SDCC news don't stop! During the Steven Universe panel today, Rebecca Sugar revealed to the crowd that she identifies as bisexual. The crowd responded with cheers and a standing ovation! When Sugar spoke during the panel, the entire room was silent, the crowd hanging on her every word. In this sea of heterosexual cartoons, Steven Universe stands out. But this show wouldn't exist without the amazing Rebecca Sugar! As episodes progress, there is more and more confirmation that there are LGBTQ+ characters present. Steven Universe is raw and real, and it's exactly what kids need to see.
These things have so much to do with who you are, and there’s this idea that these are themes that should not be shared with kids, but everyone shares stories about love and attraction with kids. So many stories for kids are about love, and it really makes a difference to hear stories about how someone like you can be loved and if you don’t hear those stories it will change who you are. It’s very important to me that we speak to kids about consent and we speak to kids about identity and that we speak to kids about so much. I want to feel like I exist and I want everyone else who wants to feel that way to feel that way too.