretty Cool Queer Representation". YAM Magazine.
- "Later". Bojack Horseman. Season 1. Episode 12. Netflix.
- Nickalls, Sammy (September 8, 2017). "Todd Chavez Is TV's First Out-and-Proud Asexual Icon". The Dot and Line.
- Roshanian, Arya (July 18, 2016). "Nickelodeon's 'Loud House' to Feature Married Gay Couple". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on July 12, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
- "Nickelodeon 'makes history' with its first cartoon gay married couple". PinkNews. July 18, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- Bendix, Trish (July 3, 2017). ""Danger And Eggs" Is The Queer Cartoon We've Been Waiting For". NewNowNext. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
- Lang, Nico (July 3, 2017). "'Danger & Eggs' is a milestone in queer representation—and it's hilarious". The Daily Dot. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
- "Hi, I'm Ian Jones-Quartey, Creator of Cartoon Network's OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes, now on Switch. AMA!" Reddit.
- "We Messed Up". OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes. Season 1. Episode 4. August 1, 2017. Cartoon Network.
- "Hope This Flies". OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes. Season 1. Episode 52. March 19, 2018. Cartoon Network.
- Villarreal, Daniel (October 15, 2018). "One of the kids on Netflix's puberty comedy 'Big Mouth' came out as bi". Queerty.
- Roots, Kimberly. "Gay Superhero Show a Go at CW Seed, Arrow-verse Integration Eyed". TVLine. Archived from the original on December 1, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- Adams, Tim (July 23, 2017). "The Ray Battles Nazis in First Trailer For Animated Series". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on July 29, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
- ""16 Hudson," a New Animated Show for Preschoolers, Features Two Gay Dads". Gays With Kids. 2018-09-05. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
- Catt, Mae [@MaeCatt] (December 21, 2018). "That's just something Acid Storm likes to do. #Cyberverse #AcidStorm" (Tweet). Archived from the original on May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019 – via Twitter.
- Ehasz, Aaron; Richmond, Justin (September 14, 2018). "Some words from Aaron and Justin about diversity in our storytelling!". Tumblr. Oath Inc. Archived from the original on October 24, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
- Matadeen, Renaldo (November 15, 2018). "Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Delivers on Its LGBTQ Promise". Comic Book Resources. Valnet Inc. Archived from the original on February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
- Kelley, Shamus (October 4, 2018). "She-Ra Netflix Reboot Confirmed To Have LGBT Characters". Den of Geek!. Dennis Publishing. Archived from the original on October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
- Freeman, Molly (October 4, 2018). "Netflix's She-Ra Cast Confirms Reboot Includes LGBT Characters". Screen Rant. Valnet, Inc. Archived from the original on October 9, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
- West, Amy (October 6, 2018). "Netflix's She-Ra reboot will feature at least two LGBT characters". PinkNews. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
- Gustanski, Tiffany (February 11, 2019). "gen:LOCK Season 1 Episode 4 Recap". ComingSoon. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
- Thorne, Will (April 4, 2019). "Netflix Orders Adult Animated Series 'Q-Force' From Mike Schur, Gabe Liedman". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.