If you got the ‘feeling’ that you are seeing an increasing number of films and television programming featuring LGBTQ themes, especially those directed at children, you aren’t mistaken: That’s a real thing and it’s being done on purpose.
Breitbart News reports:
The increase of LGBTQ characters and themes popping up in TV shows made for children in the last decade is not an organic development. It’s the consequence of so-called “queer creators” pushing the LGBTQ agenda and working with major entertainment networks, writers, producers, showrunners, and directors to place sexualized themes into on-screen fare made for young audiences.
A recent, extensive report by Entertainment Insider highlights the increase of LGBTQ messaging in children’s programming, and explains that LGBTQ activists behind the scenes have made it happen.
“The rise of gender-diverse representation isn’t a coincidence,” Insider reports. “Shows created and run by queer women, trans, and nonbinary showrunners are largely responsible for the influx of nonbinary and trans characters in kids’ animation.”
One of the ways that leftist culture warriors have managed this is by ditching hiring that has historically been based on merit and accomplishment, in lieu of searching out and instead hiring members of the LGBTQ community.
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Taneka Stotts, a “genderfluid” writer on “Steven Universe: Future,” told the organization that “nonbinary, bisexual” show creator Rebecca Sugar “went out of the way” to ensure that the program was primarily staffed using “inclusive” standards and hiring practices. She also looked for new talent on social media platforms including Twitter and Tumblr rather than the standby hiring methods.
“Visible queer content and multiple queer creators means no one has to feel isolated the way that I did,” Sugar said.
Unless, of course, you’re being frozen out of a job because you don’t check the LGBTQ box (which is the vast majority of the population, by the way).
“One transgender showrunner, Shadi Petosky, told Insider that it isn’t enough for LGBTQ activists to simply get roles within the entertainment industry, they must also make sure that pro-LGBTQ content makes it into the shows,” Breitbart News reported, citing Insider.
Petosky said that did not come easy, as there was pushback throughout production in the form of “little arguments, and battles, and suspensions” throughout production.
“I had to fight with the help of GLAAD to get the actual word ‘Pride’ in, instead of it being called ‘Rainbow Parade’ or something,” Potesky said.
GLAAD has also convinced an increasing number of networks to include more LGBTQ content, and especially for content directed at children — because this is what the left does, it brainwashes our youth rather than present materials and arguments to them, the same as people on the right do, and then let the kids decide for themselves as they grow what to believe. How insidious:
As Breitbart News previously reported, a veritable tidal wave of gay representation has washed over children’s TV shows, with a 222 percent increase in LGBTQ characters and stories between 2017 and 2019 alone.
Today, it is virtually impossible to find a TV series without a gay character or LGBTQ theme. A review of the content found a whopping 259 gay characters in cartoons and TV series aimed at children.
Once again, we have leftists trying to claim they ‘care more’ about our children while at the same time demonstrating that all they really care about is capturing their minds.