Cartoon Network show Steven Universe has featured a lesbian proposal. The popular American animated cartoon series has repeatedly earned praise for its portrayal of queer characters, with gem characters Ruby and Sapphire portrayed as a couple.
The show’s groundbreaking depiction of a queer relationship in a cartoon has won praise from fans young and old alike – even as the show has faced repeated censorship around the world over its LGBTQ content.
Ruby and Sapphire took another major step last night in Season 5 episode “The Question”. The show’s story arc had seen the pair – who often merge to form gemstone character Garnet – temporarily separated after a big argument. But despite attempts to make the best of the break-up with a cowboy adventure, Ruby eventually confesses to Steven that she cannot imagine life without Sapphire.