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.”
“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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