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Is Family Guy’s Meg Griffin About To Come Out As Lesbian?

Speaking about some of the show’s criticisms, Alec Sulkin has revealed how he plans to explore some of the more thinly-written characters in the animated sitcom, which includes potentially revealing Meg’s true sexuality.


In an interview with Splitsider, Alec said:

There’s one story we have, it’s by no means final, but it would involve Meg coming out as a lesbian.’

Alec pointed out that aspects of her identity have been hinted at in the past, such as her pretending to be lesbian for social acceptance in Brian Swings and Sings.

And in futuristic saga Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, during the episode ‘Stu and Stewie’s Excellent Adventure’, it’s revealed Meg will transition after attending college and become known as Ron.

Sulkin added.

It would be interesting how we might handle both of those story lines. Sometimes, we do things that go against continuity. We try to explain it, but sometimes, if it doesn’t fit in, we tend to make a joke about it.”

Ellen DeGeneres Weighs In On Debate About That Lesbian Couple In ‘Finding Dory’

Ever since the latest trailer for the highly anticipated Pixar sequel Finding Dory landed last month, speculation over two women in a short clip have made headlines, with many of us interpreting them to be a lesbian couple.


However, we may have gotten a little too overexcited by the clip, after film makers refused to confirm or deny the couple’s sexuality when quizzed.

Talking to USA Today, director Andrew Stanton said ambiguously

They can be whatever you want them to be. There’s no right or wrong answer,”

But refused to confirm what many us would have hoped for.

And now Ellen DeGeneres – who stars as Dory in the film – has a pretty dry response to the hysteria over the clip.

She said:

I didn’t see it. One of the woman has really short hair. And I have to say, it’s not a great haircut because it was really chopped up in the back… I think people assume anyone with a bad short haircut is gay.”
The comedian added.

Robin Wright has short hair.There are a lot of woman that are straight that have short hair. It’s just not as common.”

Last month’s heightened speculation speaks to the degree to which many people want to see LGBT representation in a major Disney-distributed film — be it animation, superheroes or Star Wars characters.

Looks Like Pixar Just Casually Introduced Us To It’s First Ever Animated Lesbian Couple

In the new, extended trailer for Finding Dory, there is a short glimpse of couple, which many eagle-eyed Twitter users believe to be the first appearance of an animated lesbian couple.

Found at around the one-minute mark of the teaser, it shows the couple with their baby, which is then swapped with an octopus.

It’s quite possible that the couple are friends, rather than the parents, but so far Pixar has not commented on the matter. So it’s speculation ahoy.

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Whether the fact that Ellen DeGeneres – perhaps the most influential gay celebrity in the world – might have had a hand in matters is also cause for wild speculation, but Pixar has long supported the LGBT cause.

It was among a number of companies and institutions, including Google, Facebook and Apple, which released a series of videos as part of the ‘It Gets Better’ project, with some of the animation giant’s employees speaking about their experiences of being gay and coming out.

In recent weeks, a campaign has emerged, to try and persuade the makers of ‘Frozen 2’ to sort Elsa out with a girlfriend.

Check it out below…

L is for Lesbian – Watch Mini’s Coming Out Story

The National Institute for Challenging Homophobia Education (NICHE) has launched a fantastic campaign in Australia. ‘YourStory’ is an animated vignette telling stories from LGBTI people from regional, rural and remote Australia.

For these animation, Gay equality educator and advocate Daniel Witthaus collected the stories of LGBTI people around Australia. The stories collected were then brought to life by illustrator/cartoonist, Kenton Penley Miller, and award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Duffy (The Doctor’s Wife). Voice artist, Emma Gibbs and production assistant Christian Bürkle round out the small yet committed team who have brought these stories to life.

‘L’ is the first letter in LGBTI, and the first installment tells the story of ‘Mini’, a lesbian from rural Australia. See it below.The first video tells the story of ‘Mini’, a lesbian from rural Australia.

Their hope is that these stories will inspire more LGBTI people to share their stories online in either a visual, cartoon and/or animated way.

Rural Australia is filled with LGBTI individuals who stay, live and grow in their communities instead of heading to the “big smoke”.

The way that NICHE sees it, the more stories that the lives of LGBTI people outside of metropolitan centres the better, and we couldn’t agree more.

This week we will share the other videos – Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex which complete the LGBTI set.