Bandwagon builds for LGBTQ diversity on children's TV

Wilson Cruz, a co-star in the new Hulu animated children’s series “The Bravest Knight,” describes the show’s dad couple this way: “We’re not explaining homosexuality, or same-gender sexuality. We’re talking about the love of a family.”

His words and those of his fellow Hulu father, T.R. Knight, speak loudly about the state of LGBTQ representation in TV fare for kids, a segment of media that has been broadening story lines over the last several years to include a range of LGBTQ characters.

“It’s these parents that love her and care about her. That’s it,” Knight told The Associated Press in a recent joint interview with Cruz, referring to their cartoon daughter, Nia, a brave knight-in-training.

Seeing same-sex parents, gay marriage and general expressions of romantic LGBTQ affection is something the 46-year-old Knight wishes he had been exposed to growing up in Minneapolis.

“You feel starved, and you feel lonely, and that depression and that loneliness, it ain’t healthy,” he said.

source: nbcnews.com