"The Loud House" Continues To Break LGBT Barriers

"The Loud House" Continues To Break LGBT Barriers

Luna's crush on Sam will be not be a big deal to the kids watching and that is worth celebrating.

"The Loud House" is a Nickelodeon cartoon featuring the shenanigans of ten sisters and one brother.

In the episode "L is for Love," the Loud children find a letter from a secret admire. "L. Loud" could be any of them, and thus begins a series of each character sending signals to their crushes. Flirting with a boy counter part for each Loud girl ensues, with a girl for Lincoln Loud, and a teddy bear for the baby's "crush."

Careful attention is placed on Luna Loud who says Sam is out of her league and is too shy to send a signal or give a token. Sam is undistinguished between members of a friend group though assumed to be the boy (by anyone who hasn't read about it online, or isn't a great predictor of plot twist).

More notes narrows it down to Luna as the one with an admirer, though Sam is not yet revealed. One plot twist is that the notes were actually being exchanged by their parents. However this inspires Luna and her siblings to sends notes to their crushes. The last to due so is Luna who leaves a note in a locker. The same group passes, but it's the girl with blonde hair who stops. She smiles as she reads the note, and Luna smiles around the corner, showing the possibility of returned affections.

The moment is pure and super adorable.

It's a wonderful surprise, though fit for "The Loud House" as a supporting character has had two dads since early on in the show.

It honestly just makes sense. In a family of 11 siblings the chances are high at least one will not be straight.

After a series of nine hetero-romance lines, it's only fair to have some non-straight representation to reflect the diversity of the real world of the kids watching.

Sam reminds me a lot of Jackie Lynn Thomas of "Star vs. the Forces of Evil." Perhaps it's a troupe for a main character to have a crush on the cool blonde girl with a blue strip in her hair.

Assuming her family knows who Sam is (which I'm sure they do) they were super supportive. This is an excellent example of not having to "come out" to one's family. There's an "I have a crush" moment that the siblings have in common, and Luna's is not treated any differently.

I'm excited for all the children watching, who one day may have a "Sam" crush as well. I wish I had this growing up, so it's fantastic progress that future generations will.

The best part is how normalized Luna's crush, and Clyde's parents are. While the media might be excited (yes, I'm a small part of that) the kids watching will see it as no big deal, and that is worth celebrating.

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8 Struggles Of Being 21 And Looking 12

The struggle is real, my friends.

“You'll appreciate it when you're older." Do you know how many times my mom has told me this? Too many to count. Every time I complain about looking young that is the response I get. I know she's right, I will love looking young when I'm in my 40s. However, looking young is a real struggle in your 20s. Here's what we have to deal with:

1. Everyone thinks your younger sister or brother is the older one.

True story: someone actually thought my younger sister was my mom once. I've really gotten used to this but it still sucks.

2. You ALWAYS get carded.

Every. Single. Time. Since I know I look young, I never even bothered with a fake ID my first couple of years of college because I knew it would never work. If I'm being completely honest, I was nervous when I turned 21 that the bartender would think my real driver's license was a fake.

3. People look at your driver's license for an awkward amount of time.

So no one has actually thought my real driver's license is fake but that doesn't stop them from doing a double take and giving me *that look.* The look that says, “Wow, you don't look that old." And sometimes people will just flat out say that. The best part is this doesn't just happen when you're purchasing alcohol. This has happened to me at the movie theater.

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4. People will give you *that look* when they see you drinking alcohol.

You just want to turn around and scream “I'M 21, IT'S LEGAL. STOP JUDGING ME."

5. People are shocked to find out you're in college.

If I had a dollar for every time someone had a shocked expression on their face after I told them I'm a junior in college I could pay off all of my student loan debt. It's funny because when random people ask me how school is going, I pretty much assume they think I'm in high school and the shocked look on their face when I start to talk about my college classes confirms I'm right.

6. For some reason wearing your hair in a ponytail makes you look younger.

I don't understand this one but it's true. Especially if I don't have any makeup on I could honestly pass for a child.

7. Meeting an actual 12-year-old who looks older than you.

We all know one. That random 12-year-old who looks extremely mature for her age and you get angry because life isn't fair.

8. Being handed a kids' menu.

This is my personal favorite. It happens more often than it should. The best part of this is it's your turn to give someone a look. The look that says, "You've got to be kidding me".

Looking young is a real struggle and I don't think everyone realizes it. However, with all the struggles that come with looking young, we still take advantage of it. Have you ever gone to a museum or event where if you're under a certain age you get in for a discounted price? Yeah? Well, that's when I bet you wish you were us. And kids' meals are way cheaper than regular meals so there have definitely been a couple times when I've kept that kids' menu.

So, all in all, it's not the worst thing in the world but it's definitely a struggle.

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16 'Golden Girls' Quotes That Are Still Golden In 2019

Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia..four unique middle aged women from different backgrounds under one roof.


One of the greatest shows of all time (at least in my opinion) is Golden Girls. I was not born yet when it first aired in 1985, but thankfully it is on Hulu. Here are just some of the many quotes from the series's seven-year run.

1. Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. -Blanche Devereaux

2. Go to sleep sweetheart. Pray for brains. -Dorothy Zbornak

3. Dorothy, was Sophia naked just now, or does her dress really need ironing. -Rose Nylund

4. People waste their time pondering whether a glass if half empty of half full. Me, I just drink whatever's in the glass. -Sophia Petrillo

5. I've been having a giood time, and there wasn't even a man in the room. -Blanche Devereaux

6. As they say in St. Olaf, Helgenbargenflergenflurfennerfen. -Rose Nylund

7. Have I given you any indication that I care? -Sophia Petrillo

8. I'm as jumpy as a virgin in a prison rodeo. -Blanche Devereaux

9. Blanche, I could get herpes listening to this story -Dorothy Zbornak

10. I had a knack for coming up with the firmest, most appealing yams. -Rose Nylund

11. No, I will not have a nice day! -Dorothy Zbornak

12. Look, you didn't ask for my opinion, but I'm old, so I'm giving it anyway. -Sophia Petrillo

13. There is a fine line between having a good time and being a wanton slut. My toe has been on that line. Blanche Devereaux

14. You'll have to excuse my mother. She suffered a slight stroke a few years ago which rendered her totally annoying. -Dorothy Zbornak

15. Everybody likes me. -Rose Nylund

16. Silly rabbi. Tricks are for kids. -Sophia Petrillo

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