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”.
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) June 13, 2020
“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