I'd point out Sugar is very vocal about LGBT rights and equality, but then again she's very logical about it, and doesn't use her characters explicitly. Within the show it's more>Okay, and these rock people all look like women>Some of these rock people get into parallels for relationships with other rock women>Sometimes they don't
Even the way it approached separation of gem roles and fusions wasn't obnoxious, it was generally told in a fun and entertaining manner (eldritch caterpillar aside), and I'm usually a stickler for that kind of stuff.>>108041338
You make them, and you make them the same way you would other characters. Flaws, weaknesses, strengths, insecurities, people calling them out on wrongdoings, growth in themselves, inspiring others, being inspired by others.
Not to suck SU's dick again, but Pearl and Garnet are pretty good examples. All the character and show flaws in terms of writing thus stem from actual other minor problems like>Pearl arguably instigating a false flag war>Garnet debatably being codependent>Steven being used as a pawn in a war that he should never have been victim to>All villains being convinced far too easily by Steven's absurd CHA and persuasion feats>Steven arguably forgiving former villains far too easily, in addition to the dick moves by his so called responsible guardians>A lack of tension and fight scenes in recent seasons>Onion Friends.
Are all flaws that don't stem from characters being LGBT, and therefore members of the fanbase don't resent them for it.