With the global pandemic cancelling any event that will gather large crowds and massive social injustice protests; Pride has been forced to take a back seat; but June is Pride month for the LGBTQ+ community.  It is a time of festivals, parades, and a community coming together to be…

This June the Pride community has a new advocate…none other than Bikini Bottom resident SpongeBob SquarePants!

In its support of Pride month, the television network Nickelodeon posted a Tweet that featured three of the network’s characters.  For many the tweet is an admission that the Bikini Bottom residents are indeed members of the LGBTQ+ community.  Joining SpongeBob in the Tweet are Schwoz Schwartz from “Henry Danger” and Korra from “Legend of Korra”.

“Legend of Korra” has revealed in their storyline that Korra is indeed bisexual and a member of the community.

The actor who voices Schwoz Schwartz, Michael D. Cohen is transgender.

That leaves SpongeBob, who is at least an ally; but is more than just an ally??? Nickelodeon isn’t saying.  Originally, Nickelodeon stated that SpongeBob was in fact asexual.

feature photo credit: By Tomas Castelazo – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38796912