“The best way to change hearts and minds is through media,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and chief executive of GLAAD.
Seventy-three percent of millennials, or adults born after 1980, were in favor of same-sex marriage in 2015, according to Pew’s study. Millennials’ support for same-sex marriage has steadily climbed in the last decade, growing 24 percentage points.
“This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever noticing that they are being immersed in it.” – Joseph Goebbels (Adolf Hitler’s Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany)
Powerpuff Girls: Cartoon Network
Transsexual horse who becomes a unicorn.
Various “gay” characters including Homer officiating at a “gay” wedding.
South Park: Comedy Central
Various “gay” characters, the most famous being Big Gay Al.
King of the Hill: Fox
Features Dale’s “gay” father.
Cleveland Show: Fox
Cleveland’s best friend Terry is “gay.”
Legend of Korra: Nickelodeon
Bisexual characters Korra and Asami.
Gravity Falls: Disney
Characters Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durand are “gay.”
Steven Universe: Cartoon Network
Various gender fluid characters; Ruby and sapphire are lesbians.
She Zow: Discovery Family
The Awesomes: Hulu
Zip “Frantic” Danger is “gay.”
Adventure Time: Cartoon Network
Beemo is gender-fluid; in the episode “Princess Potluck,” despite Jake identifying as male, he wears make up to a party, explaining the reasoning as “My make-up looks pretty. I look pretty!”
Clarence: Cartoon Network
The episode “Neighborhood Grill” shows two men meeting for a blind date; was Cartoon Network’s first “gay” kiss.
Archies: Archie Comics
Features “gay” character Kevin Keller.
All New X-Men: Marvel
Iceman/Bobby Drake comes-out to Jean Grey.Young Avengers: Marvel
Features characters Wiccan and Hulkling as teen “gay” lovers.
Catwoman: DC Comics
Features a lesbian friend for Catwoman.
Batwoman: DC Comics
Batwoman is the highest profile lesbian in the DC universe.
Marvel Comics Presents: Marvel
Features transgender teen Jessie Drake who was the first openly transgender character in the Marvel universe.
Uncanny X-Men: Marvel
Northstar who was the first openly gay superhero in the Marvel Comics universe.
Midnighter: DC Comics
Lead character is a “gay” vigilante.
One more – from the 1990s:
Sailor Moon: Fox Kids
Various “gay” characters including Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune who are a lesbian couple.