Since it’s almost time for spooky season, I decided to write a post about LGBT representation regarding Monster High characters. Created by Garrett Sander and made into a web series/doll line in 2010, Monster High is known for being a one of a kind brand. All of the dolls are extremely unique and everyone is some sort of monster. In May of this year, Garrett went on Instagram and answered questions on his Instagram story about LGBT Monster High characters. Here are some characters he listed as being LGBT/hinted at the possibility of them being LGBT.
1. Finnegan Wake
Garrett said Finnegan was created with the intention of not being straight, but he wasn’t allowed to say anything about it officially. Garrett said it could be possible that Finnegan is pansexual when asked if any characters were pan.
2. Neighthan Rot
Neighthan was also planned to be LGBT but Garrett was told it’s “not the right time.” Honestly I think Neighthan might be bi/pan but obviously Garrett never specified what part of the community he’s in.
3. Kieran Valentine
Valentine was supposed to come out in his diary as a gay monster but it didn’t happen because the circumstances behind his coming out was putting “lgbt people in a bad light.”
Garrett said this, “The idea was that he was ashamed of being gay so he tried going after a fake version of love by not being himself. By finally accepting who he was, he was able to thrive on not only finding true love for himself, but being able to love himself for who he was.”
4. Clawdeen Wolf
Even though she wasn’t initially created to be a lesbian, Garrett fully supports the idea of Clawdeen being a lesbian!
5. Kiyomi Haunterly
Supposedly Kiyomi has subtle hints in her diary about being LGBT. Some people are saying she has a lil crush on Draculaura.
6. Kala Mer’ri
Garrett said he could see her “liking all the fish in and out of the sea.” Maybe Kala could be bi!
7. Gilda Goldstag
Just like with Clawdeen, Gilda wasn’t created with the intention of being LGBT but Garrett fully supports her being transgender!
Here are some other questions that were answered by Garrett! As you can see, some of these characters weren’t created to be associated with the lgbt community but the creator fully supports the idea. Also, I know poly isn’t really associated with the community much but I decided to include it anyway!