Bandwagon builds for LGBTQ diversity on children’s TV
ilson Cruz, a co-star in the new Hulu animated children’s series “The Bravest Knight,” describes the show’s dad couple this way: “We’re not explaining homosexuality, or same-gender sexuality. We’re talking about the love of a family.”
His words and those of his fellow Hulu father, T.R. Knight, speak loudly about the state of LGBTQ representation in TV fare for kids, a segment of media that has been broadening story lines over the last several years to include a range of non-binary characters.
“It’s these parents that love her and care about her. That’s it,” Knight told The Associated Press in a recent joint interview with Cruz, referring to their cartoon daughter, Nia, a brave knight-in-training.
“You feel starved, and you feel lonely, and that depression and that loneliness, it ain’t healthy,” he said. (read more)