But things have gotten a whole lot more open in the last decade or so — even in the world of cartoons. Animation, in fact, has proven to be a great place to explore the panorama of sexuality and gender. But animation is uniquely free of limits, and creators have used this openness to create safe havens of expression for all ages. From princesses to warriors, they're out and proud — and we're here to celebrate them.
Disney's Long, Complicated History with Queer Characters
Disney Faceplants With First Animated LGBTQ Character: A Horned Cyclops Lesbian Cop | HuffPost
Disney is proudly unveiling its first LGBTQ animated character — but the initial reveal of its jaw-dropping one-eyed, horned lesbian cop fell way flat. Officer Specter is a Cyclops cop voiced by openly gay screenwriter and actress Lena Waithe. Granted, Disney faces a tough crowd. Many Twitter accounts mentioning Officer Specter were peppered with comments by people swearing off the film because of her. But many blasted Disney for wimping out again.
Disney Introduces Its First Openly Gay Character In Tom Holland's Onward
Upon the announcement, many Christians have taken to the media to denounce the movie and petition for a Boycott. Many Christian leaders and news media are encouraging their readers or viewers to do the same. Sign the boycott petition. Notable Christian leaders are urging Christian parents to boycott it.
But for the upcoming live-action remake of its animated classic Beauty and the Beast , Disney is adding a modern twist. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. Gad, who plays LeFou, has been married to wife Ida Darvish since The couple has two children together.