The final season of “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” is set to feature a lesbian pony couple — just in time for Pride month.
The episode, titled “The Last Crusade”, will star Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty, who take care of the character Scootaloo.
The ep has already aired in Europe and will air in the United States on Discovery Family Channel over the weekend.
Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty appeared in a 2017 book.
Co-showrunner Nicole Dubuc told BuzzFeed News: “I think it’s fantastic that we can show that what truly defines a family is love — that, to me, is the core of ‘My Little Pony’.”
Writer and producer Michael Vogel added, “Nicole and I thought this was a great opportunity to organically introduce an LGBTQ couple in the series, and we asked Hasbro and they approved it.
“With [co-showrunner] Josh [Haber] and Nicole running the final season together, it was something we all wanted to do — bring this out couple into the final season and make them ‘officially’ a part of the ‘MLP’ world.”
Vogel continued, “’My Little Pony’ has always been about friendship and accepting people (or ponies) that are different from you. So it just felt like something important to do.”
The “MLP” news comes after an episode of “Arthur” featured a same-sex marriage.