‘The Owl House,’ an unapologetically LGBTQ-friendly children’s show, is something we need to see more of.


Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for The Owl House.

It may be in the middle of a troubling hiatus, but The Owl Housestill remains one of the most important children’s cartoons of the new decade. Having premiered in January 2020, the Disney Channel show has received critical acclaim and has been highly celebrated for its diverse characters, including its outstanding accomplishments in LGBTQ representation.

The Owl House follows Luz Noceda, an eccentric and imaginative girl who accidentally wanders from her home in the human realm into a dangerous world of magic and monsters. There, she befriends infamous witch and wanted criminal Eda Clawthorne along with her scruffy companion, King. Having found a new home away from home, Luz strives to become a witch, meeting plenty of new and mystical friends along the way.

The series has made a name for itself for its groundbreaking diversity, both with its racially diverse cast and how prominently LGBTQ characters are represented.

Following in the footsteps of shows like Steven Universe, The Owl House has been unafraid to approach LGBTQ subjects with nuance and depth. Between a recurring character’s gay dads being featured in the background to major characters being openly queer and attracted to the same gender, there’s no shortage of heartwarming moments of pride featured throughout the show.

Take the main character, Luz, for example. Show creator Dana Terrace has confirmed via Reddit that the character is openly bisexual, with fans even calling her the first bisexual lead in a Disney Channel show. Her pride certainly comes through in the series itself.

Like any good fangirl, Luz fantasizes about being romantically involved with the male heroes of her favorite books. But in reality, she recently started dating a girl!

Her girlfriend, Amity Blight, is a prodigal student at Hexside School of Magic and Demonics. Though she was initially repulsed by Luz’s brash and happy-go-lucky attitude, they eventually connected through a shared love of books. Amity’s desire to be Luz’s friend eventually blossomed into an all-out lesbian crush, one that she (poorly) kept secret for much of Season 1.

In Season 2 Episode 8, “Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Hooty’s Door,” that all changed. Under the emotional duress of the eponymous Owl House falling apart, Amity openly admitted her feelings for Luz, which she felt herself reciprocating. The episode ended with the two of them agreeing to go on a… Brinkwire short summary.


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