Robert Carnelius Cogdell III
Due to discrimination, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer teens have higher rates of homelessness and are more likely to commit suicide than their peers. Therefore, one of my goals for McTucky Fried High is to bring greater visibility to LGBTQ characters and issues in animation. By having animated characters who are anthropomorphic food, the characters can be funny and also inviting. Animation is a great platform in which to engage audiences with humor, quality story and message. This ties into my larger goal for the series which is to re-contextualize different issues like bullying, gender identity, and coming out, so audiences see them in a new light and to spark awareness and change. More episodes available at http://www.mctuckyfriedhigh.com/.