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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),[1] while the first yaoi anime being Patalliro! (1982-1983).[2] However, outside of Japan, animation in the Western world is considered to be mostly for children.[3]

1980s[edit]

Year(s) Title Character(s) Classification Notes Country
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.[4] 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.[5] In "The Burns Cage" (2016), Smithers officially comes out as gay.[6]
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.[7]
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.
Julio

1990s[edit]

Year(s) Title Character(s) Classification Notes Country
October 24, 1994 – February 15, 1997 Gargoyles Lexington Gay According to series creator Greg Weisman, Lexington is gay.[8] Greg was not allowed to explore that aspect of the character.[citation needed] United States
Janine Renard / Fox Bisexual
Owen Burnett Asexual
Puck 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.[9] United Kingdom
Larry
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.[citation needed] United States
Toby Raynes
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."[10] 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.[10] 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.[11][12][13] 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.[14] United States
Juan Pedro
August 13, 1997 – present South Park Big Gay Al Gay [15] He is a stereotypical homosexual man known for his flamboyant and positive demeanor.[16] 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'.[17]
Tweek Tweak
Herbert Garrison (formerly Janet Garrison) Gay
Trans woman (formerly)
Lesbian (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.[18] 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.
Saddam Hussein
Satan
Gay Within the South Park series and film Saddam Hussein and Satan are presented as a gay couple.[19]
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.[20][21] Since the end of the 16th season, various hints have been brought out in episodes referencing her ambiguous sexuality.[22][23][24] 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."[25]
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.[26]
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.[27]
September 24, 1999 – August 11, 2002 Mission Hill Gus Duncz Gay Gus and Wally are an elderly couple in their late 60s. United States
Wally Langford

2000s[edit]

Year(s) Title Character(s) Classification Notes Country
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
Tab
Scooter
Gay Tab and Scooter are Peggy's fathers, a gay couple. They are introduced in "Bucketheads" (2001).[28]
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.[29][30] 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.

United States
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 [31] 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 [32] 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".[33] New Zealand
2004–present The Venture Bros. The Alchemist
Shore Leave
Gay The Alchemist and Shore Leave are in an on-again, off-again relationship.[34] [non-primary source needed] United States
Sky Pilot Gay
King Gorilla Gay
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.[35] 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.

Brazil
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
Greg Corbin
Terry Bates
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
Steve Ball
Gay During the series, the gay couple Rick and Steve have a baby with the lesbian couple Dana and Kirsten.[36] United States, Canada
Dana Bernstein
Kirsten Kellogg
Lesbian
Chuck Masters
Evan Martinez
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
Paul Guaye
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.[37] 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
Trish
Lesbian Mo and Trish are a lesbian couple. United States
Souki
Jenn
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
Terry Kimple
Paul
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.[38]
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.

2010s[edit]

Year(s) Title Character(s) Classification Notes Country
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.[39] Additionally, Princess Bubblegum used to date the male character Mr. Cream Puff[40] and Marceline dated a male wizard named Ash.[41] Their relationship finally became official during the series finale, where both share an on-screen kiss.[42][43] United States
Marceline the Vampire Queen
BMO Genderqueer BMO is neither male nor female.[44] 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.[44] BMO speaks English with a Korean accent.[45]
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.[46][47] 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.[48] Since Queen Bee's abilities only work on people that are sexually attracted to women,[49] Marie was either a lesbian or bisexual.[50][51]
January 9, 2011 – present Bob's Burgers Marshmallow Trans woman Marshmallow is a transgender sex worker.[52] United States
Marbles Trans woman Marbles is a transgender sex worker.[53]
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".[53]
Cha-Cha Trans woman Cha-Cha is a transgender sex worker.[53]
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.[54]
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
Edie
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.[55][56] United States
April 14, 2012 – December 19, 2014 The Legend of Korra Asami Sato
Korra
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.[57] The creators later confirmed that the intention of the ending scene was to show Asami and Korra becoming a romantic couple.[58][59][60]

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.

United States
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.[61]
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
Deputy Durland
Gay In the series finale, the two men publicly express their love for each other.[62][63][64] 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
Julie
Lesbian Julie shows attraction towards Simone the minute she sees her.[65] 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.[66] 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.[67] Her feelings are later confirmed romantic in nature and reciprocated by Rose.[68] In "Last One Out of Beach City", Pearl is attracted to a female human. United States
Ruby
Sapphire
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.[69] 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".[70] 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.[71][72] 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.[73][74]
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.[75] 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.[76] 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
Sue Randell
Lesbian EJ and Sue, who were introduced in "Jeff Wins", the 29th episode of Clarence, are Jeff's mothers.[77] 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.[78] 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.[79]
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)
Jacques Ambiguously Gay
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.[80][81] 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.

United States
September 19, 2016 – October 14, 2016 Prisoner Zero Del Rev
Bowi 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[82][83] 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".[84] 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 [85] 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.[86] United States
Enid Bisexual
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".[87]
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.[88] As Ray struggles with his recent unemployment and avoids coming out to his conservative parents, the Ray from Earth-X[89] 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
Jacob
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.[90] 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.[91] 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.[92] 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.[93] United States
Spinnerella
George & Lance Gay It was revealed at New York Comic Con on October 4, 2018,[94] by Aimee Carrero (Princess Adora / She-Ra)[95] that main character Bow has two dads.[96]

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.[97] 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".[98] United States


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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").

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