Nickelodeon Announced SpongeBob is Part of the LGBTQ+ Community

In recognition of Pride Month, Nickelodeon announced that SpongeBob is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

"Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month," the network wrote on Twitter Saturday. The Tweet was accompanied by photos of Squarepants, Schwoz Schwartz from Henry Danger, and Korra from Avatar: The Legend of Korra, who are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Nickelodeon didn't specify how SpongeBob identifies, but fans got 'SpongeBob Gay' Trending pretty quick.

However, the show's creator previously said that he believes SpongeBob and Patrick Starfish are asexual.

Either way, Happy Pride, everyone!