Rebecca Sugar and Team Win GLAAD Award for ‘Steven Universe’

Ruby and Sapphire Kiss – courtesy of Cartoon Network

The Cartoon Network phenomenon, Steven Universe, has captured the hearts of its audience with its heartfelt songs and themes that resonate with its fans. Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe and the rest of the creative team for this show, have been honored with the GLAAD Award for “Outstanding Kids & Family Programming.” This is historic as Steven Universe is the first animated show to win this prestigious award.

The show follows titular character Steven Universe, a boy who is part gem, who with the help of Peridot, Lapis, Greg, Connie, Lion, and so many others, fight to protect Earth from the “Crystal Gems.” In its five seasons, the show has pushed the idea of hope and acceptance, including a plot line which included the wedding of non-binary characters, Ruby and Sapphire.

Steven Universe is set to release a feature film in the fall of 2019. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for a new season starting sometime this year.

Congratulations to Rebecca Sugar and the Steven Universe family for this GLAAD Award!

 

Kailey

Kailey is an editor and writer for Nerds and Beyond, who joined the team in 2018. She's a USF student and a Disney dreamer. She loves all things Supernatural and Wayward Sisters. You can find her on social media @kaileygross.

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