259 LGBTQ characters in cartoons that bust the myth that kids can't handle inclusion

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 05:11:08 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"LGBTQ inclusion in kids’ cartoons has skyrocketed, but the animation industry
is still dealing with a host of problems

LGBTQ representation has exploded in animated children’s television.

Insider created and analyzed a database featuring more than 250 LGBTQ
characters from animated TV shows. We also spoke with showrunners, writers,
voice actors, designers, parents, and more about how this inclusion boom is
affecting them.

We found that much of this inclusion is hidden behind a paywall. We also
discovered that queer and trans women were behind most of the inclusion efforts
but are fighting to ensure that characters don’t succumb to stereotypes. LGBTQ
creators of color are dealing with workplace abuse even while pushing for
inclusivity on screen. And while studio executives often blame many factors for
a lack of progress, experts say the onus is on them to enact change.

Our complete findings will be unlocked throughout the month of June."

Via Frederick Wilson II.

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               *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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