Cartoon Network came out with a video on Instagram about the positive and negative aspects of social media. For a brief moment, one of the main characters on “Steven Universe,” Stevonnie, flashes her Instagram bio. It reads “I am an experience. Intesex, non-binary, they/them.”
Last year, “Steven Universe” creator Rebecca Sugar came out as non-binary, according to PinkNews. Cartoon Network has promoted queer visibility on the show, even as it faced censorship in different countries over characters’ LGBT identities.
“You can’t wait until kids have grown up to let them know that queer people exist,” Sugar said in 2016, according to PinkNews.
Steven Universe also features lesbian couple Saphhire and Ruby. LGBTQ Nationreported that Stevonnie might be the first out intersex and non-binary kids’ cartoon character.