Esther Bley has been a fan of animation for as long as she can remember. An avid researcher of queer history since a young teenager, it was inevitable that these interests would eventually combine to form the database you are visiting today.

Esther is an archivist, historian, researcher and reference librarian. When not focusing on their database, Queer Animation, they spend their time writing. She contributes to her series, “The Cartoon Closet” for Cartoon Research, her Substack, Queer Animation, and is working on a book about queer representation in American animation.

I want to thank all the filmmakers and animators who came before me, those who are creating works today, and those who are yet to be discovered.

Special thanks to early supporters of this project:

Queer Animation would not have been possible without the tireless support of Beth Taboh. Thank you for all the time assisting me in making this a reality.

Jerry Beck: For input concerning Krazy Kat's early filmography

Lucie Markus: For translation and editing assistance

And: Henry, Loren Hardy, Jane Klain, and Lore Raul