Hi all :3
My names Kestin, I'm 19, a New Zealander and currently nearing then end of my first year of Classical Animation at the Freelance Animation School (and loving it so much!). I'm also a lesbian and have been curious for quite a while about whether if theres alot of other GLBT people in the animation industry.
Whilst I don't believe it's a major thing or 'need to know' (most people I've met in the industry are awesome people and wouldn't care if you were polka-dotted) I wouldn't mind knowing some more people in the industry who are.
One of my career goals (though a good ten years away) is to make animated television shows and films that are aimed at an audience of 10-16 yr olds which have various GLBT characters in them where that aspect of themselves isn't neccessarily the driving plot point (the Simpsons already has had numerous queer characters in it so its not too much of a long shot, and many anime has gay characters also) I hope to just provide an accurate portrayal of us to an audience who often get little information on the subject. I would especially like to address transgenderism as that can be one of the most confusing things for a child to go through and is often very hard for young people to get information on or even know the name for it. (i.e: an animated version of Mon Vie En Rose?)
Well thank-you for reading, any feedback will be greatly appreciated :)
Best wishes from New Zealand and me! XD
"When you make your mark on the world, watch out for guys with big erasers." -- :rolleyes: