Meet the animated gay dads making their Nickelodeon debut

Nickelodeon makes history by introducing a married, biracial gay couple on its animated series, “The Loud House,” giving same-sex parents much-needed representation in the cartoon world.

In the July 20 episode, “Overnight Success,” 11-year-old Lincoln Loud invites his friend, Clyde McBride, over to his house for a sleepover. When Clyde arrives at the Loud house, he is accompanied by his two dads, Harold (voiced by Wayne Brady) and Howard McBride (Michael McDonald).

The episode doesn’t make a big deal out of the McBrides’ sexuality or their race. Instead, it will simply focus on how overprotective they are ― not unlike heterosexual parents.

A Nickelodeon representative confirmed that the July 20 episode of “The Loud House” would feature same-sex parents, but did not comment further.