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Rebecca Sugar on LGBT themes in Steven Universe

Here’s a transcript of Rebecca answering a fan’s question on LGBT in Steven Universe. Audio can be found here at around 46:20

Fan: It’s clear that Steven Universe has strong themes that center on women empowerment and LGBT themes, I just wanted to ask Rebecca, what inspired you to include these themes in the show? 

Rebecca: Well, in the large part it’s based on my experience as a bisexual women, um, I think that, there are a lot of, ways that er, how do I put this..? These things have so much to do with who you are, there’s an idea that, um, you should, let’s see.. that these are themes that.. should not be shared with kids, but everyone shares stories about love and attraction with kids. So many stories for kids are about love, and, it really makes a difference to hear stories about how someone like you can be loved, and if you don’t hear those stories it will change who you are, um, it’s very important to me, that we speak to kids about consent, that we speak to kids about identity, that we speak, uh, to kids about, hm.. there’s so much to speak about. I want to feel like I exist and I want everyone else who wants to feel that way to feel that way too. 

So I just added some harmonies in the background, and then I thought a Rose Quartz voice singing along with Steven would be a very nice addition to this song. Cuz you KNOW she’s right there singing to her treasured people :’( Soo yuup! I hope you like it, I did all the singing obviously. 

Pls credit tho if you’re going to use this

#when the feels are too much

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