Mentions and Queer Readings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are explicit mentions of same-sex relationships. In this video, Merry, a Peppy villager, tells the player about a comic with two princesses who are in love. To our knowledge, this can occur with any Peppy villager. If you have screenshots/evidence of this happening with other personality types, please feel free to let us know.

Additionally, multiple fans have queerly read certain content, such as this letter from Bonbon, a Peppy villager who wants to impress a female classmate, or this exchange between two villagers, Lionel and Tammy.

As Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still quite new, we would love to hear about any additional new LGBTQ content to the series. If you find anything not listed on the Archive, please feel free to let us know.

LGBTQ References in this game series:

Animal Crossing (2001): BlancaGracieJuliaSaharah

Animal Crossing: Wild World (2005): Mentions of Same-Sex RelationshipsOpposite-Gender Haircuts

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (2012): Crossdressing and Gender ExpressionIsabelleVillager Flirting

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020): CJ and FlickMentions and Queer ReadingsRemoval of Gender Choice


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