6 queer cartoon characters that came out as queer for good!

Raj Naik
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6 queer cartoon characters that came out as queer for good!

These queer cartoon characters from animations are getting one step closer to bringing queer inclusivity among children!

Cartoon shows have always played a huge role in shaping your personality irrespective of the age bar. In my growing years, I had cartoons like Pokémon and Tom and Jerry which did help me shape into the person I was but there was no inclusivity. It's a given that majorly cartoons are known for their colorful visuals and whimsical worlds, making them beloved by both young and adult audiences. Recently, there is a surge in cartoons that are embracing queer inclusivity, representing characters who identify as LGBTQIA+ individuals, which more than anything elates me! Such queer cartoon characters matter in terms of representation because they promote a message of equality and tolerance among people of all ages.

One recent example of queer inclusivity that comes to mind is from the hit Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. The series introduces several characters who are queer but the most significant is Bow, She-Ra’s friend and confidante, who shares a kiss with another boy in Season 2. Similarly, queerness in shows like Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and more makes the universe of cartoons more inclusive.

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Check out these queer cartoon characters

Korra (The Legend of Korra)

One of the most significant examples of queer representation is Korra from The Legend of Korra. As the show's main character, Korra is portrayed as bisexual. In the series finale, Korra and her friend Asami share a heartfelt moment, solidifying their romantic connection.


Marceline and Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time)

Adventure Time captivated audiences with its rich storytelling and complex characters. Marceline, the Vampire Queen, and Princess Bubblegum have a deep, nuanced relationship that eventually evolves into a romantic one. Their love story broke boundaries and became an iconic representation of a queer couple in animation.


Ruby and Sapphire (Steven Universe)

Steven Universe brought groundbreaking LGBTQ+ representation to the forefront. Ruby and Sapphire, two Gem characters fuse to become the strong and loving character Garnet. Their fusion symbolizes their committed relationship, conveying a powerful message of acceptance and love.


Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

The beloved animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic made strides in inclusivity by introducing Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty, two characters who represent same-sex couple. Their presence emphasized the importance of diverse family structures and acceptance amongst children.


Mr. Ratburn (Arthur)

In a significant moment for children's animation, the long-running series Arthur revealed that Mr. Ratburn, the beloved teacher, is gay. This groundbreaking episode featured Mr. Ratburn marrying his male partner, normalizing same-sex relationships and promoting inclusivity to a younger audience.


Bubbles (Powerpuff Girls)

While Bubbles' sexuality is never addressed directly, some fans believe that the Blue Powerpuff Girl may be lesbian or bisexual due to certain traits such as enjoying dancing with Blossom and being jealous of boys.


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