Monday, September 27, 2021

Children's TV and Nonbinary Characters

Characters like 'Gonzo-rella' are lighting up children's TV and encouraging self-acceptance

 Gonzo reveals that he was the mysterious princess at the ball!

Earlier this summer, a new princess giddily square-danced onto the scene. They've got blue fur, a nose shaped like a hook and a thing for chickens. They're a Muppet -- one you've probably known for a while.

Their name is Gonzo-rella, the royal alias of Gonzo the Great. The idiosyncratic Muppet is perhaps best known for performing daredevilish stunts gone wrong. But now, Gonzo is the latest gender-diverse character on a children's TV show -- and on a Disney network, no less.

Gonzo tells their friends with newfound confidence:

I don't want you to be upset with me, but I don't want to do things because that's the way they've always been done either, I want to be me."

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