List of animated series with LGBT characters: 2010–2014

The years of 2010 to 2014 saw LGBTQ characters premiere in various animated series, part of the decade that changed animation going forward. This included characters prominently featured in Adventure Time, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Young Justice, The Awesomes, Steven Universe, RWBY, and BoJack Horseman. On the other hand, Yuri Seijin Naoko-san, Mayo Chiki!, Wandering Son, and YuruYuri were among the anime series with LGBTQ characters. These stories set the stage for those to come in the later part of the decade, 2015–2019.

This list only includes recurring characters, otherwise known as supporting characters, which appear frequently from time to time during the series' run, often playing major roles in more than one episode, and those in the main cast are listed below. LGBTQ characters which are guest stars or one-off characters are listed on the pages focusing exclusively on gay (in animation and anime), lesbian (in animation and anime), bisexual (in animation and anime), trans, pansexual, asexual, non-binary, and intersex characters.

The entries on this page are organized alphanumerically by duration dates and then alphabetically by the first letter of a specific series.

2010 edit

Duration Show title Character debut date Characters Identity Notes Country
2010 Chu-Bra!! January 4, 2010 Haruka Shiraishi Lesbian Haruka appears to have romantic feelings for Nayu, leading some to suspect her of being a lesbian, most especially because of her huge disliking to most males who mock/objectify her bust size.[1] Japan
MM! October 9, 2010 Yumi Mamiya Bisexual She hates Taro and loves Tatsukichi, but does not know that Tatsukichi is a cross-dresser, and in other scenes, it is implied that she has lesbian tendencies when groping and fondling Arashiko and Mio.[2] Japan
Okami-san and Her Seven Companions July 30, 2010 Momoko Kibitsu Bisexual A disciplinary committee student of Otogi High School, she was shown to have a crush on fellow student and main character Ryoko Okami and will sometimes make flirtatious passes on her while using her 'dumplings' to trick naive boys for her assistance. Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt October 1, 2010 Garterbelt Bisexual He is a priest with an interest in young males, Brief in particular.[3][4] In his youth however, he was a brutal thug who committed a wide array of crimes including robbery, prostitution, selling drugs and murder. Japan
The Betrayal Knows My Name April 11, 2010 Yuzuki "Yuki" Giou (Sakurai) Gay Yuzuki's previous incarnation was a woman named Yuki, who was in love with a man named Luka.[5] In the present, Yuki, now in a male form, is highly protective of Luka, and vice versa, with both highly protective of each other, with implied romantic ties between them. Japan
Zess (Luka Corosszeira) Bisexual
2010–2012 Kuttsukiboshi August 16, 2010 Kiiko Kawakami Lesbian Kiiko is in love with Aaya, but didn't have the courage to tell her in the beginning of the summer vacation,[6] while Aaya likes to perform experiments with Kiiko's powers, although, actually, she is in love with her. She usually takes the lead when it comes to activities and has an outgoing personality. Aaya's older brother, Kōta Saitō had a terminal disease and manipulated Aaya into having sex with him before going in for his operation where he died, as shown in the second episode. Japan
Aaya Saitō Bisexual
Yuri Seijin Naoko-san December 10, 2010 Naoko-san Lesbian Naoko-san is an alien who comes from the Planet Yuri and takes the place of Misuzu's sister. She appears to solely have a romantic/sexual attraction to little girls. She also seeks to conquer the world by 'yurifying' it.[7][8] In the manga, her depiction as a "yurian" is in reality a metaphor for "lesbian".[9] Japan
Hii-chan She is Misuzu's best friend who wears glasses. In the 2010 OVA, while Naoko-san discusses about erotic magazines, Hii-chan overhears and fantasizes a scenario with herself and Misuzu. In the following OVA, she's revealed to be harboring a deranged crush on Misuzu.[10][11]
2010-2013 Generator Rex April 23, 2010 White Knight Gay The leader of Providence; During a Q&A at London Ontario Comic Con, series creator Duncan Rouleau confirmed that White Knight is gay and that he harbors romantic affection for Agent Six, his former combat partner and later chief subordinate. The subtext for it was always present but not vocalized due to Knight's internalized homophobia as an "uber white gay". He was willing to do anything for Six including turning on his own morals.[12] United States
Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated April 5, 2010 Velma Dinkley Lesbian The producer of this series, Tony Cervone, confirmed that Velma is a lesbian while James Gunn, who wrote the screenplays of Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, she was "explicitly gay."[13] She has feelings for Marcie "Hot Dog Water" Fleach.[14] Velma also appeared in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!, and What's New, Scooby-Doo?. United States
Transformers: Prime March 11, 2011 Knock Out Gay Knock Out is a member of the Decepticons and acts as their medic. During BotCon 2011, it was suggested by the writers that Knock Out is gay, though they also argued that Cybertronians likely don't have designations for sexual orientation the way humans do, and the Decepticons follow a "don't ask, don't tell" policy.[15] United States
2010–2014 Squid Girl October 11, 2010 Sanae Nagatsuki Lesbian She is Eiko's classmate and neighborhood friend who develops an obsessive crush on Squid Girl, otherwise known as Ika.[16] She keeps a vast collection of Squid Girl photographs and memorabilia, and often stalks her. Although Squid Girl often retaliates violently to her advances, she enjoys it. Japan
2010–2018 Adventure Time April 5, 2010 Marceline "Marcy" Abadeer Bisexual Marcy is bisexual as she dated a male wizard named Ash,[17] and in the series finale, shared an on-screen kiss with Bonnie,[18] confirming their relationship. The latter had been hinted at and subtle since the episode "What Was Missing," leading fans to ship these characters.[19] Additionally, Marcy's VA, Olivia Olson confirmed that Marcy and Bonnie had dated[20] and an episode of Adventure Time: Distant Lands, "Obsidian," shines a light on Marcy and Bonnie's relationship.[21] While Bonnie seems to have dated a male character named Mr. Cream Puff,[22] her exact sexuality, unlike Marcy's,[23] has not been confirmed. As such, reviewers have argued she is either bisexual,[24] non-binary,[25] queer,[25] lesbian,[26] or a combination of some of the latter, as both live in a world where "sexuality is somewhat fluid."[27] They both appeared in Adventure Time: Distant Lands and Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake. Their gender-flipped counterparts Prince Gumball/Gary Prince and Marshall Lee are also in a same-sex relationship,[28] with Gary Prince voiced by gay actor Andrew Rannells.[29] United States
May 17, 2010 Princess Bonnibel "Bonnie" Bubblegum Queer
April 26, 2010 BMO Ambiguous BMO is neither male nor female.[30] In the show both the pronoun "he" and the term "m'lady" have been used in reference to BMO. While BMO is an object used for recreation by Finn and Jake, BMO is still considered a close friend and treated as an equal by the two.[30] BMO speaks English with a Korean accent.[31] BMO appeared in Adventure Time: Distant Lands and Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake.
2010–2019 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic October 10, 2010 Lyra Heartstrings Lesbian The two propose to one another in the season 9 episode "The Big Mac Question,"[32] and in the series finale, "The Last Problem," they are shown as married in a newspaper clipping.[33] United States
Sweetie Drops
November 10, 2012 King Sombra Bisexual Series writers Michael Vogel and Josh Haber confirmed that Sombra is bisexual.[34] His portrayal in the TV series was, however, 'subtle'.
June 15, 2019 Aunt Holiday Lesbian Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty are aunts to the young pegasus Scootaloo and are her guardians while Scootaloo's parents are away.[35] The pair had first been introduced in storybooks based on the series, but were fully introduced in a ninth-season episode, "The Last Crusade." The pair were identified as a lesbian couple by one of the showrunners, Michael Vogel. According to Vogel, he and writers Nicole Dubac and Josh Haber agreed to establish the two in their first appearance in the book as a lesbian couple, though without explicitly stating as such, so that they could establish this within the shown itself. Vogel stated they felt they could show that what elements make up a family is only determined by love, and not traditional roles.[36]
Auntie Lofty
2010–2022 Young Justice November 26, 2010 Kaldur'ahm Polysexual Kaldur'am is introduced as Aquaman's protege and leader of The Team. In season 1, he has an unrequited crush on Tula[37] and in Young Justice: Outsiders he is in a relationship with Wyynde. Greg Weisman has stated Kaldur'am currently considers himself to be polysexual[38] but is not a "ladies' man."[39] United States
Marie Logan Bisexual or Lesbian Marie Logan is introduced in the first season as the mother of Garfield Logan / Beast Boy. In a tie-in comic, Queen Bee uses her control of pheromones to enthral Marie, with her abilities only working on people that are sexually attracted to women.[40][41] This means that Marie was either a lesbian or bisexual and her powers tied to her sexual attraction.[42][43]
March 4, 2011 La'gaan Bisexual or Pansexual La'gaan first appeared in season 1. He was a member of the Team in season 2 and was in a relationship with M'gann M'orzz / Miss Martian. He returns in Young Justice: Phantoms where he is revealed to be bisexual and shown to be in a polyamorous marriage to a man and a woman with a child.[44]
Rodunn An Atlantean who first appeared in season 1. Rodunn is one of La'gaan's two romantic partners.[44]
May 26, 2012 Eduardo "Ed" Dorado Jr Gay Eduardo "Ed" Dorado Jr was part of the Runaways, a group of teenagers who had their metahuman genes unlocked by the Reach. The reason he ran away was to be with his dad. The group disbanded and Ed became a youth counselor at the Metahuman Youth Center. He eventually quit and join the Outsiders. There are implications that Ed has feelings for Bart Allen. Greg Weisman confirmed that Ed is gay.[45]
June 2, 2012 Bart Allen Ed and Bart Allen are in a relationship.[46][45]
January 4, 2019 Violet Harper Non-binary Violet Harper, also known as Halo, is the soul of a sentient technology known as a Mother Box that entered the body of Gabrielle Daou.[47] Though the sex of their body is female, Halo does not identify as male or female as defined in Earth language as shown in the episode "Influence,"[48] while intensely kissed Harper Row in the episode "Early Warning." In the episode "Nautical Twilight", it is revealed Halo identifies as non-binary and prefers they/them pronouns.[44] Rocket and the New Gods used feminine pronouns for Halo in the episode "Forbidden Secrets of Civilizations Past!" though this was a writing mistake according to Greg Weisman.[49] They still had unresolved feelings for Geo-Force, but realized that he wouldn't change. Halo then started to reconsider their feelings for Harper. Halo entered into a relationship with Harper in the season four finale "Death and Rebirth".
July 9, 2019 Wyynde Gay Wyynde is an Atlantean and in a relationship with Kaldur'ahm, otherwise known as Aquaman.[50] Wynnde and Aquaman share a kiss in the episode "Quiet Conversations." Greg Weisman, a producer of Young Justice, said that Kaldur has been in love with Wynnde and Tula, his childhood friend and crush, while dating Rocket, the last two of which are women.[51]
January 25, 2019 Harper Row Bisexual Harper Row is a bisexual friend of Violet Harper and Fred Bugg.[52] In one episode, "Early Warning," she drunkenly kissed Violet while she had a boyfriend named Jack, just like Violet,[53] whose boyfriend is Geo-Force (also known as Brion Markov), until the episode "Nevermore." She is also bisexual in the comics.[54][55] In Season 4, Harper broke up with her boyfriend and confessed her feelings to Halo. Harper entered into a relationship with Halo in the season four finale "Death and Rebirth".
August 13, 2019 Rosa Trans woman Rosa, also known as Fury is a member of Lex Luthor's Infinity Inc. She is based on the Erik Storn incarnation of the character. In June 2022, Greg Weisman confirmed that Rosa is transgender when he retweeted from a fan.[56] Rosa is voiced by transgender actress Quei Tann.

2011 edit

Duration Show title Character debut date Characters Identity Notes Country
2011 Allen Gregory October 30, 2011 Richard De Longpre Gay Richard and Jeremy are the fathers of the title character. Jeremy is a former social worker who had a loving wife and family, although this changed after Richard became one of his clients.[57] Richard was attracted to Jeremy to the point where he started stalking him and his family until Jeremy finally agreed to be his husband. Jeremy left his wife and children for Richard, who offered him an easy, no-maintenance life as his trophy husband[57][58] United States
Jeremy De Longpre Bisexual
Battle Girls: Time Paradox April 5, 2011 Akechi Mitsuhide Lesbian Nobunaga's humble aide, who is often bemused at her acceptance of Hideyoshi's odd behavior and is secretly infatuated with Nobunaga.[59] To this end, she is prepared to do whatever it takes to "make Nobunaga happy", which is why she is willing to acquire the Crimson Armor set on her feudal lord's behalf. Sub-consequently, she is also jealous, at times, with Hide's interactions with Nobunaga. Japan
Ben-To October 23, 2011 Ume Shiraume Lesbian She is obsessed with Hana and usually beats Yō up out of jealousy,[60] despite also being prone to flirt with other girls like Ayame as shown in the third, fourth, and ninth episodes. Japan
Mayo Chiki! July 7, 2011 Kanade Suzutsuki Bisexual She notes that Kinjirō is the first, and only, man who is willing to talk her down and she has fallen in love with him as a result. She is also implied to be a bisexual as she has claimed that Subaru was her first love.[61] Japan
Kureha Sakamachi Lesbian Kureha, Jiro's younger sister, has a crush on Suburu, which makes her jealous of Jiro's relation with Suburu.[61] Usami gets hit on by Kureha in episode 6, "Let the War Begin," embarrassing Jiro, with Usami agreeing with Jiro's explanation that her and Kureha are "pretty good friends. She is "paid" by Nakuru in the episode "Please Massage Them!," when helping her with her new graphic novel by giving her photographs of Subaru, which she goes wild over.
August 4, 2011 Masamune Usami Bisexual Masamune has a crush on Suburu and blackmails Jiro into a date at the school festival in the episode "Go Out With Me."[61] By the end of the 6th episode, "Let the War Begin," Jiro and Masamune have become good friends. In later episodes, like "I'm Going on A Journey" and "Nyu!" she expresses feelings for Jiro and Suburu.
No. 6 July 7, 2011 Shion Gay Nezumi breaks into the home of a privileged boy, Shion, and both explore the class divides in this society, later growing close and forming a romantic bond between the two of them.[62] Japan
Nezumi
Puella Magi Madoka Magica January 7, 2011 Madoka Kaname Ambiguous Madoka and Homura in this anime, explore the "inherent sadness of magical girls, and love."[63] Although their relationship is not explicitly canon in the show, there is clear and tragic love between them. While Homura is clearly in love with Madoka Kaname, her love "saves the entire universe and then dooms it," and her ideas for saving Madoka are not "always what Madoka wants."[64] Kevin Cooley argues that Homura's powers are not merely a "metaphor for love between magical girls," but "literally are the love between magical girls" and that Madoka's actions create a world "where love between women can prosper free from Kyubey's policing."[65] However, when asked if Homura is in love with Madoka, Gen Urobuchi replied, "probably", saying that it is "a really strong friendship turns into a lovelike-relationship without the sexual attraction"[66] and Akiyuki Shinbo saying that in the Rebellion film Homura's love for Madoka is greater than romance—a feeling of friendship.[67] These comments imply that they are drawn to each other in an aromantic way, with platonic love, and may be asexual. Japan
Homura Akemi
Sayaka Miki Sayaka makes a contract with Kyubey in order to heal Kyōsuke's hands, a boy she has been infatuated with since childhood.[68] She clashes with Kyoko Sakura over their ideals and they try to kill each other before being stopped by Homura Akemi. When Sayaka's soul gem is tainted with negative emotions, Kyoko sympathizes with her and tries to protect her from despair, therefore, the two put aside their differences.[69] Later on Sayaka becomes a witch. Although Kyoko and Madoka attempt to communicate with Sayaka, they realize that she is beyond help. Kyoko becomes tired of her pain, renounces her previous ideals, abandons her self-preservation, and chooses to kill herself and Sayaka in an attempt to both find peace in death and make sure that Sayaka will not die alone. Kyoko overloads her soul gem to create a massive explosion that kills them both.[70] In the 2013 sequel Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion, Sayaka assists Madoka and Nagisa Momoe in saving Homura, and has received knowledge of all previous timelines as a result of becoming a part of the Law of Cycles. Kyoko is friendlier to Sayaka, and lives in her house. Sayaka states that she became an assistant to Madoka because she "regretted leaving Kyoko behind".
Kyoko Sakura
R-15 August 7, 2011 Ran Musen Lesbian Ran, a talented programmer, who loves "girl-on girl erotica" and has a fan club of "younger sisters,"[71] is also shown to be only interested in girls and hates Taketo. This changes after Taketo helps rescue Fukune from Beni Botan in the episode "Only Girls." She then befriends Taketo soon after. Japan
Steins;Gate April 13, 2011 Ruka Urishibara Ambiguous Ruka may be a trans girl.[72] She states, in the episode "Chaos Theory Homeostasis I," that she has always felt trapped in the wrong body. Rintaro, the protagonist, is initially shocked to learn that Ruka is a "guy", because he thinks she has great feminine grace and beauty, as indicated in the episode "Time Travel Paranoia. Ruka is in love with Rintaro, but feels ashamed of it due to being a "guy" as indicated in the episode "Fractal Androgynous." In the eighth episode, she changes the past, causing herself to be born as a cis girl, but she changes this back by the 18th episode, becoming a trans girl again. Japan
The World's Greatest First Love March 22, 2011 Ritsu Onodera Bisexual Ritsu and Masamune dated in their high school years as indicated in the OVA ("No love's like to the first") but due to a misunderstanding broke up on bad terms, causing Ritsu to state he would never fall in love again.[73] He dated other women in the past to forget but he later meets Masamune once more, with the two eventually rebuilding their relationship as shown in the episode "Coming events cast their shadows before them." Japan
Masamune Takano Gay
March 22, 2011 Shouta Kisa Shouta Kisa has a bad habit of falling for good-looking men and falls for Kou, but is scared to pursue a relationship as he feels love doesn't really exist.[74] Kou dated women in the past but later falls in love with Shouta and the two develop a strong romantic relationship.
Kou Yukina Bisexual
May 7, 2011 Yoshiyuki Hatori Yoshiyuki has been friends with Chiaki for a long time[74] and the two eventually start dating, as shown in the OVA, "The Case of Hatori Yoshiyuki." Hatori had a previous girlfriend in the past as shown in the episode "Delay in love is dangerous."
Chiaki Yoshino Gay
May 21, 2011 Takafumi Yokozawa Bisexual Takafumi claims to have liked women in the past, but fell in love with Masamune Takano who did not reciprocate his feelings.[74] He later enters a relationship with Zen Kirishima, who was once happily married until his wife tragically passed as shown in the episode "Actions Speak Louder Than Words," as shown in the movie connected to the franchise.[75]
Zen Kirishima
Tiger & Bunny May 8, 2011 Nathan Seymour (Fire Emblem) Genderqueer Nathan is a highly effeminate homosexual man[76] who identifies as genderqueer though he prefers to be identified as a woman at times,[64] often spending more time with the female heroes while flirting with the male heroes.[77] In the past, they tried to present themselves femininely but was harshly criticized, and they still hold a strong romantic infatuation towards men. They also run their own successful company, Helios Energy, and have been described as a "confident canonically agender queer POC."[78] Japan
Gay
Wandering Son January 13, 2011 Shuichi Nitori Lesbian trans woman Shuichi Nitori, otherwise known by Shu (シュウ, Shū) and Nitorin (にとりん), is a lesbian transgender woman and often dresses to assume the role of the female gender, and is often described as cute, able to appear as a girl while cross-dressing, which is encouraged by their friends Yoshino Takatsuki and Saori Chiba.[79][80] Later on, they exhibit signs of gender dysphoria and displays an outward attraction to two characters in the series—Yoshino, a transgender man, and their female classmate, Anna Suehiro. The latter date for a short time, until the relationship, is broken off, and later resumed. Japan
Yoshino Takatsuki Genderqueer Yoshino Takatsuki is a student in Shuichi's class, also known as Takatsuki-kun (高槻くん) by their classmates, is often seen as a girl, but wants to be a boy, often refraining from dressing in traditionally feminine clothes.[79][80] He is attracted toward Shuichi and Saori, while he also experiences signs of gender dysphoria.[81]
January 20, 2011 Makoto Ariga Straight Trans woman Makoto, known as Mako for short, was assigned male at birth like Shuichi, expressing a desire to be a straight trans woman primarily due to her love of men and crossdressing like Shuichi.[81][80] She even dreams of entering into a relationship with a cool adult man.
February 3, 2011 Anna Suehiro Bisexual She develops feelings for Shuichi as a boy, and disapproves of his crossdressing at first, but later declares that she does not mind if she is "considered a lesbian" if Shuichi comes out as a transgender woman as shown in episodes such as "Rosy Cheeks ~Growing pains~" and "10 + 11 ~Better half~."[82][80] She also is well-known and experienced as a teenage model, often being outspoken, while also liking to modify the clothes she buys.
Hiroyuki Yoshida Straight Trans woman Hiroyuki, known as "Yuki" for short, is a tall and attractive straight trans woman who lives with her boyfriend Shiina and runs a gay bar.[80] She takes an early interest in Yoshino, whom she remains on good terms with after learning of their assigned sex, even giving Yoshino and Shuichi helpful advice when troubled. Due to her transition, she has not been on good terms with her parents, who run a uniform store as shown in the episode "Cool Girlfriend ~Green eye~."[80]
2011-2012 Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere October 15, 2011 Naito Margot Lesbian Naito and Malga are lovers which makes the two lesbian witches in open rebellion against the Catholic Church, indicated in episodes like "Commandos in Town."[83] Japan
Malga Naruze
2011-2014 Hunter x Hunter June 16, 2013 Neferpitou Ambiguous The only official statement regarding Neferpitou's gender appears in the Hunter × Hunter Hunter Association Official Issue: Hunter's Guide; Character & World Official Databook. It refers to Neferpitou using the pronoun (kare), which is usually translated to “he”. The official English translation opts for gender-neutral pronouns.[84] Japan
July 16, 2014 Alluka Zoldyck Trans woman Even though different characters refer to Alluka with male pronouns,[85][86][87] she is still primarily referred to and exclusively uses feminine terms and pronouns throughout the series.[88][89][90]
Maken-ki! November 16, 2011 Syria Ootsuka Gay or Trans woman She is a Defense Member of Venus, and an idol celebrity from America. In S1 Ep8, while at Tenbi, she flirts openly with Takeru, and makes the other girls jealous. When she fights Inaho, she uses professional wrestler moves.[91] At some point during season 2, when Takeru uses his Overblow ability, Syria loses her Inverse power, and is revealed to be an okama guy. Despite the defeat, Syria still pursues Takeru and gives him a kiss. Japan
2011-2019 The Amazing World of Gumball May 3, 2011 Gumball Watterson Pansexual On April 27, 2019, when someone on Twitter asked series creator Ben Bocquelet if Gumball was gay, he responded that Gumball "loves whoever he loves."[92] Gumball was voiced by pansexual voice actor Nicolas Cantu. United Kingdom
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YuruYuri July 5, 2011 Chinatsu Yoshikawa Lesbian Although the work is rather ambiguous about the orientation of main girls, Chinatsu is the one who has a confirmed crush on another girl.[93] Japan
July 12, 2011 Chitose Ikeda Chitose and her twin sister, Chizuru have various yuri fantasies whenever they take their glasses off, with Chitose almost always pairing Kyōko together with Ayano, which often leads to near-fatal nosebleeds while Chizuru pairs Ayano with Chitose and drools instead of having nosebleeds.[94] Whenever Chitose gets drunk (or eats chocolate in the anime), she goes on a kissing rampage.
Chizuru Ikeda
Ayano Sugiura Ayano is in love with Kyouko but is often not too honest with her feelings for her, always referring to her by her full name and treating her with acts of hostility, despite not wanting do so on purpose.[94][95]
August 13, 2012 Akane Akaza Akari's older sister. She is secretly infatuated with Akari,[96] with her room almost completely covered in photos of her, often doing various perverted things with her belongings when she is not around and reading lots of doujins about sisterly incest as shown in the episode "Sisterly Relations and Such."
August 13, 2012 Nadeshiko Ohmuro Sakurako's older sister who is eighteen years old. She is in a romantic relationship with one of her friends, though it has not yet been revealed who.[96]
Tomoko Yoshikawa Chinatsu's older sister. She's a friend of Akane and has strong feelings for her.[96]
2011-2022 Ninjago May 20, 2022 Sally Bisexual Sally is a teenager who wants to become a singer. Sally is shown to be bisexual as she has a bisexual pride sticker on her guitar case.[citation needed] Her parents' car also have an progress pride flag on their car. Denmark
2011–present Bob's Burgers March 6, 2011 Cha-Cha Trans woman Cha-Cha is a transgender sex worker who first appears in the episode, "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?".[97] United States
Marbles Marbles is a trans female sex worker who first appears in the episode "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" and describes pursuing sex reassignment surgery.[98]
Marshmallow Marshmallow is a trans female sex worker.[99] In June 2020, the show's creator committed to having Marshmallow voiced by a Black LGBTQ actor rather than David Herman.[98] Marshmallow is voiced by transgender actress Jari Jones in the 14th and 15th seasons.[100]
January 14, 2018 Nat Kinkle Lesbian Nat is a limousine driver who drives Linda, Tina and Louise around in her limousine in "V for Valentine-detta." In "Just the Trip", she invited the Belchers on a road trip to drop off Steve, her pet snake at her ex-girlfriend's animal sanctuary.[101]
December 10, 2017 Dalton Crespin Gay He had a boyfriend whom he broke up with prior to the episode "The Bleakening" who is now a boyfriend with one of Dalton's ex-boyfriends.[102] He is voiced by John Early, a gay actor.

2012 edit

Duration Show title Character debut date Characters Identity Notes Country
2012 Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero July 13, 2012 Chikage Izumi Lesbian She is a friendly, tomboyish girl with short brown hair and amber eyes. She becomes friends with Miu immediately. She is also a lesbian, and shamelessly admits it,[103] though she develops a slight "liking" for Akatsuki, shown in episodes like "Holy Water Bond." Japan
Bodacious Space Pirates January 29, 2012 Jenny Dolittle Lesbian The two are not only president and vice president of the Space Yacht Club but are also lesbian lovers, as revealed in the middle of the show.[104] Both Jenny and Lynn reappear in the 2014 film which followed the series, titled Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace.[105] Japan
February 5, 2012 Lynn Lambretta
Brave 10 January 22, 2012 Kamanosuke Yuri Ambiguous Their exact gender is unknown[106] but on occasion is referenced as male, shown in the episode "Valley of Whirlwinds." Nonetheless, they develop a romantic interest in Saizo. Japan
Inu x Boku SS January 19, 2012 Nobara Yukinokōji Lesbian She holds a primary sexual interest in young cute girls as shown in the episode "The Real Contract," with some calling her a "predatory lesbian."[107] Japan
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine April 4, 2012 Lieutenant Oscar Ambiguous Oscar is an androgynous male character who has a key role in the anime.[108][109] Japan
2012–2013 From the New World September 29, 2012 Maria Akizuki Bisexual She falls in love with and begins to date Saki but later enters a duty pact[110] with and marries Mamoru Itō. As she is one of the main characters, she appears "ambiguously bisexual."[111] Japan
Shun Aonuma He dated Satoru Asahina for a time but was in love with Saki since childhood.[110] However, he stayed away from Saki for fear of his growing uncontrollable power. As he is one of the main characters, he appears "ambiguously bisexual."[111]
Satoru Asahina Satoru dated Shun for a while but the two later broke up and he began to date another boy for a time, but that relationship also failed. He later falls in love with and marries Saki, shown in the episode "From the New World."[110] Since he is one of the main characters, he appears "ambiguously bisexual."[111]
Saki Watanabe She loved Shun[110] for a long time but dates Maria and later marries Satoru, shown in the episode "Omen." Since she is one of the main characters, she appears "ambiguously bisexual."[111]
Ixion Saga DT November 3, 2012 Mariandale Trans woman A transsexual maid who wields pistols akimbo and protects the princess.[112] She admits being jealous of the princess getting married. Occasionally, she will revert to her male voice. Near the end of the series, she offers up her "testicles" to Eren (who previously had his removed) as a way to make herself feel more female. Japan
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure October 5, 2012 Dio Brando Bisexual Dio is canonically bisexual in both the anime and manga.[64] In the 2007 Eureka interview with Araki (the author of the franchise), when asked about Dio's sexuality, Araki responded: "...Dio's sort of a composed character that could go either way. He could go with a man or a woman."[113] Dio's sexuality is incidental to his villainy, and his same-sex relationship with Enrico Pucci in Part 6 of the manga is actually one of his few humanizing moments. Japan
2012–2014 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange May 28, 2012 Marshmallow Non-binary Marshmallow is one of Annoying Orange's friends. On June 17, 2022, Marshmallow was confirmed to be non-binary.[114] Marshmallow is voiced by creator Dane Boedigheimer who is transgender and non-binary. United States
The Legend of Korra April 14, 2012 Korra Bisexual In The Legend of Korra, both Korra and Asami are romantically involved with Mako at different points. The series finale, "The Last Stand," ended with Korra and Asami holding hands and looking into each other's eyes while traveling through a portal right before the ending credits. The creators later confirmed that the intention of the ending scene was to show Asami and Korra becoming a romantic couple.[115][116][117] In the graphic novel The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, which is the sequel to the animated series, Korra and Asami are in a relationship.[118] Korra is voiced by bisexual actress Janet Varney. United States
April 28, 2012 Asami Sato
June 23, 2012 Kyoshi Michael Dante DiMartino, one of the series creators, in an interview with EW, noted that while the show's crew had always believed she was bisexual, her feelings toward women and men were actually only explored in the young adult novel and in the comics branching off of the series.[119]
September 13, 2013 Kya Lesbian Kya is Aang's daughter who appears in The Legend of Korra. Her sexuality is not mentioned in the animated series, but in the sequel graphic novel The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, she is shown to be lesbian and gives advice to Korra and Asami about coming out.[120][119]
2012–2015 Brickleberry October 9, 2012 Constance Beatrice "Connie" Cunaman Lesbian Connie admits she is a lesbian. It is revealed to the viewers that she dubs her strength "lesbian strength" as shown in the episode "Gay Bomb."[121][122] She is obsessed with Ethel, and was turned away by her Evangelical parents for being a homosexual.[123][124] United States
2012–2016 Gravity Falls June 15, 2012 Wendy Corduroy Bisexual In 2020, it is confirmed by Alex Hirsch on Twitter that Wendy is bisexual.[125][126] United States
June 29, 2012 Sheriff Blubs Gay In the series finale, the two men publicly express their love for each other, confirming their romantic relationship.[127][128][129]
Deputy Durland
2012–2018 Bravest Warriors January 20, 2013 Plum Bisexual She seems to have a crush on Chris, kissing him multiple times during the show in the episodes "Gas-Powered Stick," "Hamster Priest" and "Merewif Tag," even as she rejects advances from Danny and Wallow in the episode "Mexican Touchdown." She is also madly in love with her doppelganger as shown in the comics, which is seemingly canon[130] while she kisses Peach in another comic.[131] Furthermore, on numerous occasions, she has identified as bisexual, which was confirmed by Kate Leth, who wrote all three volumes of the Bravest Warriors comic.[132]
Canada
DreamWorks Dragons March 23, 2012 Gobber Gay The blacksmith of Berk, Stoick's closest friend, and Hiccup's mentor. Later he is seen riding a Hotburple named Grump. He is also gay and appears in the films of the How to Train Your Dragon and DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders.[133] United States
2012–2020 Doc McStuffins March 23, 2012 Thea Lesbian The title character, Dottie "Doc" McStuffins, routinely interacts with toys, dolls, and stuffed animals that have come to life. In the episode "The Emergency Plan", two dolls form a lesbian married couple and are parents of two doll children. This was the first same-sex couple featured in a Disney Junior preschool series.[134][135] They are voiced by Wanda Sykes and Portia de Rossi who are both lesbians. United States
Edie

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Duration Show title Character debut date Characters Identity Notes Country
2013 Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet April 21, 2013 Lukkage Bisexual She has two female sex slaves who also serve as her co-pilots for her mecha, as shown in the episode "The Villainous Empress" and other episodes.[136] Later she develops a romantic interest in Pinion, especially with his hair down. In the two OVAs for the show, Far Beyond the Voyage parts 1 and 2, Lukkage is a former pirate involved with salvaging and guarding Gargantia from threats, with her two companions still by her side, helping her run the ship and gather intel. Japan
Gatchaman Crowds July 12, 2013 Hajime Ichinose Ambiguous Due to the fact that Hajime, one of the Gatchamen, fused with Berg Katze, who is an androgynous alien shapeshifter with no specified gender,[137] this means that Hajime's gender may be ambiguous, although still clearly a teenage girl, as shown in the episode "inbound." In various episodes, Hajime has Katze speak through her even when not in her Gatchaman form, even asking for their thoughts on Rizumu Suzuki, the show's villain in the first season of the series, and for their thoughts on other matters as shown in the episode "2:6:2." Japan
Berg Katze An androgynous alien shapeshifter with no specified gender, although referred to in official releases as male.[138] They have the power to transform into anyone that they kiss, preferring men over women, disguising themselves to frame people for all types of crimes, shown in episodes like "Genuine."[137] At the end of the series, she goes on a number of dates with Hajime Ichinose, one of the Gatchamen, and in the director's cut she fuses with Haijame during a fight, indicated in the OVA, "Embrace."
O.D. They are a flamboyant alien with no specific gender, although as a clear stereotype.[137] They are later a guest on The Millione Show and replaced by DD.
Kin-iro Mosaic July 13, 2013 Aya Komichi Lesbian She is rather bashful towards Yoko, often not being honest with her feelings. She frequently misinterprets situations between herself and Yoko, responding indignantly and blushing, mostly because of not being able to admit her love to Yoko.[139][140] Japan
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU April 19, 2013 Saika Totsuka Gay Saika is the president of the tennis club who has an androgynous appearance but prefers others to not mistake his gender. He is one of the few people who truly wants to be closer friends with Hachiman, despite Hachiman's tendency to push others away. Furthermore, at the summer camp Saika is shown to have a crush on Hachiman, sometimes dreaming about him and mumbling Hachiman's name in his sleep. Despite knowing that Saika is a boy, Hachiman oftentimes finds himself unwillingly attracted to him.[141] Japan
Senran Kagura January 6, 2013 Katsuragi Lesbian Katsuragi is a member of the "good ninjas" who shows a significant degree of sexual attraction towards several other female characters throughout the series. Notably, she is obsessed with breasts, and enjoys frequently groping her teammates.[142][143] Japan
Yuyushiki April 9, 2013 Yukari Hinata Lesbian She is a childhood friend of Yui, falling in love with her after Yui gave her candy at a second-grade picnic, with Yui feeling embarrassed of her in the past, but accepting her now, shown in various episodes. Like Yuzuko, she constantly flirts with Yui. She also admits loving Yuzuko in the fifth episode. Due to the "surreal" nature of Yuzuko and Yukari's portrayal, their orientation remains partially ambiguous.[144] Japan
Yuzuko Nonohara She has feelings for Yui, enjoying teasing and flirting with her, while she is also close with Yukari, who also loved Yui, often following Yuzuko's lead. On a few occasions, she admits wanting a date with Yui, and that she would pay 500 yen for 2 girls to get right to "business". Due to the "surreal" nature of Yuzuko and Yukari's portrayal, their orientation remains partially ambiguous.[144]
April 30, 2013 Kei Okano She is quite fond of Chiho and is later shown to have a crush on her. This leads to her being often cold towards Yui for allegedly taking Chiho away from Kei's other friend, Fumi is aware of her fondness and interest in Chiho and often teases her about it, often acts as a "possessive classmate."[145]
2013–2014 Kill la Kill October 4, 2013 Mako Mankanshoku Bisexual At the end of this anime, Mako encourages Ryuko Matoi in the final battle by promising to go on a date with her and kisses her while doing so.[64] The final scene of the episode shows Ryuko and Mako going out on a date. Mako also seems to be in love with Ira Gamagori, meaning she can be bisexual. Japan
December 12, 2013 Nui Harime Lesbian She flirts heavily with both Satsuki and Ryuko in her introduction episode. In episode 21, she is shown to really enjoy a kiss from Ryuko, after which she mentions that Ryuko is a better kisser than Ragyo.[146]
Samurai Flamenco October 31, 2013 Mari Maya Bisexual Mari Maya, is a central member of the idol group, "Mineral Miracle Muse," writes and composes lyrics,[147] while having a fetish for men in uniforms, and enjoys stepping on the testicles of "molesters and other evildoers."[148] She also has an inferiority complex towards Moe, another member of the idol group, but the two later reconcile by kissing each other in the episode "The Wandering Hero." Japan
Moe Morita Lesbian
2013–2015 The Awesomes August 8, 2013 Tomboy Lesbian Originally presented as Gadget Gal's nemesis, she is outed in the episode "Baby Got Backstory" as using the feud to cope with her own romantic feelings for her.[149][150] United States
September 5, 2013 Zip "Frantic" Danger Gay Frantic, who is "crazy fast" reject from a circus show,[151][152] is forcibly outed under media pressure in "The Awesomes' Awesome Show."[153] He later falls for Christopher, a member of villain team The Gay Mafia.
October 20, 2015 The Gayfather The Gayfather is the leader of villain team The Gay Mafia, including members like Christopher and Steven, and makes his debut in "The Gayfather."[154][155] Christopher falls for Frantic immediately upon meeting him, and sabotages his team's efforts as a result.
2013-2016 Bee and PuppyCat November 28, 2016 Toast Bisexual She is a wrestler who formerly wrestled with Cas and holds a grudge against her. In her debut episode, "Toast," she mentions her unnamed ex-wife.[156] Toast also appears in "Bee and Puppycat Lazy in Space" in where Toast is revealed to be bisexual as she in a relationship with Deckard and Cas' brother Merlin and is pregnant.[157] She gives birth to twins in the episode "I Won't Leave You Alone". United States
2013-2018 The Crumpets December 21, 2013 Grownboy Bisexual Grownboy is the eldest child of the Crumpets. He lives with his romantic partner Steve in a trailer. They get married in the season 1 episode "Cheep Shot."[158] France
Steve Gay
2013–2020 Steven Universe November 4, 2013 Ruby Lesbian & Non-binary Two sexless but feminine-presenting members of the Crystal Gems who have a romantic relationship with each other, and stay permanently fused to form Garnet.[159] Also the co-executive producer, Ian Jones-Quartey, has confirmed that, according to human standards and terminology, calling Ruby and Sapphire non-binary, feminine-presenting lesbians would be "a fair assessment".[160] On July 6, 2018, the episode "Reunited" aired, in which Ruby and Sapphire get married, kiss, and fuse into Garnet, after Ruby proposed to Sapphire in a previous episode, "The Question".[161] Sapphire is voiced by a lesbian actress, Erica Luttrell while Charlyne Yi came out as non-binary after the series ended in 2020. Garnet re-appeared in the 2019 film, Steven Universe: The Movie and in the limited series Steven Universe Future, as did Pearl, Sadie, Stevonnie, Rose Quartz, and Bismuth. United States
Sapphire
Pearl In "We Need to Talk", it is very apparent that Pearl, a female-presenting non-binary Gem, is attracted to another Gem named Rose Quartz, her now-deceased leader.[162][163] Her feelings are later confirmed romantic in nature and reciprocated by Rose.[164] In "Last One Out of Beach City", Pearl is attracted to a female pink-haired human, which resembles Rose. In the episode "Bismuth Casual," Pearl allows Bismuth to flirt with her and has various female humans she is friendly with at the roller rink, where she has been in the past, implying she collects their numbers.
Sadie Miller Pansexual or Bisexual Formerly an employee of the Big Donut and lead singer of Sadie Killer & the Suspects, Sadie has a romantic attraction to men and those of other genders, so she can confidently be described as pansexual or bisexual. For much of the show, it was hinted that she had a crush on Lars Barriga,[165] a fellow employee of the Big Donut, who is often a jerk towards her, but occasionally reciprocates her feelings for him.[166][a] In the episode "Island Adventure," they share a kiss and remain friends after Lars returns from space in "Change Your Mind". She later begins a relationship with Shep, a non-binary character.[167] She also is attracted to Stevonnie, an intersex/non-binary character, a fusion of Connie and Steven, as shown in Stevonnie's debut episode.
November 18, 2013 Harold Smiley Gay Storyboard artist Raven Molisee confirmed that Mr. Smiley is gay[168] because of his longtime relationship with another comedian Mr. Frowney. In the book, Steven Universe: Art & Origins, episode concepts for "Future Boy Zoltron" note that Mr. Smiley and Mr. Frowney are in a relationship.[169]
Quentin Frowney
Kiki Pizza Pansexual In Issue 2 of the Steven Universe comics, Kiki and Stevonnie hang out, shopping together, with Kiki asking Stevonnie out to the school prom.[170] Later on, hijinks ensue, with Steven and Connie unfusing, with both re-fusing, asking Stevonnie out for real. Comics are considered level 2 canon for the Steven Universe TV series.
January 15, 2015 Stevonnie Intersex Stevonnie is a fusion of both Steven and Connie. Steven and Connie identify as male and female respectively, but the gender of Stevonnie is difficult to describe,[171] with series creator Rebecca Sugar describing it as the "living relationship between Steven and Connie."[172] Stevonnie is commonly referred to with gender neutral pronouns (such as the singular they), while male and female characters seem to be physically attracted to Stevonnie.[173] Stevonnie also appears in a non-speaking role in the episode "Bismuth Casual" of the limited epilogue series, Steven Universe Future.[174]
Non-binary
January 8, 2015 Peridot Asexual Storyboard artist Maya Petersen stated that Peridot is asexual and aromantic on her Twitter, even though she said her word is not "the ultimate authority" on the matter. This asexual identity was never expressed in the show directly,[175] with fans shipping Peridot with various other characters, specifically Lapis Lazuli and Amethyst, some reviewers even seeing Peridot and Lapis in a "close, loving relationship" in the past.[176]
April 9, 2015 Rose Quartz Pansexual Rose was in a complicated romantic relationship with Pearl,[177][178] and later with Greg Universe, the father of the show's protagonist, Steven Universe, along with various other men in short-term relationships.[179][180][163] In the episode "Mr. Greg," Greg and Pearl recognize that they both loved Rose, who loved them both back.[181][163]
August 4, 2016 Bismuth Lesbian In the Steven Universe Future episode "Bismuth Casual," where Pearl invites Bismuth to the roller rink to "set her up" with some of her friends, Bismuth admits to having a crush on Pearl to Steven, as they form a "deep bond" together.[182][183] This is hinted to through her flirting toward Pearl in the episode "Bismuth".
2013–2023 Attack on Titan April 7, 2013 Zoë Hange Ambiguous Hange Zoë is a Section Commander of the Scouting Regiment who serves as its veteran leader of 4th Squad and a scientist who studies the Titans. In the original English translation of the original manga, Hange is referred to as a female, and is also portrayed as one in the anime adaptation. However, in a blog post in 2011, Isayama responded to a question regarding Hange's gender, saying, "Perhaps [Hange's gender] is better left unstated".[184] In 2014, Kodansha USA stated they went back through volume 5 and removed gender-specific pronouns they had used for reprint,[185] and references from volume 6 onwards.[186] Japan
April 14, 2013 Reiner Braun Bisexual In Chapter 38 of the manga and Episode 4 Season 2 of the anime, there was a conversation between Ymir and Reiner, in which Ymir said that Reiner “doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who is interested in women...”, to which Reiner replied in the affirmative and added that Ymir does not look like a girl who is interested in guys either.[187][188][189] Considering that Ymir is a lesbian, this is actually a double coming out of the characters to each other.[187] The additional materials also indicate that Reiner has a "high BL index."[190] Despite that, Reiner has shown some interest in Historia several times throughout the story, although he never told her about it.[191] In the context of his split personality, his sexuality becomes even more complex.
April 14, 2013 Historia Reiss Bisexual The official website mentions Ymir is in love with Historia (Krista).[192] According to a panel in 2014, it was hinted that Historia may have reciprocated by the confirmation of them being a 'couple',[193] with the English voice actress for Ymir, Elizabeth Maxwell, hoping that how their relationship is portrayed would "have an impact that echoes far into the future."[64]
April 21, 2013 Ymir Lesbian
2013–present Rick and Morty December 2, 2013 Rick Sanchez Pansexual One of the show's creators and executive producers and voice actor Justin Roiland revealed Sanchez was pansexual.[194] This was shown in "Auto Erotic Assimilation", when Rick connects with Unity, an ex-lover who is a collective hive mind of assimilated individuals from the planet they occupy.[195] United States
December 2, 2013 Jerry Smith Bisexual or Pansexual The season five episode "Mort Dinner Rick Andre" confirmed that the father of Morty, Jerry, is queer because he, and Beth, his wife, have a threesome with the King of the Ocean, otherwise known as Mr. Nimbus.[196] Jerry has feelings for Mr. Nimbus, and due to the fact he has a wife, it means he is either pansexual or bisexual, with both he and Beth in a "sex-positive place" in their relationship, according to Jerry's voice actor, Chris Parnell.[197] The fact he is queer was already hinted in the episode "Total Rickall."
August 16, 2015 Sleepy Gary Bisexual In "Total Rickall", Sleepy Gary is one of the dozens of aliens that alter the memories of Rick, Morty, Beth and Summer in order to pose as friends and family members.[198] Because of the fake memories, Beth believes herself to be married with Sleepy Gary, and Jerry believes he is having a secret affair with him.[199]
RWBY July 18, 2013 Yang Xiao Long Queer She is a teammate of Blake and fellow huntress. She works with Blake to kill Adam Taurus,[200] and grows romantically closer to her.[201][202] She accepts Blake's feelings toward her in the Volume 9 episode "Confessions Within Cumulonimbus Clouds", confesses her own feelings, and both kiss.[203][204] United States
July 25, 2013 Blake Belladonna Bisexual In a conversation with the voice actresses for Ruby Rose (Lindsay Jones), Weiss Schnee (Kara Eberle), Yang (Barbara Dunkelman), and Patty Hawkins, for GalaxyCon, the voice actress for Blake, Arryn Zech, confirmed that Blake likes men and women, with the other cast members concurring with her assessment.[205] She had a previous relationship with her abusive boyfriend, Adam Taurus.[206] She gets along well with her teammate, Yang Xiao Long. Fans and reviewers either shipped them as "Bumbleby" after the episode "Burning the Candle",[207] or noted their growing relationship over the show's seasons.[208][201][209] At the end of the show's sixth season, Yang works with Blake to kill Adam Taurus,[200][210] and her romantic feelings were "strongly hinted". She also is close to Sun Wukong in other episodes. In the Volume 9 episode "Confessions Within Cumulonimbus Clouds", Blake and Yang accept their feelings for one another and kiss.[203][204] Some reviewers also noted romantic subtext between both characters in RWBY: Ice Queendom.[209][210][202]
January 7, 2017 Ilia Amitola Lesbian Ilia confessed that she has held onto romantic feelings for her former-current-best friend Blake Belladonna in the episode "Alone Together." Miles Luna, one of the show runners, confirmed her sexuality in a 2018 Reddit AMA.[211]
December 8, 2018 Saphron Cotta-Arc Saphron, the sister of Jaune Arc, and her wife, Terra, have a son named Adrian, with all three making their debut in the seventh episode of Volume 6, "The Grimm Reaper." Voice actor Lindsay Jones, who voices Ruby Rose, later defended the inclusion of the couple in the series.[212][213]
Terra Cotta-Arc
November 30, 2019 May Marigold Trans woman May is a trans woman, which was confirmed by her voice actress, Kdin Jenzen, who is also transgender.[214] She is a member of a rebellion faction and was inspired by the Robin Hood character Maid Marian.[215] Her transgender identity was later confirmed on screen during the Volume 8 episode "War". May has a power that reflects elements of her personality, with hers being invisibility, which could be a manifestation of her dysphoria and will not to be seen.

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Duration Show title Character debut date Characters Identity Notes Country
2014 Akame ga Kill! August 3, 2014 Seryu Ubiquitous Lesbian She is implied to love Esdeath,[216] who she felt gave her a reason to live besides her own warped sense of justice, as shown in the episode "Kill the Empty Dream," and she has a tragic end in the series.[217] Japan
November 2, 2014 Suzuka Bisexual She is bisexual, having shown enjoyment at being beaten by a group of spies and showing sexual interest in Esdeath and Tatsumi, indicated in episodes like "Kill the Fate."[218][219]
Chozen January 13, 2014 Chozen Gay Chozen is a white, gay, aspiring rap superstar. He is in a relationship with fratboy-type Hunter.[220] United States
Hunter
Dramatical Murder July 6, 2014 Aoba Seragaki Gay or Bisexual As the anime is based on a BL game where Aoba is the main character and can end up with Ren, Koujaku, Noiz, Mink or Clear, it is safe to say all these characters have feelings for Aoba in the anime as well.[221] Koujaku is stated to be a womanizer but does have feelings for Aoba though the sexuality of the rest of the cast including Aoba is somewhat more varied and can be gay or bisexual depending on the game's route. Japan
Ren Gay
Koujaku
Noiz
Mink
Clear
Gugure! Kokkuri-san October 12, 2014 Inugami Ambiguous Inugami is a dog spirit who adores Kohina as she was the only one to care for them when they were alive. Because they cannot remember which gender they originally were, they frequently switch genders, and it becomes a running gag in the series.[222] Japan
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha January 15, 2014 Akemi Sumizome Lesbian A popular girl who constantly gets confessions from boys, but she later finds herself falling in love with tomboy Keiko Sanjō. Though Keiko rejects her, the two remain friends and Inari "yearns for her," with Akemi later confessing to Inari that she loves her.[223][224] Japan
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san April 10, 2014 Yachiyo Inugami Lesbian Yachiyo and Suzu fall in love at first sight after they get introduced to each other by their mutual friend, Aki Hiiragi. The whole series revolves around their relationship.[225] Japan
Suzu Nekoyama
Love Stage!! July 9, 2014 Izumi Sena Bisexual Ryoma is a 20-year-old popular actor and hard-worker,[226] while Izumi is an 18-year-old geeky university student.[227] The two fall in love despite Izumi initially not being comfortable with the idea of being in a relationship with another man and Ryoma struggling to accept his feelings despite having previously only liked women as shown in the episode "The Door to My Dreams" and others.[228] Japan
Ryoma Ichijo
Riddle Story of Devil April 3, 2014 Tokaku Azuma Lesbian Tokaku protects Haru and initially believes her feelings for her are due to Haru's manipulation ability but grows to realize her feelings are genuine.[229] Japan
Haru Ichinose
Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club! July 6, 2014 Urara Kasugano Lesbian Initially doting on Miou,[230] she falls in love with Momoka instead after developing a masochistic taste for her violent punishments.[231] Japan
Sakura Trick January 9, 2014 Haruka Takayama Lesbian Haruka and Yū are in a romantic relationship.[232][233] Japan
Yū Sonoda
January 16, 2014 Kotone Noda Kotone and Shizuku are in a romantic relationship, shown in episodes like "Yet Another Cherry Blossom Color" and live together.[234][233]
Shizuku Minami
January 23, 2014 Mitsuki Sonoda Mitsuki is Yū's older sister. She is suspicious of the relationship between Haruka and Yū, and disapproves of it.[233] However, she develops a crush on Haruka.
Soul Eater Not! April 22, 2014 Jacqueline O'Lantern Dupré Lesbian Kim befriends Jacqueline, one of her bully victims who has a secret crush on her, and they become partners.[235] They break up in the show's seventh episode, "Nice Day For a Death Bazaar!," but may still have some feelings for each other after that point. Kim also has feelings toward Ox Ford at the same academy. Japan
April 15, 2014 Kim Diehl Bisexual
The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior April 3, 2014 Sayaka "Ayaka" Watanabe Bisexual Ayaka is a college student who loves to lead men on[236] but reveals later on that she dates both men and women and loves reading BL in the episode "Thought So." She also is shown to have a sexual attraction to her fellow dormmate Mayumi, whom she often fondles despite the latter's resentment.[237] Japan
2014–2015 Cross Ange November 1, 2014 Hilda Schlievogt Lesbian Hilda was lovers with Zola,[238] who often fondles other women "or having sex with them,"[239] and later begins to engage in sexual relations with Chris and Rosalie,[240] while she is attracted to Angelise "Ange."[241] Rosalie deeply loves Chris.[242] Japan
Zola Axberg
Chris
Rosalie
Knights of Sidonia April 10, 2014 Izana Shinatose Third gender Izana belongs to a new, nonbinary third gender that originated during the hundreds of years of human emigration into space, as first shown in the episode "Commencement."[243][244] Izana later turns into a girl after falling in love with Nagate Tanasake. Japan
2014–2016 Clarence December 4, 2014 EJ Randell Lesbian EJ and Sue, who were introduced in "Jeff Wins", are Jeff's mothers.[245] They are voiced by lesbian comedians Lea DeLaria and Tig Notaro. United States
Sue Randell
Sailor Moon Crystal July 4, 2014 Sailor Moon (Usagi Tsukino) Bisexual She has shown to be attracted to guys like Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask, whom she ends up with. She's been shown to have a interest in woman as well.[246] When Usagi meets pretty girls, her heart races and she blushes. Also when Haruka kissed Usagi on the lips, she really loved it and even showed a romantic attraction towards both Rei and Makoto.[247] Japan
April 4, 2016 Sailor Neptune (Michiru Kaioh) Lesbian Originally appearing in the Sailor Moon series,[248][249] Michiru and Haruka reappear in this series, with their relationship not portrayed as "cousins" as the original English version of Sailor Moon asserted, but rather as a genuine romantic relationship.[250]
Sailor Uranus (Haruka Tenoh)
Non-binary In the series, Michiru refers to Haruka as "both male and female, but also neither", making Haruka be the first character in the franchise to be referred to that way.[251][252] She is also said to have an independent attitude and not care much for teamwork.[253] She also reappears in the film, Sailor Moon Eternal, as does Neptune.[254]
2014-2018 Tokyo Ghoul April 3, 2018 Tooru Mutsuki Trans man Tooru is a member of the Quinx squad and a major supporting character and on/off antagonist in the later parts of Tokyo Ghoul's final two seasons. He is initially presented as a somewhat effeminate young man but is gradually revealed to be transgender, having been born female but now living as male.[255] Japan
2014–2020 BoJack Horseman August 22, 2014 Todd Chavez Asexual In the season 3 finale, "That Went Well," Todd confides in his friend Emily that he doesn't think he is either straight or gay, and in fact "might be nothing". He explores the identity further in season 4 and accepts his asexuality, while meeting others who share his orientation.[256] Todd was the only asexual character GLAAD found on streaming platforms in 2018.[257][258] United States
Kelsey Jannings Lesbian While she is calling BoJack to tell him that they are replacing Andrew Garfield's with him, Kelsey says "I get enough of that from my ex-wife along with newspaper clippings about gluten" in the episode "Later."[259]
Herb Kazzaz Gay Herb's closeted homosexuality was first hinted at by Charlotte's statement: "I don't think I'm the person Herb's looking for," a mere scene before Herb steals a kiss from BoJack in the episode "The Telescope." He was later removed from the show after it was revealed that he was indeed gay.[259] Herb could possibly be bisexual, as he once dated Charlotte, although that could have been a cover to throw people off, or he was unsure of his sexuality.
September 8, 2017 Hollyhock's fathers Hollyhock, a female teenage horse and Bojack's sister, has eight adoptive fathers (Dashawn Manheim, Steve Mannheim, Jose Guerrero, Cupe Robinson III, Otto Zilberschlag, Arturo "Ice Man" Fonzerelli, Gregory Hsung, and Quackers McQuack) in a polyamorous gay relationship.[260]
September 14, 2018 Mary-Beth Lesbian Mary-Beth and Dr Indria are a married lesbian couple, as shown in the episode "INT. SUB."[261] Mary-Beth is a professional businesswoman while Dr Indria is a therapist. They both first appear in the fifth season. Mary-Beth is voiced by lesbian comedian Wanda Sykes.
Dr. Indria
October 25, 2019 Doctor Champ Gay Doctor Champ mentions he has a husband and daughter in the Season 6 episode "A Horse Walks into a Rehab."[262]
Mike Tyson Mysteries October 27, 2014 Marquess of Queensberry Gay or Bisexual One of the main characters of the show and member of the Mike Tyson Mystery team who was based on the real-life 9th Marquess of Queensberry John Douglas. In the show, he is initially portrayed as a flamboyant gay ghost. Despite this, it is revealed that Marquess originally had a relationship with a woman, which resulted in the birth of his son, Alfred. This shows that Marquess was likely either bisexual or had lost interest in women over the years.[263] Marquess of Queensbury is voiced by queer actor Jim Rash. United States
2014–present Hey Duggee June 24, 2015 Mr. John Crab Gay Mr. John Crab and his quiet husband Nigel Crab first appeared in the series 1 episode "The Sandcastle Badge".[264][265] In the series 3 episode "The Telling Time Badge", they celebrate their wedding anniversary. United Kingdom
Nigel Crab

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Notes edit

  1. ^ See the episodes "Tiger Millionaire," "Horror Club," "The New Lars," "The Good Lars," "I Am My Mom," "Stuck Together," and "Lars of the Stars" for examples of the relationship between Sadie and Lars.

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