‘My Little Pony’ Children’s Cartoon Features Lesbian Aunts During Final Season

    Updated: June 28, 2019 at 3:36 pm EST  See Comments

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    The animated series “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” featured lesbian aunts during its final season, a writer for the show and an actress who gives voice to one of the aunts have confirmed.

    “Introducing Aunt Holiday (ginger hair, voiced by me!) & Aunt Lofty, the lesbian pony couple debuting today on on ‘The Last Crusade’ episode of My Little Pony Season 9! #mylittlepony #proud,” tweeted Jackie Blackmore on June 15.

    “@NicoleDubuc, @joshhaber and I doin’ what we can to bring more EQuality to EQuestria!! #PrideMonth,” Michael Vogel also tweeted on June 10. 

    The two had previously appeared in the 2017 book “Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe,” according to Comics Beat. At that time, Vogel similarly had tweeted that the aunts were a “couple.”

    “Are they really lesbians in the actual book?” one follower asked.

    “Well, they aren’t sisters so …,” Vogel replied. “When I say ‘cute couple’ I’m saying that Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty are a cute couple. Yes.”

    He explained to BuzzFeed earlier this month that he and co-writer Nicole Dubuc “thought this was a great opportunity to organically introduce an LGBTQ couple in the series, and we asked Hasbro and they approved it.”

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    “With Josh and Nicole running the final season together, it was something we all wanted to do — bring this out couple into the final season and make them ‘officially’ a part of the

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