Cartoon Network series Steven Universe has continued pushing LGBT+ representation by revealing one of its major characters is intersex and non-binary.
The announcement was made via a video on the show’s Instagram page from the character, Stevonnie.
Series creator Rebecca Sugar has defended LGBT+ representation in children’s shows. Sugar recently came out as non-binary.
“You can’t wait until kids have grown up to let them know that queer people exist,” Sugar said in 2016.
“There’s this idea that that is something that should only be discussed with adults — that is completely wrong. If you wait to tell queer youth that it matters how they feel or that they are even a person, then it’s going to be too late!
“I think a lot about fairy tales and Disney movies and the way that love is something that’s always discussed with children.
“You’re told that you should dream about love, about this fulfilling love that you’re going to have.
“The prince and Snow White aren’t someone’s parents, they’re someone you wanna be.
“You’re sort of dreaming about a future where you will find happiness. Why shouldn’t everyone have that?
“I loved Disney movies when I was little, but I didn’t really feel like they were me, ever.”