Menu

InstagramTwitterYouTubeFacebookSnapchat
Globe Icon
Join and support LGBT+ journalism

Join

and support
LGBT+ journalism

Community

The creator of Steven Universe just gave the best reason for coming out as bi (VIDEO)

Joseph McCormick July 22, 2016

Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar just gave an amazing speech when coming out as bisexual at Comic-Con in San Diego.

To eventual rapturous applause, Sugar came out after a question from a fan on why Steven Universe touches on LGBT+ issues so often.

Sugar comes out, simply saying: “Well, in large part it’s based on my experience as a bisexual woman,” but then she goes on to say a whole lot more.

Discussing the importance of speaking to kids about LGBT+ issues, Sugar says not seeing oneself reflected in the stories we are told “changes who you are”.

She ends by saying: “I want to feel like I exist and I want everyone else who wants to feel that way to feel that way too.”

“These things have so much to do with who you are, and there’s this idea that these are themes that should not be shared with kids, but everyone shares stories about love and attraction with kids. So many stories for kids are about love, and it really makes a difference to hear stories about how someone like you can be loved and if you don’t hear those stories it will change who you are.

“It’s very important to me that we speak to kids about consent and we speak to kids about identity and that we speak to kids about so much. I want to feel like I exist and I want everyone else who wants to feel that way to feel that way too,” she adds.

The crowd goes wild, giving Sugar a standing ovation for her bravery.

Check out the moment below on Periscope (Rebecca Sugar comes out at 46:20)

More: comes out, comic-con, coming out, rebecca sugar, San Diego

Click to comment

Swipe sideways to view more posts!

Dismiss

Loading ...

Close icon