Nickelodeon anime Legends of Korra hints at lesbian romance

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Nickelodeon’s anime series The Legend of Korra has seemingly confirmed rumours of a lesbian relationship between the main character and her best friend.

The American TV series – based on hit series Avatar: The Last Airbender – appeared to break new ground for children’s TV.

Fans have long suspected that the series was building towards a romance for protagonist Korra and best friend Asami, with their closeness and strong bond a central theme for the show.

However, the show’s closing moments appeared to confirm the rumours – when the pair walked off to the spirit world together hand-in-hand.

The show’s fans, who nickname the pair ‘Korrasami’, were ecstatic with the scene.

Children’s channel CBBC recently broadcast a feature about a transgender boy for the first time ever.

Documentary I Am Leo – which aired as part of the channel’s anti-bullying week – was targeted at the channel’s audience of 6-to-12 year olds.

Earlier this year, the Disney Channel featured its first ever gay couple in sitcom ‘Good Luck Charlie’.

Desi Lydic and Lilli Birdsell played Susan and Cheryl, who are the parents of a child that Charlie has a playdate with.

Although Charlie’s parents are surprised to learn that “Taylor has two mums”, they quickly grow to accept them for who they are.

Disney said: “This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors… Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”