According to a new report, between 2017 and 2019, there’s been a 222 percent growth in LGBTQ characters and stories on children’s television series. As June’s ‘Pride Month’ promotion continues, Insider examined children’s television and discovered that LGBTQ material has exploded in cartoons and live-action series geared at children on networks such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and others during the previous decade.
Insider revealed that LGBTQ content marketed towards children has expanded dramatically in only a few years in one bullet point:
From 2017 to 2019 alone, we found a 222% increase in representations of LGBTQ identity. In 2019 a total of 74 newly-debuted or confirmed LGBTQ characters made their way to the screen.https://t.co/h2WhmIPhfU pic.twitter.com/6fv9prfpNA
— Insider (@thisisinsider) June 10, 2021
This study reveals that there are currently 259 LGBT characters in current children’s cartoons and television shows. This ranges from characters with homosexual parents, transgender or homosexual characters, and stories addressing “inclusion” and sexual identity are all included.
Gay culture has long been a feature of children’s programming, but has exploded in recent years due to collaboration with homosexual activist group GLAAD. Now the entertainment industry has made a determined, industry-wide attempt to push the extreme LGBTQ agenda into all programming for children during the last decade.
GLAAD has persuaded Hollywood to enhance LGBTQ agenda representation in programming, and networks like as Nickelodeon, PBS, Cartoon Network, and others have joined the campaign. Almost every TV show, whether animated or live-action, has now included LGBT characters in order to comply with this agenda.
It is unclear how much “representation” will be satisfactory for the activists, when those who identify as gay or trans still make up less than 4% of the population, or less than 1 in 20 people.