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Should've Been Queer Part 2: Cartoon Characters & Comics

Updated: Jun 1

We're back with another list of the biggest missed queer-portunities on TV and film! This episode: male characters in cartoons and comics that were TOTALLY queer.



15. Miguel and Tulio from The Road to El Dorado



A gay road trip movie??

14. Juandissimo from Fairly Odd Parents



A big, muscly bisexual (it's the purple).

13. Gaston from Beauty and the Beast



He was a total bear and Lefou was in love with him!

12. Piglet



We all thought it, didn't we?

11. Bugs Bunny



He loved dressing in drag and was always stealing kisses from Elmer Fudd!

10. The Entire Cast of Hey Arnold



You can make the case for pretty much everyone in this super queer cast: Gerald and Arnold, Harold and Eugene, Arnold's grandparents, Mr. Simmons...the list goes on


9. Howard from Rugrats (Phil and Lil's dad)



Phil and Lil's parents were both obviously just each other's beards (and he totally should've been with Chuckie's dad).

8. Genie from Aladdin



Nothing to see here--just a big gay magical genie.

7. Scar from The Lion King



He might have been king of the jungle, but he was a total queen.

6. Hades from Hercules



He was SO sassy!

5. Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King



They literally raised a child together! Best gay dads ever!

4. Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid



Maybe he just didn't want to kiss the girl??

3. Spongebob



The GAYEST sponge under the sea. He raised a baby clam with Patrick!

2. Li Shang from Mulan



A bisexual king!

1. Batman and Robin



There is a history of undeniably queer subtext in Batman, especially in the 1995 Batman Forever movie--which is why these two secret lovers are ranked #1 (and they make an appearance on our Part 4 list as well)!

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