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Netflix’s ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Will Include Queer Character

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 has been a hotbed for gay nerd shit — first with Ryan Reynolds saying that he has hopes for Deadpool to explore his sexuality, and now with the animated series Voltron. At the panel for the Netflix show, it was revealed that one of the lead characters has been in a same-sex relationship.

Voltron is about a team of heroic space pilots, called Paladins, that fight to liberate the universe from an evil empire. Visually, it’ll remind you of something like Power Rangers — they have coordinated colors and fight in giant robot lions that can combine into a bigger robot named Voltron.

The show, like a lot of animated television shows, has a large queer fan base. It’s one of those series that gets fan art drawn of every character and people are constantly thinking which ones would be dating each other. Super gay.

Well luckily the gayness won’t just be in people’s fan art anymore as one of the leads, Shiro, will be revealed to be attracted to men in the upcoming season. In the trailer for Season 7, we actually see a glimpse of Shiro (white-haired stud) and the back of Adam, a man who we’ll learn is Shiro’s ex-boyfriend.

In the last few years of animated shows, producers have made a clear effort to represent their queer audience. Back in 2014, Korra in The Legend of Korra had a relationship with another female character and more recently, Steven Universe had a lesbian marriage proposal.


Ryan Khosravi

Ryan Khosravi is a culture writer based out of New York, and his thing in the world is beating unsuspecting straight men at Super Smash Bros.

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