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The No-Watch List: Guide to All the Kids' Shows and Movies That Have LGBTQ Characters and Content

I keep hearing about new and old kids' shows and movies adding LGBTQ characters, storylines, etc. Or for the full, incoherent, and current alphabet soup abbreviation: LGBTQIA+. 

Honestly, years ago, my family started weaning ourselves off constant TV shows and movies. TV and movies still leak into the cracks, though, when we are visiting friends, the dentist's office, etc. We will still have family movie night, of course--so many classics to show the kids! 

But it's still good to know and to help others know. Please help me with this list! Comment below with new and old shows and movies that need to be added to this list. Thanks in advance. 

List of Shows and Movies pushing the LGBTQ agenda,, header

It's also hard to find a list of LGBTQ kids shows and movies from the Christian perspective. A Google search on this topic quickly reveals Google's LGBTQ bias on this topic.  

Phew! It has taken me a long time to put this together. I will greatly appreciate your help in adding to this list and helping me keep in current. 

So, here is the list of kids' shows and movies ruined by the forced addition of LGBTQ characters and storylines, in alphabetic order, plus the approximate season for when the show went bad. 

WARNING: Many of the quotes I use to describe when the show went bad have been compiled from LGBTQ-friendly sites, so they may describe the content in a positive light. I certainly do not see this content as a positive thing.   

>> "Ab Initio" designation means a show was gay from the beginning   

Yeah, Disney is on this list a lot ... 

The table of contents below will help you navigate the list: (Note: Table of Contents may only be visible on desktop view) 


    You can access this database here, as well. Warning: the database is celebrating gay content.  


    For movies, see the list below at the end of all the television shows. 

    Adventure Time, Cartoon Network - Ab Initio 

    Adventure Time is one of those shows that may look and feel like a children's show, but was never a children's show. This is likely by design, unfortunately.   

    Adventure Time has always been pretty obvious about promoting LGBTQ lifestyles. This has only increase over time. According to an article from queer-advocacy site Polygon

    It took 10 seasons and 283 episodes for Princess Bubblegum and Marceline the Vampire Queen to kiss on Adventure Time. Of course, it was obvious they were together — or at least had feelings for each other — long before that, evidenced by their sharing clothes and general moon eyes in each other’s presence. Since the series ended in 2018, we’ve seen the pair simply exist as queer people in the 2020 Adventure Time: Distant Lands “Obsidian” special, both as individuals and as a couple, and they’re still a couple in the new Fionna and Cake spinoff series on Max. They are always written as each other’s romantic destinies.

    List of Shows and Movies pushing the LGBTQ agenda -- Adventure Time

    Andi Mack, Disney+ - Ab Initio/Season 2 

    Not exactly promoting the institution of the family ... the sister of the protagonist in this show is also her mother and grandmother. [Squints eyes] 

    Description from What's Up, Moms, which, sadly, promotes gay shows for kids: 

    An artsy teenage girl named Andi finds out one day that her sister is actually her mom. But weirder than that, her mom is actually her grandmother. I know, I know, you just have to see it. This is a brilliantly written show about characters trying to find out who they really are and the crazy adventures they have in an effort find that truth. We love that Andi’s best friends Cyrus and Buffy are along for the ride and in Season Two, we watch as Cyrus courageously comes out.

    LGBTQ kids shows to avoid

    Arlo, the Alligator Boy

    Arthur, PBS Kids - Season 22

    This was a painful one. When I was a kid, I read the Arthur books -- the show wasn't really a thing yet. I can still remember the smell of those glossy pages. Partly because I still have them!

    Here's the point of breakdown from an NBC News article:

    Mr. Ratburn from the children's show “Arthur” got married to another man in the show's 22nd season premiere, spurring effusive reactions from those who grew up watching the program. The episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” starred lesbian actor Jane Lynch as a special guest ...

    Maybe there's some solace in the fact that it was the rat ...

    This one is even more problematic, because Ratburn gets married:

    Arthur goes gay with Ratburn's wedding

    Blues Clues, Nickelodeon - Reboot Ab Initio, Not Original Series

    Get a clue! 

    John Bursch of Alliance Defending Freedom, the author of a new book, Loving God’s Children: The Church and Gender Ideology, describes when Blue's Clues went dark:
    Two years ago, it was an episode of Blue’s Clues — a show for very young children — that featured a ‘Pride Parade’ that included a float with a young cartoon beaver who had tape over her chest from breast removals.

    That's literally crazy: teaching children about trans-based body disfigurements. Gross. 

    Blues Clues pride parade

    Bubble Guppies, Nickelodeon - Season 4, Episode 2

    Bubble Guppies was one of the first to go dark. That is, it was one of the first kids shows to introduce an overtly gay character. On June 2, 2015, gay drag queen RuPaul guest starred as a snail in the episode "Costume Boxing!"

    Bug Diaries, Amazon - Ab Initio

    The “Bug Diaries” (Amazon) character Worm has two moms.

    Chip and Potato, Netflix - Season 2

    According to the Philadephia Gay News:
    Season 2 of Netflix’s animated series for preschoolers, “Chip and Potato,” has introduced a two-dad family to its cute anthropomorphic world. The series revolves around the adventures of Chip, a young pug, and her secret friend Potato, a mouse whom Chip pretends is a stuffed animal. In episodes 8 and 10 of season 2, we meet new neighbors Roy and Ray Razzle, two dad zebras, and their baby twins. Chip and her parents treat them just like any other family.
    Chip and Potato - LGBTQ content, two dad zebra family

    Clifford the Big Red Dog, PBS Kids, Amazon - Reboot Series, Season 1, Episode 12, Not Original Series 

    In 2020, it was reported that the beloved animated show Clifford the Big Red Dog became the second PBS Kids series with a recurring LGBT character. 

    In “The Big Red Tomato/Dogbot,” one of Emily Elizabeth’s friends, Samantha, brought her two moms to a dinner party. 

    Clifford the Big Red Dog LGBTQ the two moms

    Creative Galaxy, Amazon - Season 3, Episode 1

    The 2018 “Arty’s Holiday Masterpiece” episode of Creative Galaxy depicts a girl showing a craft project to her two dads.

    Dead End: Paranormal Park, Netflix - Ab Initio

    Description from What's Up, Moms, which, sadly, promotes gay shows for kids: 

    This animated trans series that sprang from the graphic novel series called DeadEndia. This British American fantasy-horror-comedy follows a trans teen named Barney, his neurodivergent best friend Norma, and a pug as they battle demons at a haunted theme park. If they succeed, they might just save the world from a supernatural apocalypse.

    Doc McStuffins, Disney Junior - Season 4, Episode 22 

    Doc McStuffins and the tale of two moms ... 

    The episode "The Emergency Plan" focuses on two mother dolls that separate from their kids after a dragon causes an earthquake.

    NBC News reported Doc McStuffins going to the dark side in 2017:

    Disney Junior's animated show "Doc McStuffins" aired an episode last week in which a family experiences an earthquake and learns how to plan for it in the future. The family just happens to be headed by two mothers: one black and one white. 

    Voiced by comedian Wanda Sykes and actress Portia de Rossi, Thea (Sykes) and Edie (de Rossi) are the latest same-sex couple to be featured on a children's television show.

    Ducktales - Reboot Series, Season 3, Episode 1

    I was a big Ducktales fan as a kid, and I was really enjoying this reboot with my kids ... until ... 

    The Season 3 premier featured a pair of gay dads, pictured below:

    Ducktales Gay Dads

    Not good! But that's just the beginning ... 

    Of course, it would be the alien ducks that are made LGBTQ. In season 2, Donald's sister, Della, gets trapped on the moon with an alien civilization called the Moonlanders. 

    By Season 3, one of these Moonlanders has come back to earth with the Ducks and is trying to make a home on this planet with her new friends. This Moonlander is the character Penumbra, a guarded and pragmatic lieutenant voiced by Julie Bowen (Modern Family). 

    At one point, Penumbra says "What? No! We are not enemies. I just do not wish to date an Earth ... Male."

    This implied lesbianism was later confirmed by the writer and director of the episode, Sam King. King said the following in a tweet:

    "Hey yeah! For clarity, I had certain constraints I had to work in to get this across, so believe me I'm the first to say I wish it was more overt," she said. "But yes, Penny calls everything on Earth "Earth -" her saying "Earth... male" is specifically saying "Men." She's a lesbian."
    List of Shows and Movies pushing the LGBTQ agenda,, Ducktales writer confirms Penumbra is queer tweet

    Heartstopper, Netflix - Ab Initio

    British school boys aren't just traveling to Narnia anymore.

    Description from What's Up, Moms, which, sadly, promotes gay shows for kids: 

    You might recognize the title Heartstopper from the viral queer graphic novel that exploded in 2019; it features two British school boys, Charlie (who is openly gay) and Nick (who is not) falling in love. The Netflix series is based on the graphic novel by Alice Oseman and features themes around love, friendship, mental health, and LGBTQ+ issues. We’ve seen a million stories just like this one featuring heterosexual teens, but here we get to watch first love bloom between two queer characters, and we are so here for it.

    Nothing good to see here, folks ...

    Heartstopper Gay Kids Shows

    Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous - Season 4, implied; Season 5, LGBTQ kids kissing 

    Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous not only features LGBTQ characters. It also features LBGTQ kids kissing. RED ALERT! 
    Yasmina “Yaz” Fadoula, a standout athlete and especially a track star is one of multiple LGBTQ characters. Here is the "progression" of her character to "out" and "out" gay from gay-friendly site

    Yaz is a little bit of a cynical loner. Sammy is the most exuberant, social gal in the group. Their friendship blossoms into Real Feelings. And, finally, in the final season, Yaz says them out loud ... When Yaz and Sammy find themselves alone (mostly; Ben’s trying to make himself invisible in the corner), Yaz says she’s been trying to tell Sammy something all day, but she’s been waiting for the perfect moment, but all those moments keep getting interrupted by the giant evil corporation that’s chasing them. She says she simply cannot wait another minute! Sammy’s like, “Wait another minute for what?” Well and finally Yaz blurts out, “I like you! Like a lot. Like a lot, a lot.” And before either of them can even process what’s happening, they get ambushed by a dinosaur. After they’re safe, Sammy says she feels the same, and has for a long time. AND THEN THEY KISS! ON THE MOUTH! IN A KID’S CARTOON!
    Camp Cretaceous LGBTQ content

    The Loud House, Nickelodeon - Ab Initio

    It would be nice if this show was trying to normalize big families. Alas, it's normalizing something else.  

    Description from What's Up, Moms, which, sadly, promotes gay shows for kids: 

    You just know that in a house with 11 kids (10 girls and 1 boy, oh my!), the volume must be at a constant fever pitch. So, it’s no wonder that 11-year-old Lincoln Loud finds ways to escape his house to chill out with his best friend, Clyde, and his two dads, Harold and Howard. Love how the gay dad characters are just as “standard” as any typical, heterosexual married parent characters that we always see on TV shows. Also, hope this isn’t a spoiler alert (it might be), but Lincoln’s sister, Luna, comes out as bisexual, giving even more layers of representation in this already excellent show.
    You can see from the description above that they are attempting to normalize both gay dads and homosexual marriage. No bueno. 

    Loud House gay dads parents

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Discovery Family - Season 9

    Was there ever a time when My Little Pony wasn't gay? This has always been a riddle to us 80s kids. "Brony" culture ...     

    Specifically, the "Friendship Is Magic" series features homosexual characters, per Wikipedia

    "The Last Crusade" received recognition for being the first Friendship Is Magic episode to feature homosexual characters: Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty are lesbians. The characters first appeared in the My Little Pony book Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe.

    Generally speaking, this show is fraught with issues. It's not good to play around with magic, like it's all good and natural.

    Aunt Holiday (left) with Auntie Lofty

    The Owl House, Disney+ - Ab Initio

    Description from What's Up, Moms, which, sadly, promotes gay shows for kids: 

    The Owl House is a kid-friendly comedy horror that follows a bisexual character named Luz Noceda, who ends up in a magical portal that drops her into a fantastical realm where she becomes friends with a warrior king. Luz, who has always wanted to be a witch, becomes an apprentice and embarks on adventure after another. The show also features a two-dad household and a non-binary character.

    Here's another description from The Parent Map website, a website for parents that, sadly, heavily promotes LGBTQ content: 

    The Owl House is the quirky queer magical series that every weirdo misfit needs growing up. The show hits hard at the theme of finding a place where you can be yourself from episode 1, but overt LGBTQ+ representation is limited to one character’s dads in season one. Season 2, on the other hand, sees teen girls embark on a wholesome, age-appropriate dating relationship, and introduces a nonbinary adult character. Bonus points for giving the main character’s mom her own story arc. Without ever questioning that she acts from a place of love, this single mom of color faces her own history of bullying as well as current social and financial pressures. She grows from a mindset of changing her child to fit the world to changing the world to fit her child. Chef’s kiss!

    Paw Patrol, Nickelodeon - Spin-off Rubble & Crew, Season 1, Episode 16, not Original Series

    Parents now need to patrol Paw Patrol!
    Dang, my kids loved this show. It seems omni-present, too. 

    The National Catholic Register wrote a good article on this:
    Rubble and Crew follows the beloved bulldog Rubble as he and his family work to build a new town called Builder Cove. It debuted earlier this summer, but already, in an attempt to appear “inclusive,” the show has featured what they called a “non-binary person.” 

    Paw Patrol goes gay

    Tierin-Rose Mandelburg, Anderlik Fellow in Culture & Media, video host and blogger for The Media Research Center, told the Register:

    The left’s attack in the Rubble and Crew episode was subtle with the transgender socks and the non-binary characters, yet has the potential to wreak havoc in families. 

    Mandelburg went on to say, "Pushing ideologies like this is exactly what the left aims to do. Parents can no longer put on what looks like an innocent children’s cartoon and have faith that it will be appropriate, making it incredibly hard to discern and teach children to discern right from wrong."

    Peppa Pig, Nickelodeon - Season 7, Episode 41

    Peppa Pig has also featured two moms awaiting the birth of their baby, so we're also normalizing surrogacy and/or artificial fertilization.

    Here's a good article about Peppa Pig's introduction of LGBTQ characters from the National Catholic Register

    Also, according to NBC News:

    The popular British children’s show “Peppa Pig” has introduced its first same-sex couple — two lesbian polar bears — following years of calls for more LGBTQ characters on the show. 

    In an episode that aired Tuesday on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, Penny the Polar Bear tells main character Peppa Pig that she has “two mummies” and draws a picture of herself holding hands with them. 

    “I live with my mummy and my other mummy,” Penny says in the episode, which is titled “Families.” She adds that one of her moms is a doctor. 

    Penny Polar Bear and her two mothers

    Pete the Cat, Amazon - Ab initio

    The character, Sally Squirrel, has two dads.

    Pinky Malinky, Netflix Ab Initio

    Description from What's Up, Moms, which, sadly, promotes gay shows for kids: 

    Pinky Malinky might have been born a hotdog, but that doesn’t stop him from seeing the bright side of life. This hilarious kid’s show is a bright spot of LGBTQ+ inclusivity that includes characters like Pinky’s friend JJ Jameson who has three dads (yes, three, it’s a polyamorous relationship). The best part? If you fall in love with this show, there are more than 60 episodes to binge on.


    Rescue Riders

    Ridley Jones, Netflix - Ab Initio

    Description from What's Up, Moms, which, sadly, promotes gay shows for kids:

    If you loved Night at the Museum, then you’ll love Ridley Jones. This preschool series is set in the Museum of Natural History, where Ridley and her friends go on wild adventures to keep the museum’s secrets safe. We especially love that Ridley has two dads (who happen to be mummies), voiced by Chris Colfer and Andrew Rannells. And then there’s Fred, a wonderful, adorable non-binary bison who uses they/them pronouns.

    Ridley Jones has two gay dads

    Rugrats, Nickelodeon - Reboot, Ab Initio  

    This is another one from my childhood. Alas. The original run of Rugrats had no openly gay characters, but the revival retcons/confirms what was always suspected. 

    From a New York Post article:

    The "Rugrats" revival includes Betty DeVille as an openly gay character. "Rugrats" premiered Thursday on Paramount+. "Rugrats" fans have long suspected Betty is a lesbian.

    Also, notice that the openly gay character's last name is DeVille or "devil," similar to Cruella de Vil.   

    Rugrats goes gay

    She-Ra and the Princess of Power, Netflix/Dreamworks - Ab Initio, implied 

    I was a big fan of He-Man and She-Ra growing up. My daughter and I were watching this show together and enjoying it. Then, creepily, they start sneaking in gay themes and, eventually, characters. 

    The method to this madness is more madness, plus sneakiness and creepiness. 

    Description from What's Up, Moms, which, sadly, promotes gay shows for kids: 

    Calling all 80s kids! This reboot features five seasons of girl power awesomeness. We follow an orphaned girl named Adora who finds a sword, turns into the badass She-Ra, and unites a rebellion to fight against evil. Also she totally falls in love with her bestie, Catra. This is an excellent show that casts queer characters in the hero role and shows kids that being gay doesn’t mean you can’t also save the day.

     According to the, "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was made for the gays." Continuing, "It’s an adventure like no other, pushing forward queer representation in animation."

    She-Ra is Super-Powered Gay

    Sesame Street, PBS - Season 1 (1981) or Season 52 (2021)  

    Like My Little Pony, I feel like Sesame Street has been promoting the gay agenda from the beginning. 

    Bert & Ernie have always had a strange relationship. Grown man-puppets living and bathing together? But, at least according to the always-suspect New York Times: 

    Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind “Sesame Street,” quickly knocked down the idea, saying in a statement that Bert and Ernie are “best friends” and, being that they are puppets, have no sexual orientation.

    Muppet Wiki compiled a gay timeline for Sesame Street. If not Bert and Ernie, Sesame Street first featured the gay lifestyle in 1981 with the song We All Sing the Same Song, which included the lyric “I’ve got one daddy, I’ve got two.” 

    Sesame Street introduced its first gay couple in 2021, according to Them, an explicitly gay magazine: 

    The couple made its historic appearance in Sesame Street’s latest episode, “Family Day,” which aired last week. Nina (Suki Lopez) welcomes her family into town: brother Dave (Chris Costa), his husband Frank (Alex Weisman) and the couple’s daughter Mia (Olivia Perez).

    Sesame Street's first gay couple, Dave and Frank

    Spidey and Friends

    Steven Universe, Hulu - Ab Initio

    Description from What's Up, Moms, which, sadly, promotes gay shows for kids:

    Steven is a little bro in a family of magical beings called the Crystal Gems, who are basically the guardians of the universe. Steven’s quest: to learn how to use his magical powers to save the world. By the way, those magical powers come from his belly button, making this show both hilarious and adorable. The show features two LGBTQ+ characters, Saphire and Ruby — known as the Gems — who share a 5,000-year-long relationship.

    It's interesting that this show is, not just promoting gay/lesbian marriage, but also presenting such as particularly long-lasting. This is decidedly not the case. Long-lasting monogamy among homosexual partners is rare. 

    Maybe this irony is meant to enhance the fantasy element? LOL. 


    For now, we'll just list all the "kids'" movies with LBGTQ content. Hopefully, I will soon add descriptions of the content. 

    Disney children's movies with LGBTQ content? Pretty much every Disney children's movie since 2019/2020 has featured LGBTQ content.   

    For now, watch out for the following titles:

    > Lightyear, Disney

    > Luca, Disney - undertones, subtext, not outright 

    > The Mitchells vs The Machines, Netflix

    > Onward, Disney

    > Rapunzel's Tangled Adventures

    > Strange World, Disney 

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