Show and tell: Kids’ TV struggles with LGBTQ characters

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Show and tell: Kids’ TV struggles with LGBTQ characters

But things are changing, even as the debate rages between the religious right and defenders on the liberal left

AFP

Once upon a time in children’s television land frogs were kissed but princesses only ever married princes.

Now Prince Charming might just as easily ride off into the sunset with another man, as happens in the hit new Hulu cartoon series, The Bravest Knight, while the Disney Channel has just had its first gay romance in its live-action tween show Andi Mack.

Programme makers are struggling to better reflect the world young people are growing up in, with the first tentative steps to embrace non-traditional families and LGBTQ characters...

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