if by that you mean it takes the more mature subjects in a more mature manner, sure
not sure how that could be considered progressive tho, it's just not taking the kids for absolute retards and sticking to the age old cliches and stereotypes (and I'm not talking about your next points, by the way, only about characters in and of themselves and the way they interact with the world)>combats toxic masculinity
because the hero, a kid, cries?
then any cartoon that came out these past 20 years 'combats toxic masculinity'
nothing to do with progressiveness, everything to do with kids being kids and being shown as such
want me to go find all the scenes where gohan cries in dbz?>gender fluid
yeah, no, that's an area so grey I can't believe you'd ever want to get in there using stevonnie as an example
you can't use stevonnie as an example for gender dysphoria because 'they' are literally two person mixed up together
if anything it's redpilled as fuck and explaining these people are mentally ill, just like bipolars, and should be treated as such
and it's shown in the way stevonnie reacts to things too>sexual orientation
there are no male gems, meaning they can't be homosexual because the very definition of the word implies there must be more than one sex
snails, worms and slugs aren't 'homosexual'
and let's not forget that ruby is for all intent and purpose a guy, same for jasper (if you want to go with lapis jasper being a 'thing' in the first place)
if you ask a kid if jasper or ruby are boys or girls, you'll quickly find out they don't share your opinion
rather silly stuff desu
all the 'progressive' aspects in the show are redpilled as fuck and thus you shouldn't call the show 'progressive' because it's basically a parody of progressivism at this point