Bandwagon builds for LGBTQ diversity on children’s TV

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0
ABOVE: Hulu’s “The Bravest Knight” is the latest children’s program to feature same-sex parents. (Image from YouTube)

NEW YORK (AP) | Wilson Cruz, a co-star in the new Hulu animated children’s series “The Bravest Knight,” describes the show’s dad couple this way: “We’re not explaining homosexuality, or same-gender sexuality. We’re talking about the love of a family.”

His words and those of his fellow Hulu father, T.R. Knight, speak loudly about the state of LGBTQ representation in TV fare for kids, a segment of media that has been broadening story lines over the last several years to include a range of non-binary characters.

Continue Reading >>

‘My Little Pony’ introduces lesbian couple

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0
ABOVE: “My Little Pony.” (Photo via Twitter)

“My Little Pony” will introduce characters Aunt Holiday and Aunt Loft as a lesbian couple on an upcoming episode airing on Discovery Family Channel on June 15.

Aunt Holiday and Aunt Lofty also appear as a lesbian couple in the book series but have yet to appear on the show until show. Writer Michael Vogel confirmed they would appear as a same-sex couple on Twitter when a fan posted a photo of the ponies.

Continue Reading >>