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Disney cartoon ‘Gravity Falls’ introduces gay couple

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“Gravity Falls,” a Disney XD cartoon series, introduced a gay couple in its series finale.

Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durland, two minor characters on the show, have raised speculation from the show’s fanbase that their relationship went beyond business partners.

In the series finale, the shipping became canon.

In the episode, the sheriff saves the deputy and the two appear to confess their love for one another while embracing each other’s faces.

“We’re mad with power…and love,” one character says to the other.

Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch has previously spoken about including an LGBT character in the series. In a Q&A on Reddit, Hirsch said he wanted to, but was afraid he wouldn’t be allowed.

“I would love to but I doubt they’d ever let me do it in kids T.V. But man I would if I could,” Hirsch says.

This isn’t the first Disney series to include a same-sex couple. In 2014 a lesbian couple was featured on the show “Good Luck Charlie.”

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  1. BigGaySteve

    February 21, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Its kinda cheep to just do it on the last episode like with Kora the bender.

    • Edwin Andrade

      February 22, 2016 at 12:57 am

      Because couples are only worth anything if they are made up of attractive people? That’s a bad precedent to set, just saying. And at least it was done canonically. As opposed to after the fact like the whole “controversial” dumbledore thing.

      • David Page

        July 16, 2016 at 1:24 am

        They did show a lesbian couple in Good Luck Charlie, but that ended up getting death threats to a young child so I think Disney didn’t want anyone else to get hurt.

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RuPaul makes Emmy history with 11 wins, most ever for a Black artist

Ru did not make mention of the history-making win- instead thanking the Academy, Viacom and CBS and “all of you gorgeous people here tonight”

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RuPaul picking up his trophiy at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month. (Screenshot via YouTube)

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