At the San Diego Comic Con 2018 and at the Voltron panel, co-showrunner Lauren Montgomery confirmed that Shiro, the leader of Voltron and pilot of the Black Lion (voiced by Josh Keaton), is gay and that the character of Adam, Shiro’s boyfriend will be shown. Oh my glob, that’s awesome! I know many wanted Shiro to be in a relationship with fellow paladin Keith, but this is still great news nonetheless. I have wanted representation in Voltron since the first episode and I can honestly feel that this makes so much sense. As to how other fans feel, well I can figuratively hear people screaming both positively and negatively. I’ll just focus on those that are feeling a sense of joy out of this announcement. Season 7 airs on Netflix on August 7, 2018.