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Fandom and the Internet Are Responsible for the Existence of Queer Anime and Manga

While there are a number of outstanding queer anime and manga now, it wasn’t always so — and we have internet anime fans to thank for that

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Film
Secrets and Adorable Details Are Hidden in the Anime Classic ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

Hayao Miyazaki’s film ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ is perfect for all ages; whether 5 or 95, you’ll be enchanted by this beautiful, utterly charming film

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TV
An Abridged History of How ‘Steven Universe’ Went From Concept to Hit Animated Series

Rebecca Sugar, working on ‘Adventure Time,’ suggested a show about a magic boy with the ability to help those around him work through difficult emotions

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Editors' Picks
A Host of Our Favorite Podcast, ‘Gayest Episode Ever,’ Shares His 5 Favorite Episodes

There were a lot more instances of LGBTQ characters and storylines in old sitcoms than you probably remember. Sure, we’re talking about maybe one episode per long-running series, and most of this queer representation was handled pretty shoddily, but there are a few occasions — a rarity, admittedly — when[…]

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