We all know that Steven Universe is unique and amazing. For those of us who grew up in the 90's or before, we also know that this kind of show probably wouldn't have been green lit. Canon gay characters, character not conforming to gender norms, show created by a woman (and I say that because SU is the first CN show to hold that honor). All sorts of things would have sent up red flags for the executives. Now, I could gush about and analyze the show all day, or you could check out this awesome article from Patricia Martin!
What Steven Universe can Teach us about Queerness, Gender Identity, and Feminism