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,” Gonzo tells their friends with newfound confidence. “I want to be me.”
The “Gonzo-rella” episode of “Muppet Babies” is one of the most recent and widely celebrated examples of animated children’s television tackling nonbinary and gender-diverse identity. Earlier this year, “Blue’s Clues & You” shared an animated Pride Parade that featured a nonbinary dolphin that used a wheelchair. Series for older kids, like “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” and the pioneering “Steven Universe,” center romantic storylines for nonbinary and LGBTQ characters and positive depictions of self-discovery and acceptance.