My love letter to the queer silver lining of 2020
A lot of revolutionary, unprecedented things happened in 2020 — that... goes without saying
But among all the chaos, one thing I can be grateful for was the surge of queer representation in western animation
I feel lucky to be alive in this time of change, and I’m also excited for the younger generation who gets to grow up with these explicitly queer shows
It gives me hope that this kind of representation will make it easier for them to figure things out :’)
Here’s to a safe, happy, and loving 2021, and here’s to being seen!! ❤️🌟
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ATTENTION ALL HOMOPHOBIC PARENTS
--is not going away.
You can try all you want to get rid of it.
You can try to demand the network takedown shows that allow this.
You can try to ban your children from watching those shows.
You can even try to take the TV away and demand your children read a book.
But here's what you can't take away.
You've told your kids their entire life that this is wrong, perverted, and disgusting. The worst part being that your kid is even like the characters above.
But for a brief moment, they were told the opposite was true.
They were told that there is nothing wrong with who they are or who they like.
They were told that this one thing about them doesn't change who they are.
They were told that in this dumpster fire of a planet, that they are not alone.
And at that moment, they are happy and at peace.
And you can't take that away.
Again, you can try, and for a while, it might seem like you succeeded.
But your child will always come back to that moment.
Hell, your child might even make stories of their own, featuring characters that can give the same feeling they felt all those years ago.
And kids who will see those characters will continue to make more themselves.
To make others feel like they are heard in a way they never did before seeing some goofy cartoon aimed at children.
And that's why this isn't going away.
No matter how badly you want it to.
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