US-Canadian animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will introduce same-sex characters onto the popular children’s program.
Titled “The Last Crusade,” the episode will feature the animated characters Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty, as they take care of the school-age character, Scootaloo.
The characters previously appeared in the 2017 book “Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe,” but this will be their first appearance on the Discovery Family series, a reboot of the Hasbro 1980s original.
One of the series’ writers, Michael Vogel, said on Twitter he and co-writers Nicole Dubuc and Josh Haber aimed to “bring more EQuality to EQuestria” in June, during LGBTQPride Month.
LGBT characters have previously been included in children’s and animated series, including on Disney.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic airs in Australia on 9GO!