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TV: She-Ra Creator ND Stevenson On Life After the Show

Noelle Stevenson

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power creator ND Stevenson opens up their life, being trans and mental health in a new autobiographical series. In one of the “quiet comics” that make up Stevenson’s new project, I’m Fine I’m Fine Just Understand, he talks about being at a place in his transition where he is “getting used to people staring at me in a new way”. Sometimes it’s a look of “confusion”, writes Stevenson, who came out as “non-binary or something like it” in 2020. Sometimes, they see a look in people’s eyes that “used to be in mine” before they … Read more

Babadook Creator Jennifer Kent Loves His Gay Icon Status

The Babadook

The Babadook creator Jennifer Kent is officially embracing his gay icon status. The creature from 2014 horror film The Babadook was embraced as a symbol by the LGBT+ community after a 2016 Netflix glitch saw the film accidentally placed in the LGBT+ section. Three years on there’s still no stopping The Babadook, who remains a regular staple at Pride events across the world. A poll this month found that 6 percent of LGBT+ people still consider The Babadook a gay icon, only three points behind Taylor Swift. Full Story – Pink News

Steven Universe Creator – “I’m Non-Binary”

Rebecca Sugar

Rebecca Sugar, creator of cartoon series Steven Universe, has come out as non-binary. Speaking to NPR’s 1A, Sugar revealed the main characters in the series – called Gems – are all non-binary women. She then said: ‘And I am also a non-binary woman.’ Sugar said it’s ‘been really great to express myself through these characters because it’s very much how I have felt throughout my life.’ The 31-year-old also identifies as bisexual and is the first woman to solely create a Cartoon Network show. By James Besanville – Full Story at Gay Star News  

Creator of Steven Universe Comes Out as Bi

Steven Universe

Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar just gave an amazing speech when coming out as bisexual at Comic-Con in San Diego. To eventual rapturous applause, Sugar came out after a question from a fan on why Steven Universe touches on LGBT+ issues so often. Sugar comes out, simply saying: “Well, in large part it’s based on my experience as a bisexual woman,” but then she goes on to say a whole lot more. Discussing the importance of speaking to kids about LGBT+ issues, Sugar says not seeing oneself reflected in the stories we are told “changes who you are”. She ends … Read more